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2018 49th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, June 17, 2018 to Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Event #36: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,971,900
  • Entries: 2,191
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 18, 2018 11:09 PM Local Time
Jerry Weber Bags Day 2 Lead of Event #36: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em

Jerry Weber

A total of 347 players out of 2,219 entries arrived for an early 11 a.m. restart at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for Day 2 of Event #36: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em. With another ten levels of 60 minutes in the bag, the day has come to an end with Jerry Weber emerging as overnight chipleader.

Weber ended the day with a staggering 884,000 and leads the way of the remaining 43 runners. The other big stacks that will be looking to come out on top of Day 3 include Paul W Lee (573,000), John Borzio (523,000), Linda Iwaniak (521,000), James Brown (513,000) and John Erickson (502,000).

There was a bundle of bracelet winners that started the day but failed to make Day 3, that list includes Michael Moore (125th Place- $2,209), Konstantin Puchkov (180th Place- $1,972), Gary Benson (230th Place- $1,780), and Swedish poker icon and two-time bracelet winner Chris Bjorin (263rd Place- $1,625).

Players hit the money mark around the end of level 11, where Edward Brodsky moved his remaining chips in the middle and was called by David Blickenstaff. The board ran out in the favor of Blickenstaff, who would end up with a full house and popping the bubble. All remaining players were then guaranteed at least $1,500, with each final table player receiving at least a slice of $25,633 of the $1,971,900 prize pool, and the winner pulling in a prodigious $311,451.

Day 3 will restart at 11 a.m. local time in the Tan section of the Amazon room, with play resuming in level 21 with blinds at 5,000/10,000 and a running ante of 1,000. The levels will be 60-minutes in duration, and players will get a 15-minute break after every two levels. There will also be a 60-minute dinner break at the end of level six. The players will be here until the Super Seniors champion is crowned, who will be taking down a $311,451 first place prize, along with a prestigious World Series of Poker bracelet.

Steve Zolotow- Only Bracelet Holder Remaining on Day 3
Steve Zolotow- Only Bracelet Holder Remaining on Day 3

