2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship
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Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $4,809,560
Players 5404

Level Info

Level 38
Blinds 500,000 / 1,000,000
Ante 1,000,000

Players Info - Day 4

Players Left 1
Entries 16
Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship
Day 4 Completed

Robert McMillan Wins Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship ($561,060)

jnoy • Level 38: 500,000-1,000,000, 1,000,000 ante
Robert McMillan
Robert McMillan

After four days of exciting action, Arizona’s Robert McMillan captured his first gold bracelet and the top prize of $561,060 in the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship. The win marks McMillan’s largest career payday and his fourth cash in this event, defeating a field of 5,404 entries that generated a prize pool of $4,809,560.

McMillan told PokerNews that he felt something big happening as he progressed through the first three days: “I felt it yesterday especially, I dreamt this was going to happen.”

Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Robert McMillanUnited States$561,060
2Robert DavisUnited States$346,743
3Daniel StebbinsUnited States$263,640
4Jonathan IngallsUnited States$201,753
5Christopher CummingsUnited States$155,401
6Dennis JensenUnited States$120,484
7Louis CheffyUnited States$94,030
8Todd HansenUnited States$73,873
9Daniel LujanoUnited States$58,425

The final three players all hailed from Arizona, with McMillan taking a critical hand that left Daniel Stebbins short.

“He was on a draw, I hid it, I slow-played it” McMillan explained. “I had an eight, I turned an eight, now I got trip eights, and I want him to get his chips in. The only spade he couldn’t hit was the three of spades and I hit it.”

Stebbins was eliminated shortly after for a third-place finish, leaving McMillan heads up with a big chip advantage against Robert Davis.

After Davis evened the stacks a little, the players battled in a dramatic final hand. Davis put McMillan to the test on the turn for almost all of the chips in play.

“I was so nervous," McMillan said about the hand. "The worst card hit, the king. I don’t blame him for what he did. He was committed. Thought I had the best hand. Still can’t believe I called.”

Robert McMillan
Robert McMillan

McMillan made the call with middle pair and held to win the tournament. “I’m so proud of making that last call, that’s what’s gonna stay with me because it’s for the whole thing.”

Final Day Action

The final day began with 16 players remaining, and it did not take long to reach the final table redraw after six eliminations in the first 50 minutes of play. Once the final ten players combined to one table, Chris Wa bowed out on the bubble of the official WSOP final table.

Despite starting the day among the top five chip counts, Daniel Lujano ($58,425) hit the rail in ninth and Todd Hansen ($73,873) was eliminated in eighth. Louis Cheffy ($94,030) placed sixth before Dennis Jensen ($120,484) was knocked out on one of the biggest pots of the day.

Christopher Cummings ($155,401) began Day 4 with the chip lead but could only manage a fifth-place finish, while Jonathan Ingalls ($201,753) navigated a pair of pay jumps on his short stack to take fourth.

Other notable names that found the money prior to the final day were Greg Raymer, Kathy Liebert, John Cernuto, Allen Kessler, Barry Greenstein and Eli Elezra.

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Tags: Allen KesslerBarry GreensteinChris WaChristopher CummingsDaniel LujanoDaniel StebbinsDennis JensenEli ElezraGreg RaymerJohn CernutoJonathan IngallsKathy LiebertLouis CheffyRobert DavisRobert McmillanTodd Hansen

Robert Davis Eliminated in 2nd Place ($346,743)

jeffmcmillan • Level 38: 500,000-1,000,000, 1,000,000 ante
Robert Davis
Robert Davis

Robert McMillan raised to 3,500,000 from the button and Robert Davis called in the big blind.

The flop came {q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. Davis led with a bet of 9,000,000, McMillan raised to 21,000,000 and Davis called after thinking it over for a while.

The turn was the {k-Diamonds}. Davis jammed all in to send McMillan into the tank. It was a shove for 23,100,000, McMillan counted his stack and looked up.

"Anything but that card" he said, referring to the king on the turn. He kissed the card protector with a picture of his family on it while thinking and put his head down deep in thought. Eventually he tossed in the one chip call.

