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WSOP -- Panayote Vilandos Wins Event No. 24

Vilandos Takes Home Second Bracelet and $607,256


Panayote Vilandos can add his name to the list of the biggest stories of the 2009 World Series of Poker. Vilandos took down Event No. 24 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em) late Saturday evening.

Vilandos is no stranger to making his way through huge no-limit hold’em fields at this year’s WSOP. Vilandos out lasted all but one player in a field of 6,012 when he finished second to Steve Sung in Event No. 4 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em). Saturday’s victory required him besting a field of 2,506 players.

Outlasting a combined 8,515 opponents in those two events, Vilandos has cashed for $1,080,539 this summer at the WSOP. Vilandos quietly sits in third for money earned, trailing only Isaac Haxton and Vitaly Lunkin.

Currently sixth in Card Player’s Player of the Year Race, Vilandos’ win in Event No. 24 was his second bracelet. The other came in a 1995 pot-limit hold’em event.

Here are the final results:

1. Panayote Vilandos – $ 607,256
2. Andy Seth – $372,855
3. Michael Greco – $248,855
4. Glenn McCaffrey – $176,165
5. Dean Hamrick – $132,380
6. Alan Jaffray – $105,699
7. David Lerman – $88,937
8. Ronnie Kevin – $79,017
9. Brian Fitzpatrick – $73,886

Here is a look at the elimination hands as featured in’s live updates

Brian Fitzpatrick Eliminated In 9th Place ($73,886)

Brian Fitzpatrick moved all-in and Panayote Vilandos looked him up.

Vilandos: AHeart Suit10Diamond Suit
Fitzpatrick: AClub Suit8Diamond Suit
Board: 10Heart Suit7Diamond Suit2Heart SuitJClub Suit3Diamond Suit

The flop left Fitzpatrick drawing slim but the turn gave him a gutshot straight draw. The river bricked, however, and he was eliminated in 9th place.

Ronnie Kevin Eliminated In 8th Place ($79,017)

Andy Seth raised to 155,000 and Panayote Vilandos reraised to 300,000. Ronnie Kevin then moved in for 550,000 total and only Vilandos made the call.

Vilandos: KClub SuitKDiamond Suit
Kevin: AClub SuitQDiamond Suit
Board: 10Diamond Suit7Club Suit3Spade Suit5Spade Suit3Heart Suit

Kevin never got any help on the board and he was eliminated in 8th place.

David Lerman Eliminated In 7th Place ($88,937)

Glenn McCaffrey raised to 115,000 before the flop and Alan Jaffray made the call. David Lerman also came along and the flop was 10Club Suit4Club Suit3Diamond Suit. Lerman was first to act and moved all in for 415,000. McCaffrey then reraised to get Jaffray out of the pot. Jaffray obliged by folding and the hands were shown.

McCaffrey: KHeart Suit10Heart Suit
Lerman: 9Heart Suit4Heart Suit

Lerman was in bad shape and the KSpade Suit on the turn left him with very few outs. The AClub Suit on the river sent Lerman home in 7th place.

Alan Jaffray

Alan Jaffray Eliminated In 6th Place ($105,699)

Alan Jaffray moved all-in for 950,000 from early position and was called by Panayote Vilandos. The players then showed down their hands.

Vilandos: ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit
Jaffray: KHeart SuitQDiamond Suit
Board: QClub Suit3Diamond Suit2Heart Suit7Spade Suit3Spade Suit

Jaffray was dominated and the board never offered him any help. Jaffray’s move cost him his tournament life as he was knocked out in 6th place, pocketing $105,699.

Dean Hamrick

Dean Hamrick Eliminated In 5th Place (132,380)

Hamrick raised to 150,000 preflop and action folded around to Panayote Vilandos in the big blind. He proceeded to move all-in, having Hamrick covered. After some thought, Hamrick called his final 980,000 into the pot and the showdown was on.

Hamrick: AHeart SuitQHeart Suit
Vilandos: 9Spade Suit9Club Suit
Board: 10Club Suit10Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit9Club Suit7Club Suit

Hamrick was racing preflop but was drawing stone-dead on the turn as Vilandos filled up. Hamrick made his exit in 5th place.

Glenn McCaffrey Eliminated in 4th Place ($176,165)

Andy Seth raised from the button and Glenn McCaffrey moved all-in behind him. Seth called and both players turned over their cards.

McCaffrey: ASpade SuitJClub Suit
Seth: AClub Suit7Diamond Suit

Board: QDiamond Suit6Diamond Suit5Spade Suit8Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit

McCaffrey got it in good, but Seth went runner-runner for a four-card flush, eliminating Glenn McCaffrey in 4th place ($176,765).

Michael Greco

Michael Greco Eliminated in 3rd Place ($248,855)

Andy Seth raised from the button and Michael Greco moved all-in from the big blind. Seth called and both players turned over their cards.

Greco: ASpade Suit10Heart Suit
Seth: 7Spade Suit7Heart Suit

Board: 6Spade Suit6Heart Suit3Spade SuitKHeart SuitQSpade Suit

Seth’s pair of sevens held up and Michael Greco was eliminated in 3rd place.

Panayote Vilandos Wins Event No. 24 ($607,256), Andy Seth Eliminated In 2nd Place ($372,855)

Panayote Vilandos limped in preflop and Andy Seth raised to 710,000 behind him. Vilandos moved all-in and Seth called.

Vilandos: AHeart Suit5Club Suit
Seth: ASpade SuitJClub Suit

Board: 10Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit3Spade Suit2Club SuitKClub Suit

Seth got it in good, but Vilandos made the wheel on the turn, eliminating Seth in 2nd place ($372,855). Panayote Vilandos wins event No. 24 ($607,256).



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