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2017 48th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, June 18, 2017 to Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Event #35: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,548,000
  • Entries: 1,720
  • Remaining: 0
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EVENT UPDATES

06/20/17 10:11:23 PM PST
 
James Moore Captures His Second Super Seniors Title in Back-to-Back Years!
 

James Moore

After three long hours and 133 hands of heads-up play, James Moore has accomplished the amazing feat of winning the Super Seniors event in back-to-back years! Today's win earned him $259,230 and a second gold WSOP bracelet after defeating Kerry Goldberg, a worthy opponent in his own right. In 2016, Moore pocketed $230,626, earning himself almost half a million dollars in this event across two series.

This event attracted a total of 1,720 entries for a total prize pool worth $1,548,000 paying out 258 spots. The numbers in this event are up from 1,476 entries and a prize pool of $1,328,400 last year, proving that this event is most definitely a successful one.

In the final hand, the final two players saw a queen-high flop and got it all in, with Goldberg being the player at risk. He held second pair, but Moore had top pair and they had the same kickers. The turn gave both players two pair and Moore held on to capture a second title in back-to-back years! Goldberg may have fallen short of the title, but he took home $160,120 for his impressive run in this event.

Moore is currently a full-time Radiologist just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania even though he is able to work from home. After winning the Super Seniors Event last year, Moore said he felt like he got lucky so he wanted to go out and improve his game. He has played frequently in the Philly area and also attended a WPT event in Atlantic City. When asked what he has done to improve his game, Moore replied with "I am really focused on making the best decisions at any given time. I have become a little bit more sticky on flops, instead of just folding to a bet all the time."

Last year was the first year Moore was eligible to compete in the Super Seniors Event and now he has gone two-for-two. "I am shell-shocked at this point," Moore said about his most recent victory. Moore came into heads-up play with a big chip deficit and slowly worked his way into the lead. "Once we got to even in chips, that's when I began to feel more confident."

Moore will be returning next year to once again defend his title in the Super Seniors Event and will take his shot at the Seniors Event again as well. "I'm not sure if I will play any other events other than those two - we'll have to see next year," Moore said with a shrug of the shoulders. Going forward, Moore still wants to continue playing poker and continue getting better. "I want to be described as someone with a deep understanding of the fundamentals of the game."

Final Table Results

PlacePlayer NameCountryPrize (USD)
1James MooreUnited States$259,230
2Kerry GoldbergUnited States$160,120
3John IslerUnited States$115,357
4Veronica DalyUnited States$84,005
5Ken AldridgeUnited States$61,842
6Darrell TicehurstUnited States$46,029
7David SmithUnited States$34,641
8Daniel FavreauUnited States$26,365
9Terry StuhldreherUnited States$20,296

This event attracted some big names, and some of the players who went deep today but were unable to make the elusive final table included Armand 'Oyster King' King (29th place $6,535), James Woods (34th place - $6,535), June Jenkins (101st place - $2,025), Michael Shahade (118th place - $2,025), Tom McCormick (134th place - $1,856), TJ Cloutier (174th place - $1,723), and Susie Isaacs (211th place - $1,550).

While many players hope to run good and cash in as many events as possible, many accomplished players battled it out but failed to make the money, including Perry Green, Lyle Berman, David Sklansky, Billy Baxter, John Cernuto, and Ron Giles.

Final Table Action

The official final table of nine lasted seven and a half hours and a total of 288 hands. It began after the elimination of Stanley Siegel in 10th place ($15,804) where he lost a flip with pocket fives against the ace-king of Goldberg. His elimination set the stage for what was an eventful final table.

Action began with the first seven pots getting taken down preflop, and then Terry Stahldreher was the first to go in ninth place ($20,296) in the eight hand. He ripped his stack in the middle with ten-five off suit and was unfortunate enough to run into Moore's pocket aces. He couldn't catch a break and made his way to the rail.

