Day 2 of Event #39: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em begins at 11 a.m local time and 837 players will return to the felt to battle it out for to see which 398 players will walk away with a guaranteed minimum cash prize of $1,499. This years event drew in a record 2,650 entries — an increase of 459 entries from last years' record-breaking 2,191-strong field. This created a total prize pool of $2,385,000 with first place walking away with $359,863, in addition to the coveted gold bracelet.
Leading the way into Day 2 is Charles Bailey who bagged an impressive 330,000 chips when the play was being wrapped up. Bailey's closest challenger is Ken Gurley with 265,800 chips, while Dennis Owen is third on the leaderboard with 247,000. Although Bailey's stack is impressive, there are other players who have bagged almost four-times the chip average, and those players include Hector Sotelo (235,000), Lorna Cerjaune (234,200) and Mary 'Bay' Haught (234,000).
The Super Seniors event attracted some of the best 60-and-over poker players from around the world and some notable names that that made it to Day 2 looking to add to their coveted bracelet collection include Barry Schulman (179,900), 'Captain' Tom Franklin (138,800), T.J. Cloutier (75,200), and Barry Greenstein (61,400).
Day 2 action will have an 11 a.m. restart with play resuming at Level 11 where binds will be 800/1,600 with a big blind ante of 1,600. The Super Seniors will play ten 60-minute levels with 15-min breaks after every 2 levels and will get a 60-minute dinner break after the sixth level which will be at approximately 5:30 p.m. local time.
While the 837 players return to action today for Day 2, only 398 of them will be walking away with a cash prize. Tune in to the PokerNews coverage to find out which players will be walking away with a minimum $1,499 as the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action until the last card is dealt from the deck.