You might recognize Vedes from getting his Kings cracked by Steven Begleiter‘s donkish A-Q play on last week’s episode of the 2009 WSOP Main Event. Vedes, who hails from Queens and wears poker’s version of Affliction clothing that Poker Battle stuff, has had a solid 2009, earning around $450,000 before the Festa final table. He’ll bank $1,218,225 for his first WPT win.
Jason Lavallee finished second for $795,150. Freddy Deeb finished fourth ($278,300) and King of Customer Service finished sixth ($168,970).
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