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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 19, 2016 to Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Event #31: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,328,400
  • Entries: 1,476
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06/22/16 02:50:31 PM PST
 
James Moore Wins the Super Seniors Event
 

 

James Moore is the newest member of poker’s gold bracelet club.

The medical physician and radiologist from New Hope, Pennsylvania won the $1,000 buy-in Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship, which was played over three days and nights and just concluded at the Rio in Las Vegas.  Moore lives about five miles from Washington Crossing, which is where George Washington famously crossed the Delaware River during the American Revolution.

Mr. Moore fought a tough battle of his own and crossed a threshold of a different sort.  He collected $230,626 in prize money, making this the biggest win of his career.  This marked Mr. Moore’s second time to cash at the series, after finishing in 149th place in the Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship two years ago.

"This is an unbelievable thrill for me,” Mr. Moore said afterward, visibly and emotionally moved by his feat.  “I had absolutely no expectations.  It's every poker player’s dream – and mine just came true.”

This relatively new tournament attraction, now in its second year, came as an offshoot of the Seniors World Championship -- open to players 50 years and older.  The caveat of the “Super Seniors” is that players must be 65 and up.  The age bracket restrictions didn’t dissuade another large field from showing up as 1,476 silver seniors flooded into the 2016 World Series of Poker with great enthusiasm.

“I was feeling really good about this tournament and my chances entering Day Three,” Mr. Moore said when asked about his journey to victory.  “I had lost a lot of my stack on Day Two.  But today I felt good.  Things seemed to work better for me.  It wasn’t a cake walk.  But things worked out.”

Mr. Moore won his well-deserved victory by coming out on top at a final table which included players with plenty of playing experience.  The final nine also included one former gold bracelet winner who was aiming for what would have been his second WSOP win – Fred Berger, from New Orleans, who ended up finishing in sixth place.

The ultimate moment of triumph came after a see-saw heads-up battle.  Mr. Moore temporarily lost the chip lead and was down by a 3 to 1 margin, before storming back into the chip lead in the last 20 minutes of action.  With blinds high enough to put either player all in at just about any instant, he scooped the final pot of the tournament against Charles Barker who finished as the runner up.  Mr. Barker, a 74-year-old business owner from Dallas, received $142,461 as his payout and a hearty handshake from the new champion.

This big turnout created a prize pool totaling $1,328,400.  The top 222 finishers collected prize money.

“There’s no question this is a terrific experience for those who play in it,” Mr. Moore said about the special significance of an event open to elder players.  “The men and women are just so kind.  It’s not just a poker experience.  It’s a social experience beyond compare.”

Aside from the winner, here’s a brief report of the other top finishers who made the final table:

Second Place:  Charles Barker, from Richardson, TX finished as the runner up.  He is a 75-year-old business owner, who happens to be from the same hometown as poker legend T.J. Cloutier.  This was Barker’s ninth time to cash at the series.  He pocketed $142,461.

Third Place:  Steven Krupnick, from Miami Beach, FL is a sailor.  He braved a few waves in this tournament and landed on the beach with a $102,052 payout.

Fourth Place:  Charles Rinn, from Langruth, MB (Canada) cashed for the first time ever in a WSOP event with this fourth-place finish, which was worth $73,943.

Fifth Place:  Eugene Spinner, from Crested Butte, CO can now brag he’s a perfect 2 of 2 in cashes in the Super Seniors.  He took 114th place last year and followed that up with a fifth-place showing here, which paid $54,197.

Sixth Place:  Fred Berger was the WSOP veteran of the bunch, having won both a WSOP gold bracelet and a WSOP Circuit gold ring in his past glory.  The New Orleans businessman who goes back more than four decades in the game raked in $40,191 for this deep run, which pushes him close to $700,000 in career WSOP earnings.

Seventh Place:  Arthur Loring, from Palm Beach, FL now has four cashes in WSOP events, including this first final table appearance.  He also finished in-the-money in the 2004 WSOP.  Loring was paid out $30,159.

Eighth Place:  James Parrot, from Huntington Beach, CA ruffled his feathers and colored up for a $22,902 payout.  This was his first time ever to cash at the WSOP.

Ninth Place:  Vern Soeldner, from Eau Claire, WI cashed for the first time in a WSOP event.  His debut showing paid $17,604.

This was the 31st official event on this year’s schedule.  This leaves 38 gold bracelet events still to go at the 2016 World Series of Poker.

06/21/16 05:14:51 PM PST
 
Hand #127: James Moore Wins Event #31: $1,000 Super Seniors No Limit Hold'em ($230,626)
 

Charles Barker raises to 100,000 and James Moore calls.

The flop is     and both players check. The turn is the   and Moore checks. Barker bets 300,000 and Moore raises to 700,000. Barker then goes all in and Moore calls.

Moore has the better flush with the    and just beats Barker who holds   .  The river   plays in both flushes but can't change the outcome.

Moore wins the tournament and his first WSOP gold bracelet. The two players shake hands and both compliment each other on a well player tournament.

"You're a really good player," says Moore, "I got really lucky."