Daniel Favreau was next to go. David Smith moved all in on the button with king-three off suit and Favreau called for slightly more in the big blind with two sevens. Smith managed to back into a straight and Favreau was left with less than one big blind, only to bust in the next hand with eight-three off suit. He pocketed $26,365 for his deep run today. Just two hands later, Smith picked up ace-jack of spades and moved in again, this time running into Moore's ace-king and was unable to get there. He settled for seventh place and a payout worth $34,641,

Almost 20 hands later, Darrell Ticehurst lost his stack to John Isler in back-to-back hands. He first doubled him up after getting his kings cracked by ace-nine suited, and in the next hand moved all in with a flush draw but couldn't get there against Isler's top pair. He battled to the top of the counts at one point, but had to be happy with $46,029 for his sixth place finish.

Just ten short minutes later, Ken 'Teach' Aldridge saw his hopes of winning a second WSOP bracelet get dashed after running pocket kings into the aces of Moore. He left the final table with a massive smile on his face, just what he is known for, and shook every player's hand on his way out. He even thanked all of the staff on the floor individually. Aldridge missed two flights in the last two days due to the fact that he kept finding a bag in this event, so it's safe to say he is just fine with his payout of $61,842 for fifth place.

Almost an hour and a half of play went by, and by the dinner break, Moore had put together a nice lead with 3,800,000 in chips, while his opponents all had under two million. In just the fourth hand of play after dinner, Veronica Daly flopped top set and decided to slow play it. Unfortunately for her, Moore back into a straight and she called off her stack on the river after Moore shoved. She earned herself the title of Last Woman Standing in this event, and pocketed $84,005 for fourth place.

An hour and ten minutes, and about 50 hands, went by before the next elimination, and it was Isler who would find himself flipping with ace-queen against Moore's pocket threes. Moore flopped a set and after getting a count, Isler had just less than Moore and was eliminated in third place for a nice payday worth $115,357.

Heads-up play lasted three hours and Moore was the one who eventually claimed his second bracelet in back-to-back wins. It was a special way to end a fun-filled tournament, and there is certainly no reason why this event won't continue to be successful.

Thank you for following along with the PokerNews live reporting team. Keep sticking with us as we bring you all of the action throughout the rest of the series.

06/20/17 09:50:09 PM PST
 
Kerry Goldberg Eliminated in 2nd Place ($160,120)
 

Kerry Goldberg

Hand #288: James Moore raised to 300,000, and Kerry Goldberg called. The flop came    , and Goldberg shoved all in for his remaining 1,260,000. Moore called, and the cards were tabled.

James Moore:   
Kerry Goldberg:   

Goldberg was in a dominated position and needed help to stay alive in the tournament. The turn was the  , and the river brought the  . Goldberg made two pair, but Moore had a better two pair. Goldberg was eliminated in second place, and the marathon heads-up match came to an end with Moore as the Champion.

James Moore8,600,0002,200,000
Kerry Goldberg0-2,200,000
06/20/17 09:27:28 PM PST
 
Hands #286-287: Moore Extends His Lead
 

Hand #286: James Moore called on the button, and Kerry Goldberg checked. The flop came    , and Moore bet 200,000. Goldberg called, and the   came on the turn. Both players checked, and the   came on the river. Both checked again, and Moore tabled   . Goldberg showed    to chop the pot.

Hand #287: Goldberg limped the button, and Moore checked. The flop came    , and Moore led out for 200,000. Goldberg called, and the turn was the  . Moore bet 500,000, and Goldberg called. The river was the  , and both players checked. Moore tabled    for the winning hand.

06/20/17 09:22:44 PM PST
 
Hands #281-285: Moore Keeps Grinding Goldberg Down
 

Hand 281: Kerry Goldberg raised to 400,000, and James Moore mucked.

Hand 282: Moore called, and Goldberg checked his option. The flop came    , and Goldberg check-folded to a bet of 200,000 from Moore.

Hand #283: Goldberg called, and Moore checked his option. The flop came    , and Moore checked. Goldberg bet 250,000, and Moore folded.

Hand #284: Moore raised to 500,000, and Goldberg called. The flop came    , and Goldberg led out for 500,000. Moore jammed all in, and Goldberg quickly mucked.

Hand #285: Goldberg raised to 400,000 on the button, and Moore called. The flop came    . Both players checked to the   on the turn, and Moore check-folded to a bet of 450,000 from Goldberg.

