Event 43 - $1,000 Seniors World Championship
Event 43 - $1,000 Seniors World Championship
Day 2 Completed

That's A Wrap!

Play has come to an end for Event 43 - $1,000 Seniors World Championship with 28 tough combatants remaining.

The 397 that took their seats today whittled away quickly with action flying faster then the motorised scooter's that have filled the hallways over the past two days.

However when the chips were bagged and tagged, and the remaining players had ventured home it was Tom Thomas leading the charge with 917,000 in chips, and trailed closely by Charles Simon (626,000) and Scott Buller (541,000).

With play set to begin at 1:00pm tomorrow, make sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for every rivered flush, turned straight and flopped set live from the Rio and the 2009 World Series of Poker.

Four More Hands

The floor staff have decided to let the seniors off lightly and finish at the end of this level.

Therefore we have only four more hands until the end of play.

Gonzalez Three-Outered

Adolfo 'Speedy' Gonzalez and Ken Centanni were caught battling again when it was Gonzalez's {K-Spades}{9-Clubs} all in against Centanni's {K-Hearts}{8-Hearts}.

The board ran out {Q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} to see Centanni double to 118,000 as Gonzalez was left crippled with 30,000 in chips.

Table 63 Outrage

Table 63 is currently in outrage as they argue about the conditions they are experiencing.

The gist of the argument between the majority of the players on the table and the floor staff is that originally they were told that this was the last level. However they have now been told that they will play until 3am or the final table is reached; the normal WSOP day two conditions.

The player's however are getting angry that it is unfair for the senior's to play 11 hours and therefore play should be abandoned after this level.

At the moment the Tournament Director and floor staff have deemed that play will indeed go on as planned and will end at 3am or when a final table is formed.

Bennett Bounces Back with Rivered Book

With the action on John Bennett under the gun, he put in a raise to 24,000 with Daniel Huseman making the call out of the small blind.

The flop fell down {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Huseman checked to see Bennett push all in. Huseman double-fist-pump-snap called and tabled his {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} to be way ahead of Bennett's {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}.

The turn was a brick when it fell the {K-Spades}, but when the river peeled the {J-Hearts} Huseman's flopped full house shrank up into nothing as Bennett took the pot to move to 420,000 in chips.

Race Won by Speedy

Adolfo 'Speedy' Gonzalez pushed all in from the button for his last 49,000 and Ken Centanni made the call from the big blind.

Gonzalez: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Centanni: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}

The board ran out {Q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} to see Gonzalez double through to 120,000 as Centanni slipped to under 100,000 in chips.

Kings Fail to Hold Off the Ace

Richard McCall opened witha raise to 24,000 from middle position. Action folded to Chuck McCormick and he reraised to 104,000 total. Everyone at the table mucked before McCall stuck in all of his chips, 107,000 in all. McCormick quickly called.

McCall: {A-Clubs} {Q-Clubs}
McCormick: {K-Diamonds} {K-Hearts}

The dealer pulled in the chips and tapped the table to get ready for the flop. Burn... then one, two, three... {A-Hearts} {9-Spades} {5-Clubs}. Just like that, McCall took the lead, pairing his overcard.

The turn was the {A-Diamonds} and the river the {6-Hearts}, neither card helping McCormick retake the lead in the hand.

With that pot, McCall moved up to 241,000 chips while McCormick dropped to 212,000. They don't call 'em ace magnets for nothing.

Tags: Chuck McCormickRichard McCall

Eleventh Round Of Pay Outs

We have just hit another pay jump with the following players earning $7,636 in prize money.

37 Karle Wilson
38 Rubens Filguth
39 Edgardo Limayo
40 Vincent Burgio
41 Eric Hershler
42 Mark Turner
43 John Yelaney
44 Robert Zelinka
45 Adel Sobh