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Pete Vilandos wins second bracelet

6/15/2009

Event 23 | Event 25

Only 12 days after Pete "The Greek" Vilandos finished second in the 6,000-player Stimulus Special Event 4 ($1,000, no-limit hold 'em), he found himself back at the final table with a new determination to walk away with the victory. The $1,500, no-limit hold 'em Event 24 attracted 2,506 players, and as proven in Event 4, Vilandos knows how to make his way through a large field. Dodging the amateur-like play that comes with the $1,500 price tag, Vilandos preached patience, and he held up his second World Series of Poker bracelet after defeating 22-year-old Andy Seth.

"It's a lot of patience and a lot of strategy," Vilandos said after the win. "The Internet players -- they are very good players. But we are the old fellows and we have a gut feeling that we go with."

Vilandos, 69, referred to himself as old, and going heads-up with Seth, there was a 47-year age difference. This time, the veteran pulled through, and in doing so, outlasted more players than any other player in this year's WSOP (7,515).

After arriving in the United States at age 27, Vilandos earned a degree from the University of Houston, and after playing poker for fun, he joined the circuit. The former businessman has played professionally for over 20 years, and has accumulated $1.3 million in WSOP winnings in 17 cashes. This was his eighth final table, and his first bracelet came in 1995 in a pot-limit hold 'em event with a much smaller field size of 264 players.

Another familiar face at the final table was Dean Hamrick. It was Hamrick who was the unfortunate final-table bubble boy in the 2008 WSOP main event.

Other notable finishers include David Baker (81st), Joe Sebok (104th) and Devin Porter (122nd).

Below are the complete results of Event 24:

Event 24: No-limit 2-7 hold 'em
Buy-in: $1,500
Entries: 2,506
Prize pool: $3,420,690
Players in the money: 270