James Moore6,400,0001,400,000
Kerry Goldberg2,200,000-1,400,000
06/20/17 09:16:53 PM PST
 
Hands #275-280: There Was a River!
 

Hand #275: Kerry Goldberg raised to 400,000, and James Moore called. The flop came    , and Goldberg bet 450,000 to win the hand.

Hand #276: Moore limped the button, and Goldberg checked. The flop was    , and Moore won the hand with a bet of 300,000.

Hand #277: Moore got a walk.

Hand #278: Moore called on the button, and Goldberg checked. Both players checked to the river with the board reading      , and Moore bet 250,000. Goldberg called with    and had the best hand.

Hand #279: Goldberg raised to 400,000, and Moore folded.

Hand #280: Moore raised to 400,000, and Goldberg called. The flop was    , and both players checked to the   turn. Moore bet 600,000, and Goldberg folded.

06/20/17 09:11:39 PM PST
 
Hands #270-274: Goldberg Bluffs Three Streets
 

Hand #270: James Moore called, and Kerry Goldberg checked his option. The flop came    , Goldberg led out for 250,000, and Moore called. The turn was the  , and Goldberg led out for 450,000 this time. Moore called again. The river was the  , and Goldberg fired a third barrel worth 1,000,000. Moore called. Goldberg mucked, and Moore raked in the massive pot without having to show.

Hand #271: Goldberg called, and Moore checked. The flop came    , Moore bet 300,000, and Goldberg folded.

Hand #272: Moore called, and Goldberg checked. The flop came    , Goldberg bet 250,000, and Moore called. The turn was the  , and Goldberg check-called a bet of 400,000 from Moore. The river was the  , and Goldberg moved all in. Moore folded.

Hand #273: Goldberg raised to 400,000, and Moore three-bet to 1,900,000. Goldberg folded.

Hand #274: Moore called, Goldberg raised to 400,000, and Moore folded.

James Moore5,000,0001,700,000
Kerry Goldberg3,600,000-1,700,000
06/20/17 09:02:33 PM PST
 
Hands #265-269: Stop at the Flop!
 

Hand #265: Kerry Goldberg raised to 400,000, and James Moore pushed all in, getting Goldberg to fold.

Hand #266: Moore called on the button, and Goldberg raised to 400,000. Moore called, and they saw the flop of    . Goldberg checked, and Moore moved all in, getting Goldberg to fold again.

Hand #267: Goldberg limped on the button, and Moore checked. The flop was    , and Moore check-folded to a bet of 250,000 from Goldberg.

Hand #268: Moore called on the button, and Goldberg checked. The flop came    , and Moore made a bet of 500,000 to win the hand.

Hand #269: Goldberg limped his button, and Moore checked. The flop was    , and Moore bet 200,000 to take down the pot.

06/20/17 08:54:22 PM PST
 
Hands #260-264: Goldberg Takes Back the Lead
 

Hand #260: James Moore got a walk.

Hand #261: Kerry Goldberg got a walk.

Hand #262: Moore raised to 400,000, and Goldberg called. The flop came    , and both players checked. The turn was the  . Goldberg led out for 650,000, and Moore mucked.

Hand #263: Goldberg raised to 400,000 on the button and took it down.

Hand #264: Moore called, and Goldberg checked his option. The flop came    . Goldberg checked and folded the second Moore reached into his stack.

Kerry Goldberg5,300,000-450,000
James Moore3,300,000475,000
06/20/17 08:50:49 PM PST
 
Hands #255-259: Three-Bets are Coming
 

Hand #255: James Moore limped the button, and Kerry Goldberg checked. The flop came    , and Moore bet 300,000 to win the hand.

Hand #256: Goldberg raised to 400,000, and Moore three-bet to 1,400,000. Goldberg folded.

Hand #257: Moore called on the button, and Goldberg checked. The flop was    , and Moore took down the pot with a bet of 200,000.

Hand #258: Goldberg limped on the button, and Moore checked. Both players checked the     flop, and the   came on the turn. Moore bet 200,000, and Goldberg raised to 550,000. Moore tossed his cards away.