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Monday, June 18, 2018 11:04 PM Local Time
Day 3 Seating and Chip Counts
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4301Moncie DanielsUnited States321,00032
Amazon4302Alfred ShanfeldUnited States200,00020
Amazon4303Larry RossUnited States436,00044
Amazon4304Al HomsiUnited States109,00011
Amazon4305Mark HalfonUnited States82,0008
Amazon4306David BlickenstaffUnited States139,00014
Amazon4308Linda IwaniakUnited Kingdom521,00052
Amazon4309Lyle MundayUnited States304,00030
Amazon4311Bruce HugonUnited States401,00040
Amazon4312James BrownUnited States513,00051
Amazon4313Edward KlimekUnited States165,00017
Amazon4314Bradley VinerUnited Kingdom171,00017
Amazon4315Paul W LeeUnited States573,00057
Amazon4316Pressly MoffattUnited States117,00012
Amazon4317Sam GrizzleUnited States177,00018
Amazon4318Frederick ParsonsCanada137,00014
Amazon4319Farhintaj BonyadiUnited States337,00034
Amazon4381Douglas RieperUnited States170,00017
Amazon4382Joe ChinCanada71,0007
Amazon4383David HenleyUnited States143,00014
Amazon4385Robert BeachUnited States94,0009
Amazon4386Stephen AbrahamUnited States268,00027
Amazon4387Donald WilliamsUnited States100,00010
Amazon4388Marty DoustUnited States228,00023
Amazon4389Steve ZolotowUnited States294,00029
Amazon4391Charles ThompsonUnited States485,00049
Amazon4392Jean DidierFrance354,00035
Amazon4393David RosenbloomUnited States109,00011
Amazon4394Yury ParadUnited States33,5003
Amazon4395John EricksonUnited States502,00050
Amazon4396Thomas McteerUnited States82,0008
Amazon4397Gaston KnightUnited States110,00011
Amazon4398Russell SuttonCanada107,00011
Amazon4399Thomas MaserUnited States137,00014
Amazon4471Jon WhittersCanada162,00016
Amazon4472Douglas DearbornCanada31,0003
Amazon4473Jeffrey WeberUnited States884,00088
Amazon4474Alan DenkensonUnited States193,00019
Amazon4475William FogelUnited States383,00038
Amazon4476Walter BellUnited States180,00018
Amazon4477Randy LoweryUnited States205,00021
Amazon4478Gary GoadUnited States149,00015
Amazon4479John BorzioUnited States523,00052
Monday, June 18, 2018 10:57 PM Local Time
End of Day Chip Counts
Jeffrey Weber884,000793,400
Paul W Lee573,000203,000
John Borzio523,000-177,000
Linda Iwaniak521,000-29,000
James Brown513,000-52,000
John Erickson502,000488,700
Charles Thompson485,000471,200
Larry Ross436,000402,700
Bruce Hugon401,000346,200
William Fogel383,000329,900
Jean Didier354,00044,000
Farhintaj Bonyadi337,000315,000
Moncie Daniels321,000216,000
Lyle Munday304,000146,500
Steve Zolotow294,000114,000
Stephen Abraham268,000158,000
Marty Doust228,000-97,000
Randy Lowery205,00047,000
Alfred Shanfeld200,000160,100
Alan Denkenson193,00014,500
Walter Bell180,000157,000
Sam Grizzle177,000-73,000
Bradley Viner171,000142,500
Douglas Rieper170,00055,000
Edward Klimek165,000113,300
Jon Whitters162,000125,100
Gary Goad149,00053,500
David Henley143,000120,300
David Blickenstaff139,000-41,000
Thomas Maser137,000-172,000
Frederick Parsons137,00050,900
Pressly Moffatt117,00051,800
Gaston Knight110,000-105,000
David Rosenbloom109,00041,500
Al Homsi109,00045,600
Russell Sutton107,00028,900
Donald Williams100,00054,300
Robert Beach94,00045,500
Mark Halfon82,00035,800
Thomas Mcteer82,00072,200
Joe Chin71,000-154,000
Yury Parad33,500-17,200
Douglas Dearborn31,0005,300
Monday, June 18, 2018 10:41 PM Local Time
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Monday, June 18, 2018 10:36 PM Local Time
Recent Eliminations
Peter Mullin0-12,600
Edie Norman0-7,500
Sam Weiss0-330,000
Gary Andrews0-53,400
Bruce Uselman0-53,000
Monday, June 18, 2018 10:28 PM Local Time
Brown is the Table Captain

James Brown has been involved in a lot of pots late on Day 2, and he has been winning most of them to boot.

The cutoff opened to 25,000 and James Brown called from the small blind. The flop came    , both players checked and the turn fell the  .

Brown reached for chips, pushing in 30,000 and his opponent then thought for a few moments before throwing his cards in the muck. Brown has now surpassed the 500k mark, enjoying a really great end to the day.

James Brown565,000157,000
Monday, June 18, 2018 10:20 PM Local Time
Iwaniak Busts Strauss

Irvin Strauss got his stack of about 150,000 all in preflop holding    but ran into the    of Linda Iwaniak. The board ran out       and Iwaniak's pocket kings held up sending Strauss to the rail.

Strauss is our 49th place Event #36: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em finisher earning $5,503 and Iwaniak chipped up to over half a million with less than 30 minutes of play left in the night.

Linda Iwaniak550,000312,000
Irvin Strauss0-20,600
Monday, June 18, 2018 10:13 PM Local Time
Play Slowing Down Late in the Day

The last level of the day arrived 20-minutes ago and all players have adjusted their play. It has been a min-raise then fold type of play as all the players are trying to grind into day 3.

Monday, June 18, 2018 9:56 PM Local Time
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 4000/8000
Ante: 1000
Monday, June 18, 2018 9:53 PM Local Time
Recent Eliminations
Albert Wallake0-21,400
Mark Abrahams0-18,700
Wayne Wagner0-14,100
George Neunzig0-20,700
Steven Stoeckel0-8,000
Gregory Smyser0-75,100
Peter Donohoe00
Sira Windwer0-129,800
Joseph Malloni0-23,600
Warwick Dunnett0-54,000
William Neiman0-135,000
Lora Stewart0-11,700
William Luzadder0-57,600
Monday, June 18, 2018 9:47 PM Local Time
Lee Wins a Three Way Pot

There was an all in of 67,000 from a short stack and one person called before Paul W Lee also made the call.

