As one of the few players in the world to have won twice at the WSOP and on the WPT, Hoyt Corkins was by far the most experienced player left in our field. Seeking to improve on his 4th place finish in this event last year, Corkins will have to try another day after his Seniors Championship run came to an end at the hands of Harold Kizzire.
Kizzire took a large portion of Corkins stack in a previous clash, and he finished the Alabam Cowboy off with . THe action folded around to Kizzire in the small blind, and he looked over at Corkins' short stack to see 20,000 of his 80,000 as dead money in the big blind. Kizzire quickly moved all in to put Corkins at risk if he called, and he was happy to see the dangerous pro turn over just .
"Worst hand I could see," said Corkins. "I'd rather go up against aces here."
Corkins' suspicions were confirmed on the flop, and his gutshot never got there on the turn () or river (), sending him home short of consecutive final table appearances at the Seniors Championship.