Panayote Vilandos Trumps a Huge WSOP Event #24 Field

Panayote Vilandos Trumps a Huge WSOP Event #24 Field

Monday, 15 June 2009

Panayote “Pete” Vilandos has triumphed over a monstrous field of 2,506 players in Event #24 to take home a whopping $607,276 first-place prize. The 69-year-old joined Doyle Brunson in proving that you don’t have to be young to play poker.

“The Internet players – they are very good players. But we are the old fellows and we have a gut feeling that we go with,” he said after his huge win. He defeated Andy Seth heads-up after getting it in with A5o against Seth’s AJ. The board ran out T432K to make Vilandos the unlikely wheel.

As an aside, ex-Eastenders star and British celebrity-turned-poker player Michael Greco put in a solid performance in this event to finish in 3rd place for $248k. He lost a coinflip with AT vs Seth’s 77 to hit the rail.

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