Day 1a completed
Day 1a completed
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
|1||James Kennedy||United States||452,000||181|
|2||Seongsu Kong||South Korea||365,000||146|
|3||Allyn Shulman||United States||361,500||145|
|4||Orlando Barrera||United States||358,500||143|
|6||Kevin Song||United States||350,000||140|
|8||Louis Russo||United States||339,000||136|
|9||Dennis Spretz||United States||333,000||133|
|10||Daniel Gerard||United States||310,000||124|
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.
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In the very last hands of this day, Allyn Shulman was seen all-in against two players.
The board came and Shulman claim a huge pot of 350,000 chips to finish that day.
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.
With 75,000 in the middle and a completed board of , 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 and Garver did a fist pump and revealed to take down a big pot.
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."
In a classic race, Herring was ahead and needed to dodge his opponent's overcards. The 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.
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 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.
Both players made a flush, but Aaron O'Roorke was already drawing dead. The turn and the river 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.