Event #17: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Event #17: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Dia 2 Concluído

Detienne Leads Seniors Championship with 32 Left

• Nível 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Kevin Detienne leads
Kevin Detienne leads

Day 2 of Event #17: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship resumed today with 486 players returning from a record starting field of 4,425. At the end of the day, only 32 remained in contention for the massive $627,462 top prize.

Kevin Detienne ended the day as chip leader and was close to breaking the million-chip mark, finishing with a whopping 988,000. Michael Wilson will return Sunday in second place with 714,000, and Mitchell Lehman is third with 700,000.

Detienne spoke to PokerNews at the end of the day and told us that making an ace-high flush on the river early on had built his stack up. From there, he was always in contention, playing aggressive poker and avoiding any big coin flips with stacks that could hurt him.

"I don’t like coin flips," Detienne stated emphatically.

Dennis Phillips, the third-place finisher in the WSOP Main Event in 2008, rocked a short stack for most of the day but later on he clawed his way back into contention and ended the day in seventh place with 613,000.

The money bubble burst before the end of the first level of the day, and with 468 places paid it fell to Stanley Statkiewicz to be the unfortunate player to be the last to leave with nothing to show for his valiant efforts. After the bubble burst, the dam broke and a flood of players soon began pouring towards the payout desk holding their tickets for an initial min-cash of $1,752. "Payout!" was the constant background soundtrack as dealers called out the fallen players.

A few notables managed to hang on for a bit longer, but Sammy Farha and Barny Boatman couldn’t convert their chips into a big payday. Farha ran hot at the end of Day 1 and returned as one of the top-five stacks, but after doubling up a couple of opponents he was down to below average and eventually went out when he flopped top pair only to finish second best to his opponent’s bottom set. Boatman went out when he called a shove with the {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} and was up against the {k-Spades}{q-Spades}. The final board of {6-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} saw an end to his tournament.

After six levels of play, the field was reduced to 95 and the last four levels after the dinner break quickly saw the returning bunch reduced to 32 before bagging up chips for the night.

The players return Sunday at 11 a.m. when they will play down to a winner.

The PokerNews Live Reporting team will bring you all the eliminations and up-to-date chip counts as well as hand-for-hand coverage of the final table of nine as the seniors battle it out for a WSOP bracelet and a top prize of $627,462.

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

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Kevin Detienne US
Kevin Detienne
US 988,000
Michael Wilson US
Michael Wilson
US 714,000
Mitchell Lehman us
Mitchell Lehman
us 700,070 70
Milwood Motley US
Milwood Motley
US 687,000 601,000
Doc Barry US
Doc Barry
US 666,000
David Vida US
David Vida
US 629,000 -96,000
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
us 613,000 -37,000
Dennis Phillips us
Dennis Phillips
us 613,000
David Tran us
David Tran
us 576,000 514,600
Robert Cramer us
Robert Cramer
us 494,000 169,000
James Miller us
James Miller
us 468,000 -52,000
Stephen Wood US
Stephen Wood
US 457,000 457,000
Anthony Wise us
Anthony Wise
us 450,000 146,000
Richard Lysinger US
Richard Lysinger
US 439,000 -21,000
Arthur Hatcher US
Arthur Hatcher
US 437,000 398,700
Alan Gillespie US
Alan Gillespie
US 414,000 -16,000
Deborah Phillips us
Deborah Phillips
us 412,000 52,000
Carl Torelli US
Carl Torelli
US 408,000 168,000
Richard Munro us
Richard Munro
us 397,000 147,000
Donald Maas us
Donald Maas
us 310,000 270,900
Lenard Sepke CA
Lenard Sepke
CA 284,000 208,900
Michael Frederick us
Michael Frederick
us 261,000 -49,000
Robert Cutshall US
Robert Cutshall
US 250,000 231,000
Kurt Chenchick us
Kurt Chenchick
us 216,000 46,000
David Smith us
David Smith
us 215,000 193,000

Leia tudo

Play Finished For Today

• Nível 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

We're done for today with 32 players left.

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

No Further Bustout

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There were three all in situations but none of them caused an elimination. The most cruel double up happened in favor of Alan Gillespie, who won the flip with {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} versus {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}. All chips went in pre flop and Gillespie was at risk for his last 203,000, the {5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} provided a four card flush.

Dan Heimiller lost some 86,000 change after raising and calling an all in with {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs} versus {A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}, the {9-Diamonds} in the window set things straight with the first community card.

Alan Gillespie US
Alan Gillespie
US 430,000 280,000

Seven More Hands Please

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"Dealers, please finish the hand you are on and then deal seven more hands." Raised eyebrows from some of the players and Dennis Philipps raised his hand: "Sorry guys, that is all my fault." He drew the dreadful card.

One table over, Deborah Phillips bet 55,000 out of the big blind on a {9-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop and got raised by a further 90,000. Phillips elected to fold and wait for a better spot.

King Vida

• Nível 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Poker involves coolers and we just saw another.

Tim Roberts had his stack in the middle and was holding {q-}{q-}

David Vida had his stack committed too and had found {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}.

The cards ran out {4-Spades}{3-Spades}{k-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{6-Spades}.

The stacks were counted down and Vida had 359,000 against the 358,000 of Roberts.

One more for the exit.

David Vida US
David Vida
US 725,000 495,000
Timothy Roberts US
Timothy Roberts
US Eliminado

Positions 45-37

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All the below players ran out of chips in the last half an hour and will receive $12,704. This does include Peter Alson, who pretty much stayed around 20 big blinds almost the entire day and climbed a few payout steps with a lot of patience.

Ronald Bradway US
Ronald Bradway
US Eliminado
Paul Pavlides US
Paul Pavlides
US Eliminado
Peter Alson US
Peter Alson
US Eliminado
Michael Fisher GB
Michael Fisher
GB Eliminado
Greg Genge ca
Greg Genge
ca Eliminado
Sean Byrne IE
Sean Byrne
IE Eliminado
Theresa Hatcher us
Theresa Hatcher
us Eliminado
Tanya Gawarecki US
Tanya Gawarecki
US Eliminado
Ronald Lemco us
Ronald Lemco
us Eliminado