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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, June 15, 2012 to Monday, June 18, 2012

Event #29: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $3,715,200
  • Entries: 4,128
  • Remaining: 0
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06/18/12 01:10:15 PM PST
 
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman Wins Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship ($603,713)!
 

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman has done it, winning Event 29: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship for over $600,000 and her first-ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet. She bested a record-setting field of 4,128 players to claim the title and will forever be remember in the poker history books.

Coming into the extended Day 4, Shulman was dead last in chips. She battled hard, though, and found some timely double ups to keep her in the game. Even when she got down to heads-up play against Dennis Phillips, there was a point when Shulman was down about five-to-one in chips. She kept fighting and also got a little lucky with a runner-runner straight to get the momentum back on her side, but who said a little luck wasn't a part of poker?

Upon winning, Shulman congratulated everyone, especially Phillips. She mentioned she knew he was a better player than her, but in the end she made it work. For his runner-up finish, Phillips earned over $370,000.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerPrize
1Allyn Jaffrey Shulman$603,713
2Dennis Phillips$372,895
3Bob Phelps$270,727
4Hoyt Corkins$199,023
5William Stabler$147,605
6Stuart Spear$110,416
7William Thomson$83,332
8Martin Fitzmaurice$63,418
9Harold Lilie$48,669

Congratulations to the newest bracelet winner of 2012, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman, but that doesn't mean things end here. PokerNews has plenty more WSOP coverage going on, so stay tuned to our Live Reporting pages for all of the updates.

06/18/12 12:55:18 PM PST
 
Dennis Phillips Eliminated in 2nd Place ($372,895)
 

Dennis Phillips - 2nd Place

The two players were quickly all in. Dennis Phillips held the    and was dominated by the    for Allyn Jaffrey Shulman.

The flop came down     and Shulman took a big lead now with her pair of tens. The turn was the   and river  . The chips were so close that a final count of both stacks had to be done. At the official count, Shulman had the most chips and that officially ended things with Phillips in second place.

For his runner-up finish, Phillips earned $372,895 while the newest gold bracelet winner was crowned.

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman12,390,0007,590,000
Dennis Phillips0-7,590,000
06/18/12 12:37:40 PM PST
 
Shulman Doubles Back in Dramatic Fashion
 

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman survives an all in

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman moved all in and Dennis Phillips made the call. He held the    and Shulman the   .

The flop came down     and the queens stayed in front for Phillips. The turn was the  , which left Shulman needing a king or a seven on the river to stay alive.

The river nailed the   on the board and Shulman had spiked her straight to double up.

Dennis Phillips7,590,000-2,450,000
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman4,800,0002,450,000
06/18/12 12:30:10 PM PST
 
Big Double for Phillips
 

On the button, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman raised to 620,000. Dennis Phillips reraised all in from the big blind for 4.98 million and Shulman quickly called.

Shulman held the    and Phillips'   . The two stood together in the middle of the table to watch the action with an arm around each other. The flop, turn and river ran out       and Phillips doubled up.

They gave a hug and then went back to their seats, with Phillips now in a commanding chip position.

Dennis Phillips10,040,0005,040,000
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman2,350,000-5,040,000
06/18/12 12:25:43 PM PST
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman7,390,000-900,000
Dennis Phillips5,000,000900,000
06/18/12 12:25:07 PM PST
 
Chop It Up
 

Dennis Phillips and Allyn Jaffrey Shulman

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman raised to 620,000 on the button and Dennis Phillips called from the big blind to see the flop come down    . Phillips moved all in and Shulman quickly called.

Phillips:   
Shulman:   

The turn was the   and river the  , forcing the two players to chop up the pot.

06/18/12 12:22:11 PM PST
 
Shove #2
 

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman had the button to start this hand and raised to 620,000. Dennis Phillips shoved, returning the favor from the last hand, and Shulman folded.

06/18/12 12:21:31 PM PST
 
Shove #1
 

After Dennis Phillips raised to 525,000 from the button, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman reraised all in from the big blind and won the pot.

06/18/12 12:20:54 PM PST
 
Level 34 started
 
Level: 34 Blinds: 120000/240000 Ante: 40000
06/18/12 12:20:17 PM PST
 
Phillips Continues To Climb Back
 

From the button, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman called. Dennis Phillips raised to 550,000 and Shulman called. The flop came down     and Phillips bet 500,000. Shulman folded and Phillips won the pot.

06/18/12 12:17:37 PM PST
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman8,290,000-1,280,000
Dennis Phillips4,100,0001,280,000
06/18/12 12:17:10 PM PST
 
Another Raise, Call, Check It Down
 

Dennis Phillips raised to 450,000 on the button and Allyn Jaffrey Shulman called from the big blind. The flop came down    . Both players checked.

The turn and river were also checked by both players as the   and   came out.

Phillips showed the    to beat Shulman's    and win the pot.

06/18/12 12:13:38 PM PST
 
Check-Shove from Phillips
 

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman called from the button and Dennis Phillips checked in the big blind to see the flop come down    . Both players checked and the turn was the  . After Phillips checked, Shulman bet 400,000. Phillips check-raised all in and Shulman quickly folded.

06/18/12 12:09:29 PM PST
 
Raise, Call, Check It Down
 

From the button, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman raised to 450,000. Dennis Phillips called from the big blind and the flop came down    . Both players checked.

The turn was the   and both players checked again. They also checked the   on the river.

Shulman showed the    and Phillips the   . Phillips had the best kicker and he won the pot.

06/18/12 11:59:44 AM PST
 
First Blood To Phillips
 

From the button, Dennis Phillips raised to 450,000. Allyn Jaffrey Shulman called from the big blind and the flop came down    . Shulman checked and Phillips moved all in. Shulman folded and Phillips won the pot.

06/18/12 11:55:21 AM PST
 
Back in Action
 

The players are back in their seats and the heads-up action is underway.

06/18/12 11:48:03 AM PST
 
Short Break
 

The players are on a short break while the tournament staff sets up for heads-up play.

06/18/12 11:47:39 AM PST
 
Official Heads-Up Chip Counts
 
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman9,570,0004,170,000
Dennis Phillips2,820,000-380,000
06/18/12 11:45:58 AM PST
 
Bob Phelps Eliminated in 3rd Place ($270,727)
 

Bob Phelps - 3rd Place

From the button, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman raised to one million. Phelps moved all in from the button for around 3.5 million and Dennis Phillips folded from the big blind. Shulman quickly called and turned over the   . She was up against the    for Phelps and he was the player at risk.

The flop came down     and Shulman stayed in front. The turn brought the   and the river the  . Phelps' hand was second best and Shulman won the pot to eliminate him in third place.

For his finish, Phelps earned $270,727.

Bob Phelps0-3,700,000
06/18/12 11:41:41 AM PST
 
Shulman Increasing
 

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman limped in from the small blind and Bob Phelps checked from the big blind to see the     flop. After the flop, Shulman bet 375,000 and Phelps folded.

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