Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Brasilia||700||1||Gina Bacon||United States||788,000||66|
|Brasilia||700||3||Steven Lang||United States||529,000||44|
|Brasilia||700||4||Raafat Thomas||United States||54,000||5|
|Brasilia||700||5||Peter Smaha||United States||385,000||32|
|Brasilia||700||7||David Ives||United States||421,000||35|
|Brasilia||700||9||Larry Wright||United States||202,000||17|
|Brasilia||701||1||David Michaud||United States||836,000||70|
|Brasilia||701||2||David Knutzen||United States||181,000||15|
|Brasilia||701||3||Bruce Hugon||United States||196,000||16|
|Brasilia||701||4||William Murray||United States||515,000||43|
|Brasilia||701||5||Blair Rodman||United States||301,000||25|
|Brasilia||701||6||Paul Evans||United States||210,000||18|
|Brasilia||701||7||Jimmy Tran||United States||222,000||19|
|Brasilia||701||9||Eluterio Rodriguez||United States||983,000||82|
|Brasilia||702||1||Randall Davis||United States||474,000||40|
|Brasilia||702||2||Mark Lillge||United States||464,000||39|
|Brasilia||702||3||Seth Brown||United States||346,000||29|
|Brasilia||702||4||Patrick Oconnor||United States||405,000||34|
|Brasilia||702||5||Ron Jenkins||United States||156,000||13|
|Brasilia||702||6||Richard Mombourquette||United States||793,000||66|
|Brasilia||702||8||Bill Klein||United States||480,000||40|
|Brasilia||703||1||Robert Whalen||United States||510,000||43|
|Brasilia||703||2||Jeff Martin||United States||306,000||26|
|Brasilia||703||3||Howard Canowitz||United States||61,000||5|
|Brasilia||703||4||William Burford||United States||270,000||23|
|Brasilia||703||6||Micheal Bucar||United States||52,000||4|
|Brasilia||703||7||David James||United States||160,000||13|
|Brasilia||703||8||William Pitts||United States||489,000||41|
|Brasilia||703||9||Jose Malave||United States||221,000||18|
|Brasilia||704||1||Kelley Brown||United States||741,000||62|
|Brasilia||704||2||Robert Bogo||United States||279,000||23|
|Brasilia||704||3||Brian Nicklaus||United States||104,000||9|
|Brasilia||704||4||Daniel Glass||United States||452,000||37|
|Brasilia||704||5||Lewis LeClair||United States||189,000||16|
|Brasilia||704||6||Dieter Dechant||United States||814,000||68|
|Brasilia||704||7||Anthony Licastro||United States||645,000||54|
|Brasilia||704||9||Steven Olson||United States||320,000||27|
|Brasilia||705||1||Dave James||United States||408,000||34|
|Brasilia||705||2||David Plastik||United States||259,000||22|
|Brasilia||705||3||Danny Maddalena||United States||289,000||24|
|Brasilia||705||4||Gregory Fair||United States||802,000||67|
|Brasilia||705||5||Harvey Lewis||United States||284,000||24|
|Brasilia||705||6||Mark Bramley||United States||296,000||25|
|Brasilia||705||7||Mansour Alipourfard||United States||443,000||37|
|Brasilia||705||8||Anthony Elmo||United States||603,000||50|
|Brasilia||705||9||Dipak Bhakta||United States||189,000||16|
|Brasilia||706||1||Scott Ruegsegger||United States||159,000||13|
|Brasilia||706||2||Timothy Gray||United States||188,000||16|
|Brasilia||706||5||Frank Maggio||United States||683,000||57|
|Brasilia||706||6||Titan Nguyen||United States||171,000||14|
|Brasilia||706||7||Gregory Dodson||United States||28,000||2|
|Brasilia||706||8||Paul Spitzberg||United States||859,000||72|
|Brasilia||706||9||David Petrus||United States||494,000||41|
|Brasilia||707||1||Dan Heimiller||United States||1,021,000||85|
|Brasilia||707||2||Tommy Vinas||United States||365,000||30|
|Brasilia||707||3||Jeff Frerichs||United States||339,000||28|
|Brasilia||707||5||Stephen Jarrett||United States||400,000||33|
|Brasilia||707||6||Lawrence Whyte||United States||281,000||23|
|Brasilia||707||7||Preston Hartmann||United States||367,000||31|
|Brasilia||707||8||Judd Levy||United States||410,000||34|
|Brasilia||707||9||Randall Chamberlain||United States||194,000||16|
Michael Lewellyn raised to 50,000 under the gun, and Dieter Dechant called in the next position.
The flop came , and Lewellyn moved all in. Dechant called instantly and tabled for a set. However, his glee turned to horror when Lewellyn turned over .
The turn was the , but the river was the , eliciting a roar from the table at the late drama. Dechant made quads.
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 flop. The original raiser continued for 55,000. Symonds called.
The turn was the , and the player first to act continued for 100,000. Once again, Symonds called.
The came on the river and was checked to Symonds, who moved all in. His opponent folded.
Robert Bogo, in the cutoff, went all in for about 139,000 and Jay Canowitz called on the button.
The board ran out to give Bogo a straight on the river, and he doubled up.
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.
Johnnie Craig limped from middle position. The small blind called, and Gregory Fair checked in the big blind.
The flop came . 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.
The turn was the , giving Craig top set, but the river was the , giving Fair a flush and eliminating the defending champion in 77th place for $6,461.
The player in the hijack went all in, and Mark Lillge, in the big blind, called.
The board ran out , and Lillge took the pot.