The action picked up on the turn and the board was showing     . Lee moved all in and made the other player fold. The initial all in and Lee both flipped over their hands.

The all in opponent tabled    for a straight draw, Lee tabled    for the nut flush and had his opponent drawing dead to the   on the river.

Paul W Lee370,000335,800
Monday, June 18, 2018 9:43 PM Local Time
Zolotow Doubles Through Khabbaz

Steve Zolotow

There was already more than 120,000 in the main pot on a board reading     . Steve Zolotow moved all in for his last 28,000 and Adnan Khabbaz called putting Zolotow at risk.

Zolotow turned over    and Khabbaz showed   .

"Why do I have to play with you" said Khabbaz when he saw that was behind. The   completed the board and Zolotow improved to top set to earn the pot and the double up.

Adnan Khabbaz200,000-40,000
Steve Zolotow180,000106,000
Monday, June 18, 2018 9:26 PM Local Time
Brown Check Calls with a Monster

Peter Donohoe opened to 20,000 from the hijack and James Brown called from the big blind. The flop came down    , Brown checked to Donohoe who then moved all in for around 120,000.

Brown snap-called and Donohoe then tabled    for a pair of jacks. Brown then showed    for top set and a big lead in the hand.

The turn fell the   and Donohoe now had a bundle of cards that he could connect with. But the   on the river sealed the deal for Brown, who now has one of the bigger stacks in the tournament.

James Brown408,000214,000
Peter Donohoe0-74,700
Monday, June 18, 2018 9:20 PM Local Time
Doust Chipping Up

Bill Fogel raised to 25,000 from middle position and Marty Doust called from the small blind. They went heads up to the     flop and Doust checked.

Fogel bet 40,000 and Doust check raised to 100,000. Fogel quicky released his hand into the muck and Doust added another pot to his stack.

Bill Fogel370,000-96,000
Marty Doust325,000186,000
Monday, June 18, 2018 9:13 PM Local Time
Uselman Still Sticking Around

Bruce Uselman moved all in for 24,000 from under the gun and Linda Iwaniak called the all in from the big blind without even looking at her cards. Players then revealed their hands and Uselman would be at risk.

Bruce Uselman:   
Linda Iwaniak:   

The board ran out       and Uselman held on for a double up with king high.

Linda Iwaniak238,000-2,000
Bruce Uselman53,00032,500
Monday, June 18, 2018 8:58 PM Local Time
Recent Eliminations
Jim McCrink0-27,700
Aileen De Moulin0-39,500
Donald Clause0-90,900
Mark Lillge0-15,900
Phillip Hayes0-75,000
George Westphal0-42,000
Joseph Davidman0-27,500
Mansour Alipour-Fard0-110,000
Larry Gerek0-31,200
Richard Radford0-77,400
Charles Keller0-78,500
Debra Wilson0-121,000
Richard Trenholme0-39,200
Monday, June 18, 2018 8:51 PM Local Time
Level 19 started
Level: 19
Blinds: 3000/6000
Ante: 1000
Monday, June 18, 2018 8:36 PM Local Time

The Event #36: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em are now on a 15-minute break. When play resumes there will be just two more levels of play left in the night before the bagging process begins.

Monday, June 18, 2018 8:34 PM Local Time
Thompson Flops Quads, Gets Paid

The board read       and Chuck Thompson moved all in for his remaining 93,000, into a pot that was around 300,000. His opponent made the call and Thompson then tabled    for flopped quads.

His opponent then showed a flush and chucked his cards into the muck, Thompson now stands as the chip leader of the Super Seniors with just 66 players remaining.

Chuck Thompson498,000498,000
Monday, June 18, 2018 8:32 PM Local Time
Doust Doubles Through Zolotow

Marty Doust limped in from the small blind and Steve Zolotow raised to 35,000. Doust moved all in for 67,000 and Zolotow called.

Doust turned over    and Zolotow tabled   . "That's the worst case scenario" said Zolotow when he saw the pocket eights of Doust. The board ran out clean for Doust       and his pocket eights held up to earn him the double up.

Marty Doust139,0000
Steve Zolotow74,000-111,000