Event 29: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Event 29: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 1 Completed

Record-Setting Day 1 Completed

[user198174] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Record Crowd Event 29
Record Crowd Event 29

Today was a historical day here at the World Series of Poker with 4,128 players coming out for Event 29: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship, making this tournament the largest single day start ever. With the field being strictly limited to players 50 years old and over this was a huge accomplishment. Players were spread out through the three rooms here at the Rio, and played 6 hours before all the remaining players were in the same room. At one point during the day it was determined that on average 6 players were being eliminated a minute. 462 players managed to hold on to their stacks for the entirety of the day and will be returning tomorrow.

Radwan Khuri will come into day two as the chip leader, bagging 112,600. Even though Khuri possesses the chip lead does not mean he is safe by any means. Behind Khuri is Fred Roll who finished the day with 94,100. Dennis Phillips played solid the entire day and finished with 44,500. Phillips seemed to be the main attraction of today’s event, bringing the fan out in people and telling stories. Other players who aren’t going to go out with a fight are Humberto Brenes and Marcel Luske who both made day two as well.

The day saw its fair share of victors, but it also had many losers. Sam Grizzle, Eli Elezra, Chad Brown, and James Woods all made early exits today. James Hess, last year’s winner of this event also won’t be joining the festivities tomorrow as he was eliminated late here on day one.

We finished the day 39 people away from the money, and expect to see the bubble burst extremely early tomorrow. To find out who will be walking away with what check out PokerNews tomorrow at 11:00 AM for all the updates.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Radwan Khuri us
Radwan Khuri
us 112,600
Frederick Roll US
Frederick Roll
US 94,100
Aubrey Vincent us
Aubrey Vincent
us 88,100
Ronald Halliday US
Ronald Halliday
US 83,600
Myles Kamei us
Myles Kamei
us 79,500
Jim McCrink us
Jim McCrink
us 76,000
Johnny Landreth us
Johnny Landreth
us 75,800
Gary Haglund us
Gary Haglund
us 75,600
Harold Kruger US
Harold Kruger
US 72,700
Keith Williams US
Keith Williams
US 71,600
Michael Stawski US
Michael Stawski
US 70,900
Ronald Kaplan US
Ronald Kaplan
US 70,400
Steven Blomberg US
Steven Blomberg
US 69,900
Kevin DeTienne US
Kevin DeTienne
US 68,100
Steven Rosebro US
Steven Rosebro
US 67,700
Donald Phillips US
Donald Phillips
US 66,000
Robert Brandon US
Robert Brandon
US 65,400
Harvey Bundy US
Harvey Bundy
US 63,000
Sidney Meadows US
Sidney Meadows
US 63,000
Jay Hong us
Jay Hong
us 62,400
Thomas C Geist US
Thomas C Geist
US 61,200
Ming Huang us
Ming Huang
us 61,000
Can Kim Hua US
Can Kim Hua
US 60,700
Anthony Wise us
Anthony Wise
us 60,500
Glenn Bernier US
Glenn Bernier
US 60,300

Three More Hands

[user198174] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Players will play three more hands and that will be it.

Making the Money?

[user198174] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

We are less than 100 people away from the money right now with 47 more minutes of play to be had. Will the tournament make the money tonight? The way people have been dropping it would be no surprise.

PokerStars Presents Half Price Sunday

Chad_Holloway • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

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We have 10 tickets to give away for the Sunday Million in the following tournament:

Tourney ID #573942652 (Live now)

Name: PokerNews - Half Price Sunday Million
Date: June 16
Time: 14:00 ET
Buy-In:  $3 + .30
Password:  StarsHPSM
Prizes: 10 Bonus Half Price Sunday Million tickets (for June 17 only) will be awarded to the top 10 finishers on top of the cash payout.

All players are eligible who pay the buy-in fee and register with the password, which will be distributed in PokerNews editorials and the live reporting pages.

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Mama H0


It has just come to our attention that Marilynn Kroon is in the field today. We managed to catch up to the mother of poker pro Mark "P0ker H0" Kroon as she was stealing the blinds and antes.

Kroon sits around 18,000 and looks to be in great shape to make Day 2.

Marilynn Kroon
Marilynn Kroon

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Weibraub Busts


The board read {3-Clubs}{A-Spades}{6-Clubs}{8-Spades} and Adam Weinraub's opponent moved all in for 10,000. With 14,000 already in the middle this was no pot to scoff at. After a minute or so of thinking Weinraub made the call and was at risk.

Weinraub: {A-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

Weinraub was well behind and needed a jack on the river to stay alive. He received no such luck as the {10-Spades} landed on the river.

Adam Weinraub us
Adam Weinraub
us Busted

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Dropping Like Flies

[user198174] • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

We did the math and we figured on average 6 players have lost every minute in today's massive 4,128 person field.