Davis tabled the {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades} while McMillan had the {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. The river came the {k-Spades} to stay clean for the pair of queens and McMillan became the 2021 WSOP Seniors Champion.

Robert McMillan us
Robert McMillan
us 108,000,000 49,800,000
Robert Davis (AK) US
Robert Davis (AK)
US Busted

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Davis Fires the Turn

jnoy • Level 38: 500,000-1,000,000, 1,000,000 ante

Robert McMillan limped on the button and Robert Davis checked to the {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop.

McMillan bet 4,000,000 before Davis check-raised to 12,000,000 and both players saw the {j-Spades} turn. Davis led out for the rest of his chips and McMillan folded to even out the stacks a little.

Robert McMillan us
Robert McMillan
us 58,200,000 -16,800,000
Robert Davis (AK) US
Robert Davis (AK)
US 49,900,000 16,800,000

Tags: Robert DavisRobert Mcmillan

Level:
38
Blinds:
500,000/1,000,000
Ante:
1,000,000

Break Time

jeffmcmillan • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante

The remaining two players are now on a 15-minute break.

Daniel Stebbins Eliminated in 3rd Place ($263,640)

jeffmcmillan • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Daniel Stebbins
Daniel Stebbins

From the small blind, Robert McMillan limped and Daniel Stebbins called in the big blind.

The flop came {k-Spades}{j-Spades}{9-Clubs}. Both players checked and they also checked on the {9-Spades} turn to get to the {8-Hearts} on the river.

McMillan led for a bet of 2,000,000, Stebbins raised all in and McMillan snap called.

Stebbins tabled the {10-Hearts}{7-Hearts} for the rivered straight but it was second best as McMillan showed the {8-Spades}{8-Clubs} for the rivered boat and just like that heads up play was set.

Robert McMillan us
Robert McMillan
us 75,000,000 9,800,000
Robert Davis (AK) US
Robert Davis (AK)
US 33,100,000 6,900,000
Daniel Stebbins US
Daniel Stebbins
US Busted

Tags: Daniel StebbinsRobert Mcmillan

McMillan Flops the Nut Flush

jnoy • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Robert Mcmillan
Robert Mcmillan

Robert Davis raised to 5,000,000 and Robert McMillan took a moment before sliding all of his chips into the middle. Davis called instantly and McMillan was at risk.

Robert McMillan: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Robert Davis: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

McMmillan's hand was dominated but the flop of {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} gave him a flush. Davis could only watch as the {2-Diamonds} turn and {3-Diamonds} river gave McMillan a big double up into the chip lead.

Robert McMillan us
Robert McMillan
us 65,200,000 38,000,000
Robert Davis (AK) US
Robert Davis (AK)
US 26,200,000 -32,400,000

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McMillan Leaves Stebbins Short

jnoy • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante

Robert McMillan limped from the small blind and Daniel Stebbins checked his option to the {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}{8-Spades} flop.

McMillan led out for 2,200,000 and Stebbins called to the {8-Diamonds} turn. McMillan check-raised all-in after Stebbins bet 4,400,000 and was called.

Robert McMillan: {8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Daniel Stebbins: {10-Spades}{7-Spades}

McMmillan was in front with trip eights and filled up on the {3-Spades} river to double up and leave Stebbins short.

Robert McMillan us
Robert McMillan
us 27,200,000 5,200,000
Daniel Stebbins US
Daniel Stebbins
US 6,500,000 -21,500,000

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McMillan Bets Out Davis

jeffmcmillan • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante

Robert Davis limped the small blind, Robert McMillan raised to 3,000,000 from the big blind and Davis called.

The flop came {q-Hearts}{6-Spades}{2-Spades}. McMillan continued with a bet of 3,000,000 and Davis gave it up as the small pots and chip trading continues three-handed.

Robert Davis (AK) US
Robert Davis (AK)
US 58,600,000 2,000,000
Daniel Stebbins US
Daniel Stebbins
US 28,000,000 500,000
Robert McMillan us
Robert McMillan
us 22,000,000 -2,100,000

Tags: Robert DavisRobert Mcmillan