Hand #259: Moore raised to 400,000, and Goldberg three-bet to 1,000,000, forcing Moore to fold.

06/20/17 08:43:09 PM PST
 
Hands #249-254: Big Raises
 

Hand #249: James Moore called, and Kerry Goldberg raised to 400,000. Moore folded.

Hand #250: Goldberg called, Moore raised to 400,000, and Goldberg folded.

Hand #251: Moore called, and Goldberg checked his option. The flop came    , and Goldberg check-folded to a bet of 200,000 from Moore.

Hand #252: Goldberg raised to 400,000, and Moore folded.

Hand #253: Moore raised to 400,000, Goldberg three-bet to 900,000, and Moore took a sip of his water before deciding to fold.

Hand #254: Goldberg raised to 400,000, and Moore called. The flop came    , and both plaeyers checked. The turn was the  , and Moore check-folded to a bet of 350,000 from Goldberg.

06/20/17 08:37:13 PM PST
 
Level 30 started
 
Level: 30 Blinds: 50000/100000 Ante: 15000
06/20/17 08:36:46 PM PST
 
Hands #244-248: Moore Takes Chip Lead
 

Hand #244: Kerry Goldberg raised to 340,000, and James Moore folded.

Hand #245: Moore raised to 340,000, and Goldberg called. The flop was    , and Moore bet 400,000. Goldberg called, and the turn was the  . Goldberg check-folded to an all-in bet from Moore.

Hand #246: Goldberg limped the button, and Moore checked. The flop came    , and both players checked to the   on the turn. Moore bet 300,000, and Goldberg folded.

Hand #247: Moore called from the button, and Goldberg checked. Both players checked the     flop, and the   came on the turn. Moore took the pot with a bet of 300,000.

Hand #248: Goldberg raised to 300,000, and Moore called. The flop came    , and Moore bet 325,000 to win the hand.

06/20/17 08:32:29 PM PST
 
Hands #239-243: Both Players Upping the Aggression
 

Hand #239: James Moore called, and Kerry Goldberg checked his option. The flop came    . Goldberg led out for 200,000, and Moore called. The turn was the  , and Goldberg check-called a bet of 400,000. The river was the  , and both players checked. Moore tabled    for a pair of jacks, and Goldberg shook his head and mucked.

Hand #240: Goldberg raised to 300,000, and Moore called. The flop came    , and both players checked to the   on the turn. Moore check-folded to a bet of 500,000 from Goldberg.

Hand #241: Moore raised to 380,000, and Goldberg called. The flop came    , Goldberg checked, Moore moved all in, and Goldberg folded.

Hand #242: Goldberg called, and Moore checked his option. The flop came    , and Moore check-folded to a bet of 250,000 from Goldberg.

Hand #243: Moore called, and Goldberg raised to 380,000. Moore folded.

06/20/17 08:22:45 PM PST
 
Hands #234-238: Moore Starts Shoving
 

Hand #234: Kerry Goldberg raised to 300,000, and James Moore called. The flop came    , and Moore checked to Goldberg, who bet 450,000. Moore pushed all in, and Goldberg folded.

Hand #235: Moore limped the button, and Goldberg checked. The flop was    , and both players checked to the   on the turn. Moore bet 250,000, and Goldberg called to see the   river. Both players checked, and Goldberg tabled    for the winning hand.

Hand #236: Moore got a walk.

Hand #237: Moore raised to 340,000, and Goldberg folded.

Hand #238: Goldberg raised to 380,000, and Moore shoved all in, getting Goldberg to fold.

06/20/17 08:22:10 PM PST
 
Hands #229-233: Goldberg Raises on the River
 

Hand #229: James Moore raised to 340,000 and Kerry Goldberg called. The flop came    , Moore moved all in and Goldberg folded.

Hand #230: Goldberg called and Moore checked his option. The flop came     and Moore check-called a bet of 250,000 from Goldberg. The turn was the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Moore bet 400,000 and Goldberg raised to 1,400,000. Moore folded.

Hand #231: Moore raised to 340,000 and raked in the pot.

Hand #232: Moore got a walk.

