Only 87 Super Seniors Advance to Day 3; Defending Champ Jean-Luc Adam Still in Contention
The intensity of Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em picked up here on Day 2 at the World Series Of Poker from its new home at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.
There were 727 players who returned and only 87 who made it through the day.
The remaining players will return for Day 3 on Thursday, June 30, for a 10:00 a.m. restart in Bally’s Gold section.
Bagging the chip lead is Robert Schuler with an impressive stack of 2,100,000. He is relatively unknown but that may all change by the end of this tournament.
Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Robert Schuler||United States||2,100,000||105|
|2||Massoud Eskandari||United States||1,860,000||83|
|3||Alfred Ahlm||United States||1,780,000||89|
|4||Carolyn Niekerk||United States||1,463,000||73|
|5||Leo Mitchell||United States||1,370,000||69|
|6||Barny Boatman||United Kingdom||1,165,000||58|
|7||Greg Henry||United States||1,125,000||56|
|8||Ronald Peterson||United States||1,125,000||56|
|10||Jarvis Postnikoff||United States||1,025,000||51|
Jean-Luc Adam (750,000) from France, the reigning champion, continues his defense and remains above chip average.
Carolyn Niekerk (1,463,000) who has been a dealer for the WSOP in years past, was among the chip leaders all day long and remains there heading into Day 3.
Eric Van Der Burg (975,000), from the Netherlands, donned a PokerNews hoodie and ran it up to nearly a million. James Woods (255,000) advanced, but he will have some work to do heading into tomorrow.
Angelita Grayer (560,000), the Day 1 chip leader, remains in the field, she bagged just around the chip average. A few others to bag include Massoud Eskandari (1,860,000), Barny Boatman (1,165,000), Elizabeth Bennett-Martin (1,050,000), Leo Mitchell (1,370,000) and Alfred Ahlm (1,780,000).
Day 3 will consist of ten more 60-minute levels, and there will be 15-minute breaks after every two levels. Play will end after Level 30. With a 60-minute dinner break around 7:00 p.m. local time.
The plan is to play down to the final five players before returning for Day 4, but that is subject to change.
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