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2016 47th Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, June 17, 2016 to Sunday, June 19, 2016

Event #27: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $4,049,100
  • Entries: 4,499
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, June 20, 2016 12:20 PM Local Time

Wesley Chong raises to 425,000, and Roger Sippl makes it 1,160,000 in the small blind.  Joseph Somerville folds his big blind, and Chong asks the dealer to pull in the original bet and tell him how much more he will have to call.  Upon hearing it will be an additional 735,000, Chong calls. 

The flop comes    . Sippl bets 1,400,000, and Chong snap-calls. 

The turn is the  , and Sippl moves all in for 1,990,000. Chong tanks for nearly two minutes before pushing his cards forward, giving Sippl the pot.

Roger Sippl - 7,300,000 (60 bb)
Wesley Chong - 2,870,000 (23 bb)

Monday, June 20, 2016 12:16 PM Local Time
Level: 31
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 20,000
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:15 PM Local Time

Johnnie Craig raises to 650,000 in the small blind, and Roger Sippl calls in the big blind.

The flop comes    . Craig bets 650,000, and Sippl calls. 

The turn is the  , and Craig shoves all in.  Sipple opts to fold. 

Johnnie Craig - 3,975,000 (39 bb)
Roger Sippl - 4,640,000 (46 bb)

Monday, June 20, 2016 12:11 PM Local Time
Joseph Somerville raises to 490,000 in the cutoff, and picks up the blinds and antes.
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:11 PM Local Time

Wesley Chong gets a walk in the big blind. 

Wesley Chong - 5,440,00 (54 bb)

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Monday, June 20, 2016 12:10 PM Local Time

As the dealer is about ready to deal out this hand, Joseph Somerville says, "Might as well ladder up," in reference to the previous elimination of Paul Runge.  The cards are dealt, and Welsey Chong raises to 275,000 from under the gun.  All players fold, awarding him the blinds and antes. 

Wesley Chong - 5,340,000 (53 bb)

Monday, June 20, 2016 12:04 PM Local Time


Paul Runge - 6th place

Jamshid Lotfi raises to 400,000 from under the gun, Roger Sippl calls from the button, Joseph Somerville calls from the small blind, and Paul Runge reraises all in for 1,060,000. Lotfi calls, Sippl calls, and Somerville folds.

The flop is     and both Lotfi and Sippl check.

The turn is the   and Lotfi shoves for roughly 1,200,000. Sippl folds.

Lotfi:   
Runge:   

Runge need to catch a seven on the river, but Joseph Somerville informs him that he folded pocket sevens.

The river is the  , no help to Runge, ending his run in sixth place.

Jamshid Lotfi - 4,750,000 (47 bb)
Paul Runge - Eliminated in sixth place ($103,366)

Monday, June 20, 2016 11:56 AM Local Time


Roger Sippl

Wesley Chong raises to 275,000 from the cutoff, Roger Sippl calls from the small blind, and Joseph Somerville calls from the big blind.

The flop is     and action checks to Chong, who continues for 650,000. Sippl calls and Somerville folds.

The turn is the   and Sippl leads out for 1,200,000. Chong calls.

The river is the   and both players check.

Sippl tables    for jacks and tens, Chong mucks, and Sippl collects the pot.

Roger Sippl - 7,040,000 (70 bb)
Wesley Chong - 5,150,000 (51 bb)

Monday, June 20, 2016 11:49 AM Local Time

Joseph Somerville raises to 465,000 from under the gun. Action folds to Roger Sippl in the big blind, who reraises to 1,300,000. Somerville quickly calls. 

The flop comes    . Sippl checks, Somerville bets 1,000,000, and Sippl announces that he is all-in.  Somerville shrugs his shoulders, exhales, and says "I call."

Sippl turns over   , and Somerville shows   .  Upon seeing that they have the same hand, Sippl says to Somerville, "What are you doing playing that hand for Christ's sake?" as he pats Somerville on the shoulder.  Both players have a good laugh as the dealer lays the   turn, and   river, resulting in a chopped pot. 

"All that work and you guys won 25,000 each," Jamshid Lotfi jokes. 

Joseph Somerville - 4,935,000 (49 bb)
Roger Sippl - 4,475,000 (44 bb)

Monday, June 20, 2016 11:43 AM Local Time

Roger Sippl raises to 350,000 from under the gun. Joseph Somerville is next to act, and he raises to 975,000.  Sippl goes into the tank, and after two and a half minutes, Sippl opts to fold. 

Joseph Somerville - 4,880,000 (48 bb)
Roger Sippl - 4,420,000 (44 bb)

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Monday, June 20, 2016 11:41 AM Local Time

Joseph Somerville raises to 380,000 in middle position, and Wesley Chong calls in the big blind. 

The flop comes    . Chong checks, and Somerville bets 485,000. Chong counts out the chips to call, pauses, and then calls.

Chong checks again when the turn comes the  , and Somerville bets 935,000. Chong opts to fold. 

Joseph Somerville - 4,210,000 (42 bb)
Wesley Chong - 7,355,000 (73 bb)

Monday, June 20, 2016 11:29 AM Local Time
Roger Sippl raises to 350,000 from the cutoff and wins the blinds and antes.
Monday, June 20, 2016 11:29 AM Local Time
Wesley Chong raises to 350,000 from middle position and takes down the pot.
Monday, June 20, 2016 11:28 AM Local Time

Roger Sippl raises to 400,000 from the small blind and Joseph Somerville calls from the big blind.

The flop is     and Sippl checks. Somerville bets 615,000 and Sippl folds.

Joseph Somerville - 3,300,000 (33 bb)
Roger Sippl - 4,700,000 (47 bb)
Monday, June 20, 2016 11:27 AM Local Time
Wesley Chong raises to 300,000 from the button and gets no action.
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Monday, June 20, 2016 11:27 AM Local Time
Jamshid Lotfi raises to 400,000 from the button and takes down the blinds antes. He shows pocket aces.
Monday, June 20, 2016 11:26 AM Local Time

Roger Sippl raises to 350,000 from middle position, Jamshid Lotfi calls from the small blind, and Wesley Chong calls from the big blind.

The flop is    . Lotfi shoves for roughly 1,100,000 and both opponents fold.

Monday, June 20, 2016 11:25 AM Local Time
Johnnie Craig raises to 450,000 from middle position and gets no action.
Monday, June 20, 2016 11:21 AM Local Time


Jamshid Lotfi

Jamshid Lotfi shoves all in from under the gun for 760,000, and Paul Runge calls in the big blind. 

Lotfi:   
Runge:   

The flop comes    , giving Runge the lead with his pair of aces. 

"How about the six of clubs?" Lotfi says aloud.  The turn comes the  , and his eyes widen. 

"Three, four, or eight,"  Lotfi calls for, and when the   hits the river, he raises his hands in the air in excitement, as he will now double up. 

Jamshid Lotfi - 1,630,000 (15 bb)
Paul Runge - 1,330,000 (13 bb)

Monday, June 20, 2016 11:14 AM Local Time
Johnnie Craig raises to 475,000 on the button, and picks up the blinds and antes. 
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