Hand #233: Moore called and Goldberg checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked to the  . Goldberg checked, Moore bet 300,000 and Goldberg folded.

06/20/17 08:11:09 PM PST
 
Hands #224-228: Goldberg Gives and Takes Back
 

Hand #224: Kerry Goldberg raised to 380,000, and James Moore called. The flop came    , and Moore checked to Goldberg, who bet 450,000. Moore raised all in, and Goldberg mucked his hand.

Hand #225: Moore raised to 340,000, and Goldberg called. The flop came    , and Moore bet 400,000, which Goldberg called. The turn was the  , and both players checked to the   on the river. Goldberg bet 1,000,000, and Moore quickly called. Goldberg tabled    for a full house and won the pot.

Hand #226: Goldberg raised to 290,000, and Moore folded.

Hand #227: Moore limped the button, and Goldberg checked. The flop came    , and Moore bet 200,000, getting Goldberg to fold.

Hand #228: Goldberg raised to 400,000, and Moore folded.

Kerry Goldberg5,750,00010,000
James Moore2,825,000-35,000
06/20/17 07:59:25 PM PST
 
Hands #219-223: Moore Shoves
 

Hand #219: James Moore raised to 340,000, and Kerry Goldberg folded.

Hand #220: Goldberg raised to 240,000, and Moore called. The flop came    . Moore checked, Goldberg bet 250,000, and Moore folded.

Hand #221: Moore called, and Goldberg checked his option. The flop came    , Goldberg checked, Moore bet 300,000, and Goldberg folded.

Hand #222: Goldberg called, Moore raised to 380,000, and Goldberg called. The flop came    , and Moore shoved all in. Goldberg tanked, said he had a flush draw, and ended up folding.

Hand #223: Moore called, and Goldberg checked his option. The flop came    , Goldberg checked, Moore bet 200,000, and Goldberg folded.

06/20/17 07:52:40 PM PST
 
Hands #214-218: Moore Gets Some Back
 

Hand #214: Kerry Goldberg raised to 300,000, and James Moore folded.

Hand #215: Moore called on the button, and Goldberg checked. The flop was    , and Goldberg led out for 200,000 to win the hand.

Hand #216: Goldberg limped the button, and Moore checked. The flop came    , and both players checked to the   turn. Moore check-called a bet of 300,000, and the   landed on the river. Moore led out for 500,000, and Goldberg folded.

Hand #217: Moore raised to 340,000, and Goldberg folded.

Hand #218: Moore got a walk.

06/20/17 07:48:09 PM PST
 
Hands #209-213: Moore is Clawing Back
 

Hand #209: James Moore raised to 265,000, and Kerry Goldberg called. The flop came    , Moore moved all in, and Goldberg folded.

Hand #210: Moore got a walk.

Hand #211: Moore called, and Goldberg checked his option. The flop came    , Goldberg bet 150,000, Moore raised to 550,000, and Goldberg folded.

Hand #212: Goldberg raised to 240,000, and Moore called. The flop came    , and both players checked. The turn was the  , and Moore bet 300,000. Goldberg snap-called. The river was the  , and both players checked. Moore tabled    for a pair of tens, and Goldberg shook his head before mucking.

Hand #213: Moore raised to 340,000, and Goldberg folded.

Kerry Goldberg5,740,000-760,000
James Moore2,860,000760,000
06/20/17 07:41:26 PM PST
 
Hands #204-208: Goldberg Keeps Chipping Away
 

Hand #204: Kerry Goldberg called on the button, and James Moore checked. The flop came    , and Goldberg bet 160,000, which Moore called. Both players checked the   turn and the   river. Goldberg showed    and won the pot.

Hand #205: Moore raised to 300,000, and Goldberg called. Both players checked the flop of    , and when the   came on the turn, Goldberg bet 400,000. Moore folded.

Hand #206: Goldberg raised to 250,000, and Moore folded.

Hand #207: Moore limped the button, and Goldberg checked. The flop came    , and Moore picked up the pot with a bet of 300,000.

Hand #208: Goldberg called on the button, and Moore shoved all in, forcing a fold from Goldberg.

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