Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship
Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship
Day 1a Completed

James Kennedy Leads the Way After Day 1a in Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship

mattohalloran • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
James Kennedy
James Kennedy

It was a busy day in Event $47: $1,000 Seniors Championship at the 2022 WSOP at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. A massive field of 5,121 players have entered in total already with 3,206 of them who have entered Day 1a’s starting flight, generating a prize pool of $4,516,750. These numbers nearly match the combined totals from last year’s event, which saw 5,404 entries and a prize pool of $4,809,560. With another starting flight still to come, this year’s event will no doubt smash last year’s totals.

Those fortunate enough to bag chips at the conclusion of play will return for Day 2 on Friday, June 24th at 10 a.m. local time, at which point they will play another 11 one-hour levels, as the seniors try to build their stacks in pursuit of the gold WSOP bracelet, which will be given out at the conclusion of Day 5, on Monday, June 27th.

Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1James KennedyUnited States452,000181
2Seongsu KongSouth Korea365,000146
3Allyn ShulmanUnited States361,500145
4Orlando BarreraUnited States358,500143
5Michel BouskilaAustralia353,500141
6Kevin SongUnited States350,000140
7Terence AntonCanada343,500137
8Louis RussoUnited States339,000136
9Dennis SpretzUnited States333,000133
10Daniel GerardUnited States310,000124

Many notable names entered today’s field. Women in Poker Hall of Famer Allyn Shulman bagged one of the biggest stacks of the night (350,000), thanks in part to a double knockout on the last hand of the night. Fellow Women in Poker Hall of Famer Kathy Liebert (225,000) also had quite a large stack at the end of the day, as did Kevin Song (350,000).

American James Kennedy finished the night as the big stack, with 452,000. Kennedy will use this stack in pursuit of his first WSOP bracelet, although he has cashed in many WSOP events. Earlier in this series, he finished 739th in the $600 Deepstack, for a cash of $960. He placed 78th and 59th in 2021’s Super Senior and Senior events, for cashes of $3,233 and $9,626 respectively.

The 2004 Main Event Champion Greg Raymer failed to bag at the end of the night, but told PokerNews that he intends to come back tomorrow. Raymer saw the early parts of an epic comeback before his elimination, as he was at one point down to a single 100 chip, before running his stack up to nearly 30,000. Other notables who failed to bag included Perry Friedman, Humberto Brenes, Todd Witteles, Bruno Lopes, and Antonin Teisseire.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for full live coverage of this and all other events at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.

Tags: Allyn ShulmanAntonin TeisseireBruno LopesGreg RaymerHumberto BrenesJames KennedyKathy LiebertKevin SongPerry FriedmanTodd Witteles

Official End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

YorkshirePud • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
James Kennedy us
James Kennedy
us 452,000
Seongsu Kong kr
Seongsu Kong
kr 365,000 365,000
Allyn Shulman us
Allyn Shulman
us 361,500
Orlando Barrera us
Orlando Barrera
us 358,500 358,500
Michel Bouskila au
Michel Bouskila
au 353,500 353,500
Kevin Song us
Kevin Song
us 350,000
Terence Anton CA
Terence Anton
CA 343,500 343,500
Louis Russo us
Louis Russo
us 339,000
Dennis Spretz US
Dennis Spretz
US 333,000
Daniel Gerard US
Daniel Gerard
US 310,000 310,000
Barry Shulman us
Barry Shulman
us 305,000 305,000
Stuart Kemble us
Stuart Kemble
us 304,000
Kelly Becker ca
Kelly Becker
ca 304,000 83,000
Richard Clayton us
Richard Clayton
us 299,000 299,000
William Ivry US
William Ivry
US 293,500 293,500
Herman Reynolds US
Herman Reynolds
US 292,500 292,500
Alejandro Quattrini AR
Alejandro Quattrini
AR 291,000 291,000
Bobby Buckingham US
Bobby Buckingham
US 283,500 283,500
Tony Yuke US
Tony Yuke
US 281,000 281,000
Vince Salvatore us
Vince Salvatore
us 275,000
Todd Mohr US
Todd Mohr
US 275,000 275,000
Donald Scott US
Donald Scott
US 269,500 269,500
Ricardo Lima br
Ricardo Lima
br 260,000 70,000
Jan Pettersson au
Jan Pettersson
au 258,000 258,000
Clifford Pappas us
Clifford Pappas
us 258,000 258,000

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Shulman Wins The Big Pot

veunstyle72 • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

In the very last hands of this day, Allyn Shulman was seen all-in against two players.

Allyn Shulman: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Opponent 1: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Opponent 2: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

The board came {2-Clubs}{4-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Shulman claim a huge pot of 350,000 chips to finish that day.

Allyn Shulman us
Allyn Shulman
us 350,000 339,000

Last Five Hands

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

The tournament director has announced the last five hands of the night have been announced.

The players who bag and tag will return to Bally's on Friday, June 24th at 10 a.m. local time.

Garver Finds A Massive Call

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

With 75,000 in the middle and a completed board of {q-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}, Jerry Garver (button) was deep into the tank after his opponent in middle position shoved for 56,000.

Whilst Garver was contemplating his decision his opponent quipped "I must be good if you are taking this long!" A few seconds after the utterance from his opponent he made the call. His opponent rolled over {9-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Garver did a fist pump and revealed {k-Spades}{k-Hearts} to take down a big pot.

Jerry Garver us
Jerry Garver
us 230,000

Tags: Jerry Garver

Herring's Jacks Hold

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

Preflop action folded to James Herring in the hijack, who raised to 7,000. Action then folded around to the big blind, who moved all in. Herring asked for a count, and the total was 78,500. He thought for a few moments, before finally announcing "Call."

Opponent: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}
James Herring: {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}

In a classic race, Herring was ahead and needed to dodge his opponent's overcards. The {9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{q-Hearts} runout allowed him to do just that, and his jacks were still good. He scooped the pot while his opponent departed for the rail, but not before shaking Herring's hand and wishing the table good luck.

James Herring us
James Herring
us 173,500

Tags: James Herring

Devastating Flop For O'Rourke

veunstyle72 • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

After a raise to 4,500 in middle position from Aaron O'Roorke, everybody folded to Alan Neahauser in the big blind, who made the call.

Then, on a {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} flop, Neahauser checked, O'Roorke bet 3,500 and Neahauser check-raised to 11,000.
But O'Roorke was not done with this hand, and he re-raised to 33,000. Neahauser announced all-in for almost 75,000 and O'Roorke made the call. They had roughly the same stack.

Alan Neahauser: {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Aaron O'Roorke: {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

Both players made a flush, but Aaron O'Roorke was already drawing dead. The turn {a-Diamonds} and the river {9-Spades} did not change anything, shipping the healthy-sized pot to Neahauser. Three hands later, O'Roorke lost his last chips and his tournament was over.

Alan Neahauser US
Alan Neahauser
US 160,000 160,000
Aaron O'Roorke US
Aaron O'Roorke
US Busted

Tags: Aaron O'RoorkeAlan Neahauser