2011 World Series of Poker

Event #30: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship
Zilele: 3
Event Info

2011 World Series of Poker

Rezultate finale
Mâna câştigătoare
Event Info
Fond de premiere
Informaţii Nivel
50,000 / 100,000

Event #30: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Ziua 3 început

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

2801Richard Harwood549,000
2802Craig Zotter91,000
2803Donald Belanger113,000
2804Jimmy Parker359,000
2805Leo Whitt320,000
2806Michael Millard543,000
2807Ralph Crow187,000
2808Andrew Bradshaw414,000
2809Brett Tannenbaum342,000
2861Craig Koch915,000
2862Debbie Millican294,000
2863Bruce Baker573,000
2864Michael Johnson240,000
2865Gregory Alston624,000
2866John Sozio238,000
2867Kenneth Russell429,000
2868Iry Taylor190,000
2869Walter Browne276,000
2921Charles Cohen275,000
2922James Jewell193,000
2923Bruce MacGregor281,000
2924Joseph Bolnick293,000
2925Louis Cheffy24,000
2926Gregory Meredith250,000
2927Robert Mitchell115,000
2928Stephen Krieg384,000
2929Jack Ward488,000
2981James Hess491,000
2982Stuart Krasney260,000
2983Peter Lipton341,000
2985James Jarvis442,000
2986Hans Pfister148,000
2987Albert Balayn183,000
2988Rodney Clarida139,000
2989Gary Mcdonald276,000

Time to Crown a New Champion?

Craig Koch - our current chip leader with 915,000 in chips.
Craig Koch - our current chip leader with 915,000 in chips.

Welcome back to Day 3 of Event #30: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship. So far we've managed to dwindle our record-setting Day 1 registrants down to just 37 after two long and hard-fought days of No-Limit Hold'em poker. Of these remaining 37, it is Craig Koch who leads the pack with a massive 915,000 in chips - just over three times the current average stack.

Joining Koch are fellow big stacks Gregory Alston (624,000), Bruce Baker (573,000) and Richard Harwood (549,000). We will also be keeping an eye on Jack Ward, who placed seventh in last years Seniors Championship and enters Day 3 with 488,000.

Play is scheduled to resume at 3:00 p.m. PDT, however, this is contingent on enough tables (from other events) breaking so there is sufficient space to fit our remaining seniors. Our objective is to crown a winner, however, as per the new rules of the WSOP, if 10 levels pass and a winner has not been named, we will return for a fourth day where the remaining players can duke it out until just one is left standing.

Peter Lipton Lights Up Hans Pfister

Hans Pfister got his last 135,000 into the middle before the flop and Peter Lipton made the call to put him at risk.


Pfister: {J-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Lipton: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

Lipton had Pfister in bad shape with his pair of queens, and despite Pfsiter pairing on the flop of {J-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, Lipton took the pot when the turn and river came {5-Hearts} and {K-Spades}. He now sits with a little over 600,000 while Pfister hits the rail in 35th place.

Taguri: Hans PfisterPeter Lipton

Baker Comes Back Over the Top

Iry Taylor raised from the button and found one caller in Bruce Baker from the big.

The flop came {8-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and Taylor c-bet for 50,000. Not having it, Baker raised to 125,000 and Taylor didn't take too much time folding.

Taylor is down to just 110,000 while Baker his chipped up to just under 600,000.

Taguri: Bruce BakerIry Taylor

Donald Belanger Finds His King to Double-Up

Donald Belanger raised all-in from under-the-gun, putting his last 111,000 into the pot. Richard "Dick" Harwood decided to make the call with his {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and put Belanger at risk. The Canadian turned over his {K-Spades}{2-Spades} and would need to spike a card to overcome Harwood's made hand.

Flop: {4-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}

Belanger had found one of the kings he needed and took the lead in the hand. The turn and river came {4-Clubs} and {9-Spades} respectively, giving Belanger the win with his better full house. He climbed to 252,000 with the win while Harwood fell to 380,000.

Jucător Fise Progres
Richard Harwood
Richard Harwood
380,000 -169,000
Donald Belanger
Donald Belanger
252,000 139,000

Taguri: Donald BelangerRichard Harwood

Zotter Doubles Through Bradshaw

Craig Zotter pushed all in from early position for his last 62,000. Action folded around to Andrew Bradshaw in the small, who called after some deliberation. The big blind folded.

Zotter: {10-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Bradshaw: {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}

A queen fell right in the window on the {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} flop, sending a "Oooh! Nice hand!" from Bradshaw. The {9-Diamonds} turn and {5-Clubs} river sealed the deal for Zotter, who doubled up and then some to 130,000.

Jucător Fise Progres
Andrew Bradshaw
Andrew Bradshaw
350,000 -64,000
Craig Zotter
Craig Zotter
130,000 39,000

Iry Taylor Turns Tens Into A Double-Up

John Sozio raised to 57,000 from under-the-gun and watched as Iry Taylor moved all-in for his last 102,000. Sozio held {A-Spades}{K-Hearts} and liked his hand enough to make the call. Taylor flipped up his {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and the players were in a classic coin flip situation.

Flop: {J-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}

Sozio saw high cards hit the flop but not the right ones, although he did pick up a gutshot draw to the Broadway straight. He could now win if Taylor made a set of tens.

Turn: {2-Diamonds}
River: {4-Clubs}

Sozio missed his outs and Taylor's pair of tens were good enough to earn the double. He built his stack to 240,000 with the win and Sozio dropped to just 130,000 after losing the race.

Jucător Fise Progres
Iry Taylor us
Iry Taylor
240,000 130,000
John Sozio
John Sozio
130,000 -108,000

Taguri: Iry TaylorJohn Sozio

Belanger Busts Zotter With Big Slick

Craig Zotter
Craig Zotter

Starting the day with one of the shortest stacks in the room, Craig Zotter made his stand on the button and shoved with {8-Clubs}{10-Spades}. His bet was for 125,000 and when Donald Belanger looked down to find {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} he instantly made the call.

The final board rolled out {Q-Spades}{A-Clubs}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and Zotter was zapped right out of the tournament. Belanger climbed to 350,000 with the bustout.

Jucător Fise Progres
Donald Belanger
Donald Belanger
350,000 98,000
Craig Zotter
Craig Zotter

Taguri: Criag ZotterDonald Belanger

Millican Kickered Out

Debbie Millican
Debbie Millican

Debbie Millican open-raised to 35,000 from early position and found one caller in Walter Browne from the small.

Browne checked the {2-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{A-Spades} flop, prompting an all-in over-bet for about 250,000. Browne snap-called.


Browne: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}
Millican: {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}

Millican would need a jack or two running straight cards to survive, but {5-Clubs} turn and {Q-Hearts} river was no help to Millican, who was sent to the rail.

Taguri: Debbie MillicanWalter Browne