1. Pete 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. Souvanh Vilayvanh ($79,017)

9. Brian Fitzpatrick ($73,886)

10. Ernst Hermans ($51,755)

11. Benny Champlin ($51,755)

12. Gnalter Santos ($51,755)

13. Stuart Marshak ($36,225)

14. Mihai Manole ($36,225)

15. Roberto Truijers ($36,225)

16. Ali Davoudi ($25,347)

17. Robert Correa ($25,347)

18. Andrew Seden ($25,347)

19. Chris Sparks ($17,753)

20. Vandung Nguyen ($17,753)

21. Roberto Morales ($17,753)

22. David Crittenden ($17,753)

23. Ryan Welch ($17,753)

24. Craig Gray ($17,753)

25. Chris Roulier ($17,753)

26. Ryan Barwacz ($17,753)

27. David Goldklang ($17,753)

28. William Wood ($14,093)

29. Martin Derbyshire ($14,093)

30. Marcus Meyer ($14,093)

31. Guillaume Patry ($14,093)
32. Joe Simmons ($14,093)

33. Erik Sundin ($14,093)

34. David Chicotsky ($14,093)

35. Michael Dietrich ($14,093)

36. Stuart Barclay ($14,093)

37. Tommy Le ($10,604)

38. Joel Silver ($10,604)

39. Michael Downey ($10,604)

40. Daniel Austin ($10,604)

41. Aditya Agarwal ($10,604)

42. Billy Griner ($10,604)

43. Paul Febers ($10,604)

44. Daryl Yarosh ($10,604)

45. Emmett Hickey ($10,604)

46. Larry Gordon ($8,380)

47. Peter Rho ($8,380)

48. Dustin Dirksen ($8,380)

49. Marco Melioli ($8,380)

50. Todd Lewis ($8,380)

51. Kevin Manley ($8,380)

52. Christopher Mcroy ($8,380)

53. Bryan Kleimann ($8,380)

54. Joel Shulruf ($8,380)

55. Joseph Grenon ($6,875)

56. Jeff Hakim ($6,875)

57. Rocky Boustani ($6,875)

58. Kara Tobin ($6,875)

59. Louis Zangara ($6,875)

60. James Frisk ($6,875)

61. Marcello Delgrosso ($6,875)

62. Nicholas Derke ($6,875)

63. Helge Stjernvang ($6,875)

64. Todd Sisley ($5,815)

65. Wei Mu ($5,815)

66. Dragan Galic ($5,815)
67. Simon Roberti ($5,815)

68. Jeff Banghart ($5,815)

69. Binh Nguyen ($5,815)

70. Edward Pellegrini ($5,815)

71. Tom Dobrilovic ($5,815)

72. Mark Ferraro ($5,815)

73. Archibald Vanhorn ($5,028)

74. Alex Yalouskikh ($5,028)

75. Jared Waliany ($5,028)

76. Anthony Yeh ($5,028)

77. Carder England ($5,028)

78. Russ Krueger ($5,028)

79. Jason Wheeler ($5,028)

80. Dau Ly ($5,028)

81. David Baker ($5,028)

82. Marc Naalden ($4,344)

83. William Heimiller ($4,344)

84. Raymond Bonavida ($4,344)

85. Dale Plumley ($4,344)

86. Vince Burgio ($4,344)

87. Phillip Gurian ($4,344)

88. John Hogg ($4,344)

89. Mitchell Lum ($4,344)

90. Gabriel Crawford ($4,344)

91. Franklin Azevedo ($3,796)

92. James Haver ($3,796)

93. Neel Odonnel ($3,796)

94. Steven Di Giovanni ($3,796)

95. Brent Horner ($3,796)

96. Michael Halprin ($3,796)

97. Philip Yeh ($3,796)

98. Travis Penno ($3,796)

99. Darryll Fish ($3,796)

100. Joseph Golias ($3,352)

101. Dallin Pender ($3,352)

102. John Cavanaugh ($3,352)

103. Gokula Pandurangan ($3,352)

104. Joe Sebok ($3,352)

105. John Conkright ($3,352)

106. Khoa Tran ($3,352)

107. John Napoli ($3,352)

108. Christopher Braun ($3,352)

109. David Fox ($3,352)

110. Mike Linn ($3,352)

111. Robert Nehorayan ($3,352)

112. Carroll Cory ($3,352)

113. Michael Maher ($3,352)

114. Mika Paasonen ($3,352)

115. Yuri Thomas ($3,352)

116. Victor Shuchleis ($3,352)

117. David Haiman ($3,352)

118. David Cho ($3,352)
119. Dean Kongslie ($3,352)

120. Andrew Perry ($3,352)

121. Matthew Wolfe ($3,352)

122. Devin Porter ($3,352)

123. Dan Schreiber ($3,352)

124. Jack Powell ($3,352)

125. John Nixon ($3,352)

126. Thayer Rasmussen ($3,352)

127. Thomas Winters ($3,352)

128. James Butt ($3,352)

129. Karl Mahrenholz ($3,352)

130. David Self ($3,352)

131. Jeff Kimber ($3,352)

132. Gerardo Godinez ($3,352)

133. Wilbur Futhey ($3,352)

134. Kirk Stewart ($3,352)

135. Peter Horenstein ($3,352)

136. Min Wootae ($3,044)

137. Dudley Peters ($3,044)

138. Susan Sawyer-smith ($3,044)
139. Rafal Michalowski ($3,044)

140. Ryan Karp ($3,044)

