Pantaleo Wins 2024 WSOP-C Horseshoe Las Vegas Main Event

Last Updated on April 4, 2024 Author:Dusan Jovanovic
Giuseppe Pantaleo


  • Giuseppe Pantaleo has won the World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Las Vegas Main Event.
  • The Vegas resident beat 669 opponents in $1700 buy-in and took home $192,831.
  • Pantaleo also won his third WSOPC gold ring.

Giuseppe Pantaleo has won the 2024 World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Las Vegas $1,700 no-limit hold’em main event.

The Las Vegas resident managed to beat all 669 participants who joined the event with an original $500,000 guarantee that was more than doubled thanks to the large turnout.

The best 101 players earned a share of the total $1,013,535 payout, and $192,831 of it reached the Pantaleo.

“This Feels Very Good”

Commenting on his big win in an interview for WSOP, the champion said it

feels very good because the last five years have been pretty bad in tournaments

Pantaleo added he was very happy to be able to get the weight off his shoulders and “have some success” after experiencing a time when he considered dropping tournaments altogether.

I’ve been playing more cash so it does feel good to put in the work and get rewarded.

The Vegas resident who is also the 2018 WSOP $1,000 tag team event champion has this way collected his third career WSOP-C ring, with the previous two rings received after winning online events.

At the moment, Pantaleo has $2.2 million in tournament earnings, thanks to his freshest win.

Brief Event Rundown

The event at Horseshoe Las Vegas consisted of three starting flights and also counted two additional days of action.

At the start of the final day, 12 players were in contention and Pantaleo was the rule of the sat chip count once the cards were back into action.

When the official final table was set and ready to go, the player found himself in a virtual tie for the lead with Peter Hengsakul.

The latter managed to kick out the first two opponents who won a pair of preflop coin flips against Nicholas Marchington, the 2019 WSOP Main event finisher of the seventh place who took home $17,838 on the 9nth position) and Blaise Ingoglia who finished in the 8th position with $22,565.

Next in line to leave the final table in the 7th position was two-time ring winner Kevin Calenzo with $28,900. Calenzo was eliminated by Italian Mario Colavita.

Jonah Labranche took the lead during the six-handed action. He won an important pot with a turn straight against two pairs for Peter Hengsukal.

Baurzhan Akimov finished in sixth position with $37,466, followed by Harvey Alegado in fifth position with $49,158, Mario Colavita in the fourth position with $65,271, Jonah Labranche in third with $87,689, and Peter Hengsakul with $119,182 in the second position.

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