Tommy Vedes Wins WPT Festa al Lago

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Oct 29, 2009 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

tommy vedesTommy Vedes has won the 2009 WPT Festa al Lago. A first place prize of $1.2 million is a nice little addition to his bank roll for the player who also made a deep run in this years WSOP Main event. This win has pushed Tommy up to 10th in the 2009 money list so far this year. Following on from cashes at the London EPT, WPT Merit Cyprus Classic,  Gold Strike World Poker Open, in Tunica, and a 1st place finish at the $1000 no limit Hold’em game at the same event.

The WPT event which took place at the Bellagio Las Vegas saw 275 players put up the $15,000 buy in to create a prize pool of over $3.5 Million dollars.

After 6 days of intense play Tommy negotiated his way around the final table even though he was the short stack on several occasions.

Vedes pocketed a nice first prize of $1,218,225 dollars for taking down this final table which featured fellow Pro’s Freddy Deeb and the dangerous Kido Pham.

“I feel great,” Vedes told the press after winning.

“It’s unbelievable. I didn’t think it was going to happen so fast. After the World Series, travelling to Europe and everything else, playing this event and shipping it is just amazing.”

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