After ten more levels of grueling competition here at the Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship, Day 2 saw 529 hopefuls play their way down to the final four tables. During this time our money bubble was burst and 396 seniors found themselves in the money after navigating their way through a record setting field. Following that milestone, the bustouts began occurring at a frantic pace and the familiar call of “payout!” was heard across the Amazon Room.
John Bovin, our chip leader after Day 1, was dispatched during the second day of competition and finished in 65th place. Notable players Paul “X-22” Magriel (50th) and Susie Isaccs (132nd) also made deep runs but ultimately fell short of their goal.
Heading into Day 3, our new chip leader is Craig Koch of Eugene, OR, who built a massive stack of 915,000.
Other big stacks to keep an eye on during tomorrow’s final day of play include Bruce Baker (573,000) and Richard “Dick” Harwood (520,000). Jack Ward (488,000) will also be a major story during Day 3, as he looks to make the final table of this event in back to back years.
While the biggest stacks in the field will be drawing most of the attention, short stacks Craig Zotter (91,000) and Gary Braufman (52,000) wanted us to know that they will be players to watch as well.
Check in with PokerNews at 3:00 PDT to follow all of the action, as the remaining players battle for the $557,435 1st place prize and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
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