Event #31: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Event #31: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 2 Completed

Dan Heimiller Looking For His Second Seniors Event Bracelet

poolshir • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Dan Heimiller
Dan Heimiller

Day 2 of Event #31: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship started today with 694 players that were left from the record-breaking field that sat down for the tournament on Friday. All players today were sure of having cashed for at least $1,587, but all of them had their hopes set on the first prize of $617,303 and that gold WSOP bracelet.

Taking the chip lead after Day 2 is Dan Heimiller with 1,021,000 chips. He won this event in 2014 and will be looking to win his third-career bracelet this week. Second in chips is Eluterio Rodriguez with 983,000, and third in the chip counts is Paul Spitzberg with 859,000. Other notable stacks belong to David Michaud (836,000), Gina Bacon (788,000), Anthony Licastro (645,000), and Bill Klein (480,000).

Also through to Day 3 is Irishman Sean Byrne, who bagged up 410,000. Byrne has an astonishing record in the WSOP Seniors Event, having cashed 38th in 2014, 56th in 2015 and 57th in 2016. He is now guaranteed another deep run with 67 players returning on Day 3.

The chip leader of yesterday, Kevin Dowling did not make it through the day. That is, unfortunately, also the case for other notables like defending Champion Johnnie Craig, Cliff Josephy, Grey Raymer, Per Hildebrand, and Barny Boatman .

Day 3 will kick off at 11 a.m. on Sunday in the Brasilia room, so follow all the updates here on PokerNews.

Day 3 Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7001Gina BaconUnited States788,00066
Brasilia7003Steven LangUnited States529,00044
Brasilia7004Raafat ThomasUnited States54,0005
Brasilia7005Peter SmahaUnited States385,00032
Brasilia7006Manuel SadornilSpain643,00054
Brasilia7007David IvesUnited States421,00035
Brasilia7009Larry WrightUnited States202,00017
Brasilia7011David MichaudUnited States836,00070
Brasilia7012David KnutzenUnited States181,00015
Brasilia7013Bruce HugonUnited States196,00016
Brasilia7014William MurrayUnited States515,00043
Brasilia7015Blair RodmanUnited States301,00025
Brasilia7016Paul EvansUnited States210,00018
Brasilia7017Jimmy TranUnited States222,00019
Brasilia7019Eluterio RodriguezUnited States983,00082
Brasilia7021Randall DavisUnited States474,00040
Brasilia7022Mark LillgeUnited States464,00039
Brasilia7023Seth BrownUnited States346,00029
Brasilia7024Patrick OconnorUnited States405,00034
Brasilia7025Ron JenkinsUnited States156,00013
Brasilia7026Richard MombourquetteUnited States793,00066
Brasilia7028Bill KleinUnited States480,00040
Brasilia7029Federico CastaingArgentina595,00050
Brasilia7031Robert WhalenUnited States510,00043
Brasilia7032Jeff MartinUnited States306,00026
Brasilia7033Howard CanowitzUnited States61,0005
Brasilia7034William BurfordUnited States270,00023
Brasilia7035Thomas SymondsCanada447,00037
Brasilia7036Micheal BucarUnited States52,0004
Brasilia7037David JamesUnited States160,00013
Brasilia7038William PittsUnited States489,00041
Brasilia7039Jose MalaveUnited States221,00018
Brasilia7041Kelley BrownUnited States741,00062
Brasilia7042Robert BogoUnited States279,00023
Brasilia7043Brian NicklausUnited States104,0009
Brasilia7044Daniel GlassUnited States452,00037
Brasilia7045Lewis LeClairUnited States189,00016
Brasilia7046Dieter DechantUnited States814,00068
Brasilia7047Anthony LicastroUnited States645,00054
Brasilia7048Vasyl ZabrodskyyUkraine314,00026
Brasilia7049Steven OlsonUnited States320,00027
Brasilia7051Dave JamesUnited States408,00034
Brasilia7052David PlastikUnited States259,00022
Brasilia7053Danny MaddalenaUnited States289,00024
Brasilia7054Gregory FairUnited States802,00067
Brasilia7055Harvey LewisUnited States284,00024
Brasilia7056Mark BramleyUnited States296,00025
Brasilia7057Mansour AlipourfardUnited States443,00037
Brasilia7058Anthony ElmoUnited States603,00050
Brasilia7059Dipak BhaktaUnited States189,00016
Brasilia7061Scott RuegseggerUnited States159,00013
Brasilia7062Timothy GrayUnited States188,00016
Brasilia7063Kam LowCanada498,00042
Brasilia7065Frank MaggioUnited States683,00057
Brasilia7066Titan NguyenUnited States171,00014
Brasilia7067Gregory DodsonUnited States28,0002
Brasilia7068Paul SpitzbergUnited States859,00072
Brasilia7069David PetrusUnited States494,00041
Brasilia7071Dan HeimillerUnited States1,021,00085
Brasilia7072Tommy VinasUnited States365,00030
Brasilia7073Jeff FrerichsUnited States339,00028
Brasilia7074Sean ByrneIreland410,00034
Brasilia7075Stephen JarrettUnited States400,00033
Brasilia7076Lawrence WhyteUnited States281,00023
Brasilia7077Preston HartmannUnited States367,00031
Brasilia7078Judd LevyUnited States410,00034
Brasilia7079Randall ChamberlainUnited States194,00016

