Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
Day 3 of Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship turned out to be a memorable day of WSOP action as 148 starting players became just 16 after nearly 12 hours of scintillating poker with all remaining players making a huge jump in payouts.
Bagging the overwhelming chip lead at the end of the night was Christopher Cummings who finished with 22,650,000 which is well over double the second largest stack and is one-fifth of the chips remaining. The Houston, TX native emerged as a chip leader in the middle part of the day and just continued to climb from there, eliminating several players.
Second in chips with 9,700,000 was Dennis Jensen who is enjoying quite a successful and fun ride in what he says is his first ever WSOP event.
Right on his heel in third place was Daniel Lujano with 9,325,000.
There is a drop-off from the third place stack to fourth where Eric Sunde sits with 7,325,000 and Todd Hansen rounds out the top five stacks with 7,315,000.
As the day progressed many of the well-known players began to drop including Allen Kessler who hit the rail early in the day in 144th place, Barry Greenstein in 89th place, Eli Elezra in 47th place, Pat Lyons in 26th and finally John Mcnaughton was the last elimination of the night in 17th place.
The remaining 16 will return to play on the outer feature tables for Day 4 tomorrow in the Amazon Room at 10 a.m. local time. Updates will be given in regards to how long play will be on Day 4, so keep things locked on PokerNews for all of the coverage.
Seat Draw for Day 4
|Amazon||1||1||Robert Mcmillan||United States||5,230,000|
|Amazon||1||2||Daniel Lujano||United States||9,325,000|
|Amazon||1||3||Robert Davis||United States||5,380,000|
|Amazon||1||4||Alexander Hill||United States||2,360,000|
|Amazon||1||6||Daniel Stebbins||United States||5,695,000|
|Amazon||1||7||Christopher Cummings||United States||22,765,000|
|Amazon||1||8||Chris Wa||United States||4,850,000|
|Amazon||1||9||Steven Powers||United States||4,060,000|
|Amazon||2||1||Jonathan Ingalls||United States||5,850,000|
|Amazon||2||3||Stuart Hosen||United States||7,305,000|
|Amazon||2||4||Edward Zidd||United States||680,000|
|Amazon||2||5||Louis Cheffy||United States||7,065,000|
|Amazon||2||6||Todd Hansen||United States||7,315,000|
|Amazon||2||7||Eric Sunde||United States||7,330,000|
|Amazon||2||8||Kenneth Wroblewski||United States||350,000|
|Amazon||2||9||Dennis Jensen||United States||9,000,000|
A recap is soon to follow.
The remaining 16 players are bagging and tagging for the evening. A recap and full chip counts are soon to follow.
John Macnaughton from early position went all-in for 1,700,000 and in the big blind Todd Hansen called.
The board ran out and Macnaughton wished the remaining players good luck as he left the tournament area.
Ken Coplon and Eric Sunde went heads-up to a flop of . Sunde bet 1,200,000 and Coplon called, leaving only a few chips behind.
The came on the turn and Sunde bet enough to put Coplon all in. "Alright, I call," Coplon said.
Sunde was ahead with his pair of tens and improved to trips on the river, making Coplon the first casualty of the final two tables.
|Table 463||1||Robert Mcmillan||5,200,000|
|Table 463||2||Daniel Lujano||9,200,000|
|Table 463||3||Robert Davis||6,300,000|
|Table 463||4||Alexander Hill||1,200,000|
|Table 463||5||Jonathan Ingalls||5,600,000|
|Table 463||6||Daniel Stebbins||5,400,000|
|Table 463||7||Christopher Cummings||24,300,000|
|Table 463||8||Chris Wa||4,800,000|
|Table 463||9||Steven Powers||4,200,000|
|Table 456||1||John Macnaughton||2,750,000|
|Table 456||2||Ken Coplon||3,120,000|
|Table 456||3||Stuart Hosen||7,400,000|
|Table 456||4||Edward Zidd||990,000|
|Table 456||5||Louis Cheffy||7,050,000|
|Table 456||6||Todd Hansen||4,800,000|
|Table 456||7||Eric Sunde||4,470,000|
|Table 456||8||Kenneth Wroblewski||4,900,000|
|Table 456||9||Dennis Jensen||5,200,000|
Billy Sewell raised from the button before Christopher Cummings three-bet from the small blind to 1,400,000. Sewell announced he was all in and Cummings snap-called.
"You did it again," Sewell muttered to himself. "Come on lucky seven."
But the flop instead gave Cummings top two pair, which improved to a full house on the turn. The river came the and Sewell was eliminated.
Players are now redrawing for seats at the final two tables.
Greg Strong's short stack was all in preflop holding the . He was up against the of Daniel Stebbins who had called.
The board ran out with no help to Strong as it came and Strong was the next victim of the string of rapid knockouts.