Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Candio "Andiamo"ing His Way to the Penalty Box


Filippo Candio is spending a whole orbit away from Red 369 after recently winning a huge pot against Michael Skender. Candio wound up all in pre-flop for 1,636,000 with {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} and was called by Michael Skender with {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}. That wasn't the issue. The issue started after the board rolled out safe for Candio, {k-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}.

With the pot secured, Andio started gutturally shouting. He popped out of his chair, ran in circles around the corner of the room -- right in front of the Red Section media tower -- and shouted, "ANDIAMO!" several times. This shouting went on long enough and was loud enough to bring the entire Amazon Room to a halt. (We're sure the ESPN cameras that were capturing all of the action had nothing at all to do with Candio's hysterics.)

Rule 44 of the 2010 World Series of Poker Official Tournament Rules states in relevant part, "Excessive celebration through extended theatrics, inappropriate behavior, or physical actions, gestures, or conduct will be subject to penalty". Tournament supervisors were quick to assess a one-round penalty on Candio for his theatrics.

Candio will have roughly 3.4 million chips waiting for him when he comes back from his penalty. Skender, the loser of the hand, is down to 2.4 million.

Tags: Filippo CandioMichael Skender