togel online -Challenge: 15k hands reached

The togel online Challenge started at the beginning of this year and create a massive buzz in the poker community. Everyone was expecting the pace to be much faster than it has been. It’s been around 3months since Patrik Antonuis took up the challenge and we’ve only just reached 15,000 hands of the 50,000.

With the World Series now in full swing it’s unlikely we’ll see much play until it’s all over, but late last week they logged in 874 hands to push it just over 15k. Patrik is now 447k in front with 35k hands left.

Here are some big pots from the session:

Durrrr bet to 10,800 on the button and Patrik elected to call. The flop came Td2c3s and Patrik check called a $15,600 bet from durrr. The turn showed a 7s and Antonius lead out for $52,800. Durrr shoved over and Patrik called the extra 2k.  Durrrr showed 7dQdKhJh for a pair of 7s, no draw – a slightly strange play from Dwan. Patrik showed QhTs7c9h for two pair, which improved to a fullhouse with a Th falling on the river.

The biggest pot of the session was to follow next.  Durrrr opened for 1200 and Patrik 3bet to 3600. Durrr decided to call and the flop came 8dTc8s. Durrr raised Patrik’s cbet of $5200 to $15,900 and Patrik called. The turn came As and Patrik check called durrr’s $27,600 bet. The river fell Qc and again Partick check called durrr’s last 53,057. durrrr showed 9dTdTsAh for a flopped fullhosue and Parkir mucked.

It’s unlikely we’ll see much more in the next few weeks with the World Series, but I’ll keep you all posted.

Pete Vilandos win WSOP Event 25 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

In Event #24, $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 2,506 paid the $1,500 entry fee, giving 607,256 to the eventual winner

Day 3 kicked off with only 19 survivors, but it didn’t take long to drop down to just two tables. Chris Sparks got his chips preflop in one of the fiorst hands of the day versus AK and was drawing slim on AAK flop. When a second K hit on the turn it was all over for Sparks. He collected $17,753 for his 19th-place finish.

Other early eliminations included Andrew Seden (18th, $25,347), Roberto Correa (17th, $25,347), Ali Davoudi (16th, $25,347) and Roberto Truijers (15th, $36,225). Mihai Manole lost a standard coinflip when he busted in 14th place ($36,225) and after the elimation of Stuart Marshak (13th, $36,225), Gualter Santos (12th, $51,755) and Benny Champlin (11th, $51,755) the remaining ten players consolidated to one ten-handed table awaiting the official final table.

The final table bubble came fairly quickly, as Ronnie Kevin sent Ernst Hermans home in tenth place ($51,755), and the final table seating assignments and chip counts looked like this:

Seat 1: David Lerman — 625,000

Seat 2: Ronnie Kevin — 670,000

Seat 3: Dean Hamrick — 1,450,000

Seat 4: Glenn McCaffrey — 1,900,000

Seat 5: Michael Greco — 400,000

Seat 6: Brian Fitzpatrick — 390,000

Seat 7: Andy “BKiCe” Seth — 2,770,000

Seat 8: Alan Jaffray — 1,200,000

Seat 9: Panayote “Pete” Vilandos — 1,490,000

On the FT bubble Brian Fitzpatrick made his moved with A8o and shoved preflop only having Vilandos call and show ATo. The flop came Ten high and he had to settle for ninth place and $73,886.

Kevin headed home in eighth place ($79,017). Andy Seth raised preflop, Pete Vilandos reraised, and Ronnie Kevin moved all in over the only to have Vilandos make an the easy call with KK. Kevin needed to catch an ace with his AQo, but the board bricked.

Lerman was done in seventh place ($88,937) after a 3way flop of Tc3s4c in a raised pot Lerman fired first, moving all in on the flop. McCaffrey went into the tank and he reraised. Jaffray folded and McCaffrey showed KThh for top pair and Lerman tabled 94hh for bottom pair. The turn and river bricked and he was sent on his bike.

Alan Jaffray was sent packing next in sixth place ($105,699) when he shoved preflop with KQo. Pete Vilandos called with AQo, and Jaffray was was in a world of hurt.The board came Queen high and Vilandos took over the chip lead.

Vilandos then claimed a second casualty when he busted Dean Hamrick in fifth place ($132,380). Hamrick raised preflop, then called off the rest of his stack when Vilandos moved in over the top. Hamrick had AQs versus the pocket nines of Vilandos. The flop was safe for the 99 and the turn brought one of the two remaining 9’s in the deck making it all over for Harmick.

Next to drop was Glenn McCaffrey in fourth place ($176,165). Seth opened for a raise preflop, McCaffrey moved all in over the top with AJo and Seth made the call with A7o. McCaffrey held the lead going into the hand, but the board ran 4 diamonds to give Seth a diamond flush with the 7 and sent McCaffrey on his bike.

Well known English actor and poker player Michael Greco logged his second WSOP final table in this event. He  also picked up his biggest tournament cash to date when he busted third place ($248,855). The money all went in again preflop on a coinflip, Andy Seth’s 77 vs Greco’s ATo. However, there was no help for Greco on the board and Andy Seth took a slight chip lead over Pete Vilandos into heads-up play.

They went back and forth for a little while, but were fairly even in chips until thihs hand cropped up. Andy Seth raised preflop from the button, Vilandos reraised and Seth four-bet. Vilandos shoved and Seth pretty much snap called, but found himself absolutely crushed when he tabled AQo to Vilandos’ AQo. The board bricked and Vilandos took a massive chip lead.

A few hands later, Pete Vilandos limped in from the button and Seth raised. Vilandos moved in over the top with A5o and Seth quickly called. Seth showed AJo but Vilandos came from behind and turned the wheel on a Td4d3s2cKc board.

Vilandos had won the bracelet and the $607,256 top prize!

Pete Vilandos moved over the $1 million mark in total 2009 winnings, adding a first-place finish to the second place he picked up in the “Stimulus Special”.