"You're a damn good player yourself," Barker responds.

Moore takes home $230,626 and the gold bracelet, and he becomes the 2016 Super Seniors Champion.

Charles Barker - Eliminated in 2nd place ($142,461)

06/21/16 05:07:42 PM PST
 
Hand #126: James Moore Rivers Two Pair
 


James Moore

James Moore raises to 140,000 and Charles Barker calls.

The flop comes     and Barker checks. Moore bets 200,000 and Barker calls.

The turn is the   and both players check. The river is the   and Barker bets 400,000. Moore calls.

Moore shows    for two pair and wins the pot.

James Moore - 5,200,000 (130 bb)
Charles Barker - 2,700,000 (67 bb)

06/21/16 05:01:31 PM PST
 
Hand #125: James Moore
 
Charles Barker limps and and James Moore raises to 400,000. Barker folds.
06/21/16 05:01:30 PM PST
 
Hand #124: James Moore
 

James Moore limps the small blind and Charles Barker checks his option.

The flop comes     and Barker checks. Moore bets 200,000 and Barker calls.

The turn is the   and Barker checks. Moore bets 400,000 and Barker folds.

James Moore - 4,500,000 (112 bb)
Charles Barker - 3,400,000 (85 bb)

06/21/16 05:01:00 PM PST
 
Hand #123: James Moore
 

Charles Barker raises to 140,000 and James Moore calls.

The flop is     and both players check. The turn is the   and Moore bets 200,000. Barker folds.

06/21/16 05:00:30 PM PST
 
Hand #122: Charles Barker
 

James Moore raises to 140,000 from the button and Charles Barker calls 

The flop comes     and Barker checks. Moore bets 150,000 and Barker calls. 

The turn brings the   and both players check. They check the   river as well. Moore shows his    for ace high. and Barker then rolls over his    for a pair of fours and the winning hand. 

06/21/16 04:58:34 PM PST
 
Hand #121: James Moore
 

Charles Barker raises to 120,000 from the button and is called by James Moore.

The flop comes     and both players check. 

The turn brings the [jc[ and Moore bets 200,000. Barker folds. 

06/21/16 04:57:28 PM PST
 
Hand #120: James Moore
 
James Moore raises to 140,000 from the button, which forces a fold from Charles Barker in the big blind. 
06/21/16 04:56:34 PM PST
 
Hand #119: Charles Barker
 
Charles Barker raises to 120,000 from the button and James Moore folds. 
06/21/16 04:55:57 PM PST
 
Hand #118: James Moore
 

James Moore calls from the button and Charles Barker checks. 

The flop comes     and Barker checks. Moore throws in 100,000 and Barker folds. 

06/21/16 04:54:56 PM PST
 
Hand #117: Charles Barker
 

Charles Barker raises to 120,000 from the button and James Moore calls.

The flop comes     and both players check. 

The turn brings the   and Moore leads out for 150,000. Barker then instantly raises to 400,000. Moore pauses for a moment before releasing his hand. 

 

06/21/16 04:53:23 PM PST
 
Hand #116: James Moore
 
James Moore raises to 440,000 from the button and takes the pot. 
06/21/16 04:52:54 PM PST
 
Hand #115: James Moore
 

The action starts with Charles Barker raising to 120,000 from the button. Moore calls. 

The flop comes     and both players check. 

The turn brings the   and Moore bets 100,000. Barker calls. 

The   completes the board and Moore pushes out 550,000. Barker snap-calls 

Moore then tables his    for trip nines and the winning hand.

06/21/16 04:50:54 PM PST
 
Hand #114: James Moore
 

James Moore calls from the button and Charles Barker checks. 

The flop comes     and Barker checks. Moore tosses out 100,000 and Barker calls. 

The turn brings the   and both players check. The  [ completes the board and both players check again. 

Moore tables    and takes down the pot after Barker folds. 

06/21/16 04:49:29 PM PST
 
Hand #113: James Moore
 

Charles Barker calls from the button and James Moore checks. 

The flop comes     and both players check. 

The turn brings the   and Moore splashes out 100,000. Barker folds. 

06/21/16 04:48:26 PM PST
 
Hand #112: James Moore
 

James Moore calls from the button before Charles Barker raises to 140,000 from the big blind. Moore calls. 

The flop comes     and Barker bets out 200,000. Moore calls. 

The turn brings the   and Barker checks. Moore bets 450,000 and Barker folds. 

06/21/16 04:47:00 PM PST
 
Hand #111: Charles Barker
 

Charles Barker calls from the button and James Moore checks his option. 

The flop comes     and Moore checks. Barker bets 150,000 and Moore folds. 

06/21/16 04:46:15 PM PST
 
Hand #110: James Moore
 

James Moore calls from the button and Charles Barker checks. 

The flop comes     and Barker checks. Moore bets 200,000 and is called. 

The turn brings the   and Barker checks once again. Moore quickly fires out 300,000 and Barker folds. 

06/21/16 04:43:36 PM PST
 
Hand #109: Charles Barker
 
Charles Barker opens to 115,000 and James Moore folds.
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