2021 World Series of Poker

Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship
Day: 1a
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
q9
Prize
$561,060
Event Info
Buy-in
$1,000
Prize Pool
$4,809,560
Entries
5,404
Level Info
Level
38
Blinds
500,000 / 1,000,000
Ante
1,000,000
Players Info - Day 1a
Entries
2,432
Players Left
486

Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship

Day 1a Completed

"Miami" John Cernuto Bag Big on Day 1a of Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
John Cernuto
John Cernuto

After a lengthy 14 hours on the felt, Day 1a of Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship has concluded.

A total of 2,432 players entered or re-entered before late registration closed for the day. After a solid eleven 60-minute levels of play, 486 seniors bagged and tagged at the end of the day and will return and join their Day 1b counterparts when they combine for Day 2 on October 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local (PST) time.

The day’s action played fast and friendly. Many notables were in attendance, with quite a few of them bagging up for Day 2. The Day 1a chip leader is George Bronstein (585,000) followed by Tim Killday (433,000). Hot on his heels is fan-favorite “Miami” John Cernuto (355,500) who will be looking to add a fourth WSOP gold bracelet to his collection. Eli Elezra (112,500) will continue chasing bracelet number five with an above-average stack. Also, still in the hunt and headed into Day 2 near the top of the chip counts is Poker Hall of Famer JJ Lui (170,000).

End of Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1George BronsteinUnited States585,000
2Tim KilldayUnited States433,000
3John ThorntonUnited States373,000
4John CernutoUnited States355,500
5David SlaughterUnited States351,500
6Edward ZiddUnited States346,000
7Angela JordisonUnited States341,000
8Joseph BeasyUnited States334,000
9Antonin TeisseireFrance331,000
10Giuseppe IadiserniaVenezuela330,500

Other top pros were not as fortunate and exited on Day 1a before the bagging and tagging stage. Dan Heimiller, Tom McCormick, Matt Glantz, Tom McEvoy, and reigning champion Howard Mash all had their day ended early but may opt to return as every player that did not bag a single chip is eligible to give it another try on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local (PST) time for Day 1b.

Please stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship with Day 1b on Thursday, October 28, 2021, when the cards will be in the air at 10:00 a.m. local (PST) time.

Tags: Dan HeimillerEli ElezraHoward MashJohn CernutoMatt GlantzTom McCormickTom McEvoy

Official End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
George Bronstein us
George Bronstein
585,000
585,000
585,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Tim Killday us
Tim Killday
433,000
John Thornton us
John Thornton
373,000
-12,000
-12,000
John Cernuto us
John Cernuto
355,500
500
500
WSOP 3X Winner
David Slaughter us
David Slaughter
351,500
Edward Zidd us
Edward Zidd
346,000
66,000
66,000
Angela Jordison us
Angela Jordison
341,000
18,000
18,000
Joseph Beasy us
Joseph Beasy
334,000
334,000
334,000
Antonin Teisseire fr
Antonin Teisseire
331,000
331,000
331,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Giuseppe Iadisernia ve
Giuseppe Iadisernia
330,500
125,500
125,500
Richard Munro us
Richard Munro
308,500
58,500
58,500
Armen Lalikian us
Armen Lalikian
305,000
Mitch Garshofsky us
Mitch Garshofsky
292,500
292,500
292,500
Vasyl Zabrodskyy ua
Vasyl Zabrodskyy
283,000
33,000
33,000
Hamid Izadi us
Hamid Izadi
252,500
252,500
252,500
Marc Walter us
Marc Walter
251,000
Darren Muller us
Darren Muller
245,500
245,500
245,500
Shachar Yonayov us
Shachar Yonayov
243,500
243,500
243,500
Larry Plummer us
Larry Plummer
232,500
Ronald West us
Ronald West
231,500
231,500
231,500
Keith Oakley us
Keith Oakley
229,500
85,500
85,500
Steve Friedlander us
Steve Friedlander
226,500
138,500
138,500
John Michalak us
John Michalak
225,500
225,500
225,500
Gregory Kukowski us
Gregory Kukowski
224,500
224,500
224,500
Carlos Ponce gt
Carlos Ponce
224,500

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Brooks Drills One-Outer On River

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

The crazy hands continue to end the night.

Trevor Brooks got the last of his chips in against Max Gabriel preflop and while the hand started as a simple flip, the ending was anything but.

Trevor Brooks: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Max Gabriel: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

The flop and turn came {5-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{9-Clubs} giving Gabriel the nut flush, but the river brought the one card in the deck that could save Brooks, the {6-Clubs} for the straight flush.

While Brooks may only have 30 big blinds, that's a lot more than if the one-outer had not come in for him.

Player Chips Progress
Trevor Brooks us
Trevor Brooks
60,000
60,000
60,000
Max Gabriel
Max Gabriel
46,000
46,000
46,000

Women Poker Hall of Famer Over 200K in Chips

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
JJ Liu
JJ Liu

The action was picked up on the flop of {k-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and JJ Liu made a bet of 6,000.

The button made the call and the turn was {7-Diamonds}, which both players checked.

The river came {3-Hearts} Liu, bet 9,000 and was called by her opponent.

Liu showed the {8-Spades}{5-Clubs} for the straight and her opponent mucked.

Player Chips Progress
JJ Liu tw
JJ Liu
210,000
80,000
80,000

Tags: JJ Liu

Oakley Spikes Quads for the Win

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

A random table erupted in the bronze section. This is the action as described by the table that witnessed it first-hand.

Keith Oakley held {4-}{4-} and his opponent, who held {7-}{7-}, went heads-up to a flop of {7-}{4-}{2-} and all of the chips ended up in the middle.

It was Oakley that was behind with his set of fours versus the set of seven.

The turn card was a blank {10-}, but the river card was the one remaining {4-}, and Oakley spiked the one-outer for quad fours to eliminate his opponent, while chipping up to 144,000.

Player Chips Progress
Keith Oakley us
Keith Oakley
144,000
144,000
144,000

Chip Leaders and Notables Entering Final Level

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Tim Killday us
Tim Killday
390,000
-500
-500
John Thornton us
John Thornton
385,000
385,000
385,000
Angela Jordison us
Angela Jordison
323,000
126,000
126,000
Kenneth Burnsed us
Kenneth Burnsed
290,000
290,000
290,000
John Munro
John Munro
285,000
285,000
285,000
Edward Zidd us
Edward Zidd
280,000
-5,000
-5,000
Vasyl Zabrodskyy ua
Vasyl Zabrodskyy
250,000
30,000
30,000
Ron West us
Ron West
240,000
240,000
240,000
Armen Lalikian us
Armen Lalikian
228,000
228,000
228,000
Jeff Meyers us
Jeff Meyers
220,000
220,000
220,000
Antonen Teisseire
Antonen Teisseire
215,000
215,000
215,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
210,000
75,000
75,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Deborah Vanneste ca
Deborah Vanneste
187,000
-13,500
-13,500
Keith Boniface gb
Keith Boniface
182,000
182,000
182,000
Billy Frank us
Billy Frank
180,000
-40,000
-40,000
Shawn Rice us
Shawn Rice
126,000
5,000
5,000
Peter Robertson au
Peter Robertson
120,000
42,000
42,000
Calen McNeil ca
Calen McNeil
73,000
-7,000
-7,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Howard Mash us
Howard Mash
25,000
-15,000
-15,000
Defending Champion
WSOP 1X Winner

Level: 11

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Ante: 2,000