Tags: Barny BoatmanBill KleinCliff JosephyDan HeimillerEluterio RodriguezGina BaconGreg RaymerJohnnie CraigKevin DowlingPaul SpitzbergPer Hildebrand

Chip Counts at the End of Day 2 (full)

will_shill • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
us 1,021,000 321,000
Eluterio Rodriguez us
Eluterio Rodriguez
us 983,000 -137,000
Paul Spitzberg us
Paul Spitzberg
us 859,000 244,000
David Michaud us
David Michaud
us 836,000 738,000
Dieter Dechant us
Dieter Dechant
us 814,000 4,000
Gregory Fair US
Gregory Fair
US 802,000 212,000
Richard Mombourquette US
Richard Mombourquette
US 793,000 722,500
Gina Bacon us
Gina Bacon
us 788,000 -112,000
Kelley Brown US
Kelley Brown
US 741,000 724,400
Frank Maggio us
Frank Maggio
us 683,000 638,200
Anthony Licastro US
Anthony Licastro
US 645,000 541,800
Manuel Sadornil ES
Manuel Sadornil
ES 643,000 138,000
Anthony Elmo us
Anthony Elmo
us 603,000
Federico Castaing AR
Federico Castaing
AR 595,000 -135,000
Steven Lang US
Steven Lang
US 529,000 489,700
William Murray us
William Murray
us 515,000 -195,000
Robert Whalen us
Robert Whalen
us 510,000 403,000
Kam Low ca
Kam Low
ca 498,000 399,800
David Petrus us
David Petrus
us 494,000 386,400
William Pitts US
William Pitts
US 489,000 339,000
Bill Klein us
Bill Klein
us 480,000 30,000
Randall Davis US
Randall Davis
US 474,000 -168,000
Mark Lillge us
Mark Lillge
us 464,000 8,000
Daniel Glass US
Daniel Glass
US 452,000 237,000
Thomas Symonds us
Thomas Symonds
us 447,000 -103,000

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Michael Lewellyn Eliminated by Dieter Dechant's Quads

will_shill • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Michael Lewellyn raised to 50,000 under the gun, and Dieter Dechant called in the next position.

The flop came {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, and Lewellyn moved all in. Dechant called instantly and tabled {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} for a set. However, his glee turned to horror when Lewellyn turned over {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}.

The turn was the {9-Hearts}, but the river was the {8-Clubs}, eliciting a roar from the table at the late drama. Dechant made quads.

Dieter Dechant us
Dieter Dechant
us 810,000 10,000
Michael Lewellyn US
Michael Lewellyn
US Busted

Thomas Symonds Applying Pressure

SandraBarbour • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

A player in early position opened to 37,000. Thomas Symonds, in the hijack, was the only caller, and it was heads-up to the {9-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs} flop. The original raiser continued for 55,000. Symonds called.

The turn was the {3-Hearts}, and the player first to act continued for 100,000. Once again, Symonds called.

The {q-Hearts} came on the river and was checked to Symonds, who moved all in. His opponent folded.

Thomas Symonds us
Thomas Symonds
us 550,000 245,000

Robert Bogo Rivers a Winner

poolshir • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Robert Bogo, in the cutoff, went all in for about 139,000 and Jay Canowitz called on the button.

Robert Bogo: {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}
Jay Canowitz: {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}

The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} to give Bogo a straight on the river, and he doubled up.

Robert Bogo US
Robert Bogo
US 301,000 293,600
Jay Canowitz
Jay Canowitz
105,000 -35,000

Tags: Howard CanowitzRobert Bogo

Four Deep Senior Event Runs for Irishman Sean Byrne

will_shill • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Irishman Sean Byrne is sitting pretty on a stack of well over 560,000 with Day 2 drawing to a close. We were informed by his brother that he has an outstanding record in this field, and a quick check of the Hendon Mob proves it.


That's three super-deep cashes in three years, and this year it's become four cashes in four years.

With 71 players remaining, Byrne looks to be on course for another deep run. Stay tuned to see if he can continue his sequence of deep Senior Event cashes.

Sean Byrne IE
Sean Byrne
IE 560,000 513,100

Defending Champion Johnnie Craig Eliminated by Greg Fair

will_shill • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Johnnie Craig
Johnnie Craig

Johnnie Craig limped from middle position. The small blind called, and Gregory Fair checked in the big blind.

The flop came {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-}. It checked to Craig, who bet 20,000. The small blind then check-raised to 70,000. Fair then check-raised all in. Craig was all in himself for less, and the small blind folded.

Fair: {7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
Craig: {q-}{q-}

The turn was the {q-Diamonds}, giving Craig top set, but the river was the {4-Hearts}, giving Fair a flush and eliminating the defending champion in 77th place for $6,461.

Gregory Fair US
Gregory Fair
US 590,000 310,000
Johnnie Craig us
Johnnie Craig
us Busted

Tags: Greg FairJohnnie Craig