141. Lars hoe Madsen ($3,044)

142. David James ($3,044)

143. Chris McCormack ($3,044)

144. Darren Berg ($3,044)

145. Keith Bagley ($3,044)

146. David Heyden ($3,044)

147. Alexander Korolev ($3,044)

148. Christopher Blakeley ($3,044)

149. Freddy Vaghefi ($3,044)

150. Dean Schmaus ($3,044)

151. William Kelly ($3,044)

152. Tore Von Spannenberg ($3,044)

153. Michel Van Loon ($3,044)

154. David Tran ($3,044)

155. Daniel Cole ($3,044)

156. Eddylee Martin ($3,044)

157. Kenneth Meyer ($3,044)

158. Michael Bury ($3,044)

159. Karen Munro ($3,044)

160. John Carello ($3,044)

161. David Daneshgar ($3,044)

162. Olivier Busquet ($3,044)

163. Randall Norton ($3,044)

164. Stephen Simm ($3,044)

165. Michiel Brummelhuis ($3,044)

166. Luis Sanchez ($3,044)

167. Anthony Magallon ($3,044)

168. Michael Bry ($3,044)

169. Robert Link ($3,044)

170. Jose Fernandez ($3,044)

171. Steve Leonard ($3,044)

172. Burt Boutin ($3,044)

173. Christopher Minning ($3,044)
174. Ernesto Pena ($3,044)

175. Brian Hartner ($3,044)

176. Patrick Stemper ($3,044)

177. Brian Mullally ($3,044)

178. Nicholas Heather ($3,044)

179. Douglas Faulkner ($3,044)

180. Kurt Huettman ($3,044)

181. Dylan Linde ($2,839)

182. Hoang Ho ($2,839)

183. Sohale Khalili ($2,839)

184. John Collom ($2,839)

185. Charles Marchese ($2,839)

186. Christian Pereira ($2,839)

187. Keith Higashihara ($2,839)

188. Kemp Cunningham ($2,839)

189. Scott Rodgville ($2,839)

190. Ivan Miyashiro ($2,839)

191. Joseph Villines ($2,839)

192. Michael Siedlecki ($2,839)

193. Valdemar Kwaysser ($2,839)

194. Eric Blair ($2,839)

195. Mitch Garshofsky ($2,839)

196. Marie Chalendard ($2,839)

197. Michael Wernette ($2,839)

198. Bryan Arnett ($2,839)

199. Rami Mubasher ($2,839)

200. Mark Ketteringham ($2,839)

201. Chris Moorman ($2,839)

202. Daniel Martin ($2,839)

203. Matt Kay ($2,839)

204. Keith Johnson ($2,839)

205. Nam Leea ($2,839)

206. Johan Gaybba ($2,839)

207. Michael Herra ($2,839)

208. Melanie Banfield ($2,839)

209. Terrence Moore ($2,839)

210. Patrick Fagen ($2,839)

211. Thomas Lutz ($2,839)

212. Sheldon Lum ($2,839)

213. Robert Mizrachi ($2,839)

214. Christopher MacNeil ($2,839)

215. Josef Samanek ($2,839)

216. Zsombor Gall ($2,839)

217. Andrew Feldman ($2,839)

218. Benjamin Haun ($2,839)

219. Michael Adams ($2,839)

220. Allen Kim ($2,839)

221. Mike Clark ($2,839)

222. Jared Mahoney ($2,839)

223. Gregory Mudd ($2,839)

224. Matthew Hilger ($2,839)

225. Humberto Brenes ($2,839)

226. Steven Wilk ($2,668)

227. Bruce Atkinson ($2,668)

228. Felimon Acorda ($2,668)

229. Frankie Howerton ($2,668)
230. Grant Woods ($2,668)

231. Jacob Sheldon ($2,668)

232. Kenneth Terrell ($2,668)

233. Jorge Rivera ($2,668)

234. Jakub Dylewski ($2,668)

235. Andrew Mullens ($2,668)
236. Jack Rosenfeldt ($2,668)

237. Noah Nodine ($2,668)

238. Chris Platt ($2,668)

239. Pedro Mezza Morales ($2,668)

240. Bob Binsky ($2,668)

241. Eric Liu ($2,668)

242. Greg Dyer ($2,668)

243. Andrew Finlay ($2,668)

244. Tom Mclaughlin ($2,668)

245. David Gibralter ($2,668)

246. Manuel Crizaldo ($2,668)

247. Michael Elias ($2,668)

248. Ken Lennaard ($2,668)

249. Joshua Norris ($2,668)

250. Michael Prins ($2,668)

251. Michael Malish ($2,668)

252. Wilbur Wimberly ($2,668)

253. Neil McFayden ($2,668)

254. Michael Koegler ($2,668)

255. Damon Sita ($2,668)

256. Michael Hill ($2,668)

257. Petri Virtanen ($2,668)

258. Scott Montgomery ($2,668)

259. Jens Klaning ($2,668)

260. Toni Ojala ($2,668)

261. Jason Pecht ($2,668)

262. Lars Hougaard ($2,668)

263. Mark Broadworth ($2,668)

264. Cory Sargent ($2,668)

265. Manelic Minaya ($2,668)

266. Shauna Giblin ($2,668)

267. Scott Dorsch ($2,668)

268. Steven Paul Ambrose ($2,668)

269. Christopher Goo ($2,668)

270. Pieter Dekorver ($2,668)