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Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship
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Highlights

Highlights

Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship
Day 1b Completed

Dany Georges Bags Big in Day 1b of Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship

OHairDJ • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Day 1b chip leader Dany Georges
Day 1b chip leader Dany Georges

Day 1b of Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship has been played to its conclusion with Dany Georges standing tall as the the day's chip leader after accumulating 464,000 in chips through 11 levels of play. Co-leading (and overall chip leader) from Day 1a is George Bronstein, who managed to bag 585,000 in chips.

Day 1b attracted 2,972 entries, which eclipsed the 2,432 players from Day 1a. By the end of the day, just 622 remained of the initial 2,432. In total, Day 1a and 1b produced a 5,404-entry field and generated a $4,809,560 prize pool. Of those players, 811 will make the money, with a min-cash being worth $1,601.The eventual winner will take home $561,060 in addition to a World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

Some notables who managed to bag into Day 2 include defending champion Howard Mash (127,000), Allen Kessler (80,500), Dan Heimiller (88,500), two-time Super Seniors Event Champion James Moore (104,000) and Poker Hall of Famer Barry Greenstein (156,500).

Day 2 Seat Draw (Tables #100-140)

Day 2 Seat Draw (Tables #141-180)

Day 2 Seat Draw (Tables #181-224)

Less fortunate were Victor Ramdin, Frank Kassela, Bill Klein, Ken Aldridge, Kenna James, and 2019 Main Event Champion Hossein Ensan – all of whom were unable to survive the day.

The remaining 1,108 players from Day 1a and 1b will convene tomorrow at 10 a.m. and play ten more hour-long levels, which will resume at level 12 (1,000/2,500 blinds with a 2,500 big blind ante). Players will receive 15-minute breaks after every two levels and a 90-minute dinner break after level 19 (approximately 7:00 p.m.)

Be sure to stick with PokerNews as we continue to bring you the action from this ever-popular event leading toward the money bubble and eventual next Seniors Event Champion!

Tags: Allen KesslerBarry GreensteinBill KleinDan HeimillerFrank KasselaGeorge BronsteinHossein EnsanHoward MashVictor Ramdin

Play Done For The Day

OHairDJ • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The remaining 633 players from Day 1b are now bagging and tagging for the night.

Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Tboss • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Dany Georges us
Dany Georges
us 464,000 89,000
Scott Sisler us
Scott Sisler
us 372,000 -15,500
Mike Ruter us
Mike Ruter
us 345,000 120,000
Ali Pabarja US
Ali Pabarja
US 336,500
Randy Marker us
Randy Marker
us 311,500
Steven Sheldon us
Steven Sheldon
us 309,500
Billy Sewell US
Billy Sewell
US 297,000
Azim Popatia ca
Azim Popatia
ca 289,000 39,000
Jarufe Farah PE
Jarufe Farah
PE 286,000
Matthew Shihadeh US
Matthew Shihadeh
US 284,500
Ira Schwartz US
Ira Schwartz
US 267,000 267,000
Rittie Chuaprasert us
Rittie Chuaprasert
us 265,500
Benjamin Lampert us
Benjamin Lampert
us 260,000
Michael Brown CA
Michael Brown
CA 255,500
Ron McMillen us
Ron McMillen
us 242,000
Russ Floyd us
Russ Floyd
us 241,500
Ronald Koenemann US
Ronald Koenemann
US 241,000 241,000
Mark Gutierrez US
Mark Gutierrez
US 240,000
Lisa Xie US
Lisa Xie
US 233,000 233,000
Ronnie McMillan US
Ronnie McMillan
US 227,500
Jeff Miller us
Jeff Miller
us 227,500 97,500
Roger Hendren US
Roger Hendren
US 220,000
Henry Wilken us
Henry Wilken
us 219,500 -500
Jim Carroll us
Jim Carroll
us 219,000 67,500
Stuart Taylor gb
Stuart Taylor
gb 219,000

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Final Three Hands

Tboss • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The tournament director has just announced final three hands before the remaining players bag up for Day 2.

Nut Flush for Sheldon

Tboss • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

On the turn with the board reading {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Spades}{7-Hearts}, there was over 50,000 in the pot and the player first to act shoved his remaining stack of roughly 35,000. Steve Sheldon snap-called as he turned over his hand.

All-In Player: {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Steve Sheldon: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

Sheldon had flopped the nut flush against his opponent who flopped a straight and the dealer put the {3-Spades} on the river just as a formality.

Steve Sheldon US
Steve Sheldon
US 310,000

Tumminelli Knocks One Out

Tboss • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

A player raised from early position to 5,500 and Joe Tumminelli jammed his stack of 39,500 in the middle. The action folded around to the big blind who called off his remaining 21,500 and the original raiser folded.

Big Blind: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Joe Tumminelli: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

The dealer fanned a flop of {j-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}, pairing the big blind's jack. The {4-Hearts} on the turn and the {10-Diamonds} on the river were bricks though and Tumminelli eliminated his opponent.

Danye Georges US
Danye Georges
US 375,000 375,000
Joe Tumminelli US
Joe Tumminelli
US 70,000 70,000

Frakes Triples; Soni Misses Out on Double Knockout

dsalituro • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Parmod Soni
Parmod Soni

Parmod Soni raised to 11,500 from early position before both blinds went all in, the small blind for 59,000 and big blind Steve Frakes for around 11,000. Soni folded to the small blind's raise after a brief tank.

Steve Frakes: {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
Small Blind: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{8-Spades}, giving Frakes a straight and nearly a triple up. Soni said he folded {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and would've flopped the flush and knocked out both players if he had called.

"He's going to win the tournament," a tablemate said about Frakes after hitting the miracle with a short-stack.

Parmod Soni us
Parmod Soni
us 220,000 -69,700
Steve Frakes US
Steve Frakes
US 40,000 40,000

Tags: Parmod SoniSteve Frakes