Live Events 2
Event #30: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $3,376,800
Players 3,752

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Walter Browne Reappears to Wish Final Table Luck

[user197301] • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

We just watched Walter Browne, who was recently eliminated in 8th place, walk back onto the tournament floor to speak with Gregory Alston. He then wished his former tablemates well with a sincere "good luck gentleman," before departing for some much needed rest.

The former chess Grandmaster showed some serious class by returning in good spirits and we here at PokerNews wish him good luck as well.

Tags: Walter Browne

Want a Lifesaver?

[user197301] • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Charles Cohen Uses Lifesavers Candy To Sweeten the Pot At The Seniors Final Table
Charles Cohen Uses Lifesavers Candy To Sweeten the Pot At The Seniors Final Table

After dropping a few chips in a previous pot, Charles Cohen raised all-in from the button, putting his last 645,000 at risk. Joseph Bolnick capped his cards and asked the dealer to pull in his big blind, wondering how much more he needed to call.

Cohen, who is known as "Brooklyn" by his fellow players, stood up and pulled a package of Lifesaver candies from his pocket, tossing it to the tanking Bolnick. "Want a Lifesaver?" he asked before walking away to await Bolnick's decision.

Eventually, Bolnick announced "I'm gonna have to let you have this pot Brooklyn" before tossing his cards in the muck. He later told Cohen, "I was honestly going to call until you offered me the Lifesavers." Depending on whether or not Cohen was bluffing, those candies may have really been life savers after all.

Tags: Charles CohenJoseph Bolnick


Break Time!

[user197301] • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

The players have begun to stand and stretch as we have hit our final break of the night.

Walter Browne Eliminated in 8th Place ($57,608)

OHairDJ • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Walter Browne - Eliminated in 8th Place ($57,608)
Walter Browne - Eliminated in 8th Place ($57,608)

Action folded to Walter Browne, who pushed all-in for his last 70,000. Gregory Alston re-raised to 175,000 from the button and Charles Cohen called from the big.

The flop came {6-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{8-Spades} and both players checked. When the {4-Diamonds} fell on the turn, Cohen check-called a 225,000 bet from Alston. The river came the {J-Clubs} and Cohen went all-in. Alston folded and the hands were revealed.

Cohen: {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a pair of jacks.
Browne: {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for ace-high.

Although Browne went out in disappointing fashion after having come in as the chip leader, he will bring home $57,608 for his efforts.

Tags: Charles CohenGregory Alston.Walter Browne

James Hess Scores Huge Win With Cowboys in the Hole


Richard "Dick" Harwood opened for 175,000 and watched as Walter Browne shipped his entire stack of 1,115,000 into the middle. Before Harwood could even think about Browne's shove, he heard James Hess announce an instant call, which put Hess' last 1,075,000 at risk as well.

With the action back on him, Dick Harwood called for time and stood up to think things over. He went deep into the tank while the railbirds swarmed in anticipation, deciding whether or not his cards were strong enough to wager his last 900,000 with. Eventually Harwood decided to release his hand and let the other two players do battle.


Browne: {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}
Hess: {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}

Browne found himself crushed by Hess' kings, and he needed to spike a fishhook to come from behind.

The final board rolled out {A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{6-Spades} and no jacks could be found. After the win, Hess raised his fists in the air and screamed "Yes!" at the top of lungs, obviously enjoying the thrill of victory here at the final table. Browne was crippled with the loss and now sits with only 70,000 chips, good for just two big blinds.

As the chips were shipped to Hess, Dick Harwood sauntered by with a grin on his face and he later told us why: he had made a huge laydown and mucked {Q-}{Q-}, and this incredible fold may end up being the hand which propels him to a WSOP victory.

James Hess us
James Hess
us 2,300,000 510,000
Richard Harwood
Richard Harwood
825,000 -175,000
Walter Browne
Walter Browne
70,000 -1,230,000

Tags: James HessWalter BrowneRichard Harwood

Browne Doubles Through Bolnick

OHairDJ • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

In yet another all-in situation, Joseph Bolnick raised all-in from the small and Walter Browne called from the big.

Browne: {K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}
Bolnick: {3-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

The board ran out {J-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Spades}{A-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and Browne doubled up to 1.3 million.

Tags: Walter BrowneJoseph Bolnick

Jewell the Jammer


James Hess raised to 200,000 on his button and James Jewell made a play that we have rarely seen at this final table: he three-bet, making it 610,000 to go. This reraise put half of Jewell's stack in the pot and Hess asked for a count of his opponent's remaining chips before deciding to make the call.

The flop fell {7-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} and Jewell jammed the pot, moving all-in for his last 645,000. Even though this may appear to be an automatic call for most internet players, at the Seniors Championship, aggression is respected without question. Hess mucked his hand and Jewell chipped up in a big way with his power play.

James Jewell us
James Jewell
us 2,160,000 610,000
James Hess us
James Hess
us 1,790,000 -410,000

Tags: James JewellJames Hess

Harwood Doubles Through Cohen

OHairDJ • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Richard Harwood went all-in from early position for his last 490,000 and found one caller in Charles Cohen.

Cohen: {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}
Harwood: {Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

The flop came {9-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, pairing Harwood and sending a grimace through Cohen. The {2-Hearts} turn and {8-Hearts} gave Harwood a flush and the double up.

Harwood is up to one million.

Tags: Richard HarwoodCharles Cohen