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
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.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you full coverage of this and every other WSOP event this summer.
Monday, June 18, 2018 11:04 PM Local Time
Day 3 Seating and Chip Counts
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||430||1||Moncie Daniels||United States||321,000||32|
|Amazon||430||2||Alfred Shanfeld||United States||200,000||20|
|Amazon||430||3||Larry Ross||United States||436,000||44|
|Amazon||430||4||Al Homsi||United States||109,000||11|
|Amazon||430||5||Mark Halfon||United States||82,000||8|
|Amazon||430||6||David Blickenstaff||United States||139,000||14|
|Amazon||430||8||Linda Iwaniak||United Kingdom||521,000||52|
|Amazon||430||9||Lyle Munday||United States||304,000||30|
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|Amazon||431||1||Bruce Hugon||United States||401,000||40|
|Amazon||431||2||James Brown||United States||513,000||51|
|Amazon||431||3||Edward Klimek||United States||165,000||17|
|Amazon||431||4||Bradley Viner||United Kingdom||171,000||17|
|Amazon||431||5||Paul W Lee||United States||573,000||57|
|Amazon||431||6||Pressly Moffatt||United States||117,000||12|
|Amazon||431||7||Sam Grizzle||United States||177,000||18|
|Amazon||431||9||Farhintaj Bonyadi||United States||337,000||34|
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|Amazon||438||1||Douglas Rieper||United States||170,000||17|
|Amazon||438||3||David Henley||United States||143,000||14|
|Amazon||438||5||Robert Beach||United States||94,000||9|
|Amazon||438||6||Stephen Abraham||United States||268,000||27|
|Amazon||438||7||Donald Williams||United States||100,000||10|
|Amazon||438||8||Marty Doust||United States||228,000||23|
|Amazon||438||9||Steve Zolotow||United States||294,000||29|
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|Amazon||439||1||Charles Thompson||United States||485,000||49|
|Amazon||439||3||David Rosenbloom||United States||109,000||11|
|Amazon||439||4||Yury Parad||United States||33,500||3|
|Amazon||439||5||John Erickson||United States||502,000||50|
|Amazon||439||6||Thomas Mcteer||United States||82,000||8|
|Amazon||439||7||Gaston Knight||United States||110,000||11|
|Amazon||439||9||Thomas Maser||United States||137,000||14|
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|Amazon||447||3||Jeffrey Weber||United States||884,000||88|
|Amazon||447||4||Alan Denkenson||United States||193,000||19|
|Amazon||447||5||William Fogel||United States||383,000||38|
|Amazon||447||6||Walter Bell||United States||180,000||18|
|Amazon||447||7||Randy Lowery||United States||205,000||21|
|Amazon||447||8||Gary Goad||United States||149,000||15|
|Amazon||447||9||John Borzio||United States||523,000||52|
Monday, June 18, 2018 10:57 PM Local Time
End of Day Chip Counts
|Jeffrey Weber||884,000||793,400 |
|Paul W Lee||573,000||203,000 |
|John Borzio||523,000||-177,000 |
|Linda Iwaniak||521,000||-29,000 |
|James Brown||513,000||-52,000 |
|John Erickson||502,000||488,700 |
|Charles Thompson||485,000||471,200 |
|Larry Ross||436,000||402,700 |
|Bruce Hugon||401,000||346,200 |
|William Fogel||383,000||329,900 |
|Jean Didier||354,000||44,000 |
|Farhintaj Bonyadi||337,000||315,000 |
|Moncie Daniels||321,000||216,000 |
|Lyle Munday||304,000||146,500 |
|Steve Zolotow||294,000||114,000 |
|Stephen Abraham||268,000||158,000 |
|Marty Doust||228,000||-97,000 |
|Randy Lowery||205,000||47,000 |
|Alfred Shanfeld||200,000||160,100 |
|Alan Denkenson||193,000||14,500 |
|Walter Bell||180,000||157,000 |
|Sam Grizzle||177,000||-73,000 |
|Bradley Viner||171,000||142,500 |
|Douglas Rieper||170,000||55,000 |
|Edward Klimek||165,000||113,300 |
|Jon Whitters||162,000||125,100 |
|Gary Goad||149,000||53,500 |
|David Henley||143,000||120,300 |
|David Blickenstaff||139,000||-41,000 |
|Thomas Maser||137,000||-172,000 |
|Frederick Parsons||137,000||50,900 |
|Pressly Moffatt||117,000||51,800 |
|Gaston Knight||110,000||-105,000 |
|David Rosenbloom||109,000||41,500 |
|Al Homsi||109,000||45,600 |
|Russell Sutton||107,000||28,900 |
|Donald Williams||100,000||54,300 |
|Robert Beach||94,000||45,500 |
|Mark Halfon||82,000||35,800 |
|Thomas Mcteer||82,000||72,200 |
|Joe Chin||71,000||-154,000 |
|Yury Parad||33,500||-17,200 |
|Douglas Dearborn||31,000||5,300 |
Monday, June 18, 2018 10:41 PM Local Time
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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 Brown||565,000||157,000 |
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 Iwaniak||550,000||312,000 |
|Irvin Strauss||0||-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
Monday, June 18, 2018 9:53 PM Local Time
|Albert Wallake||0||-21,400 |
|Mark Abrahams||0||-18,700 |
|Wayne Wagner||0||-14,100 |
|George Neunzig||0||-20,700 |
|Steven Stoeckel||0||-8,000 |
|Gregory Smyser||0||-75,100 |
|Peter Donohoe||0||0 |
|Sira Windwer||0||-129,800 |
|Joseph Malloni||0||-23,600 |
|Warwick Dunnett||0||-54,000 |
|William Neiman||0||-135,000 |
|Lora Stewart||0||-11,700 |
|William Luzadder||0||-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 Lee||370,000||335,800 |
Monday, June 18, 2018 9:43 PM Local Time
Zolotow Doubles Through Khabbaz
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 Khabbaz||200,000||-40,000 |
|Steve Zolotow||180,000||106,000 |
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 Brown||408,000||214,000 |
|Peter Donohoe||0||-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 Fogel||370,000||-96,000 |
|Marty Doust||325,000||186,000 |
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.
The board ran out and Uselman held on for a double up with king high.
|Linda Iwaniak||238,000||-2,000 |
|Bruce Uselman||53,000||32,500 |
Monday, June 18, 2018 8:58 PM Local Time
|Jim McCrink||0||-27,700 |
|Aileen De Moulin||0||-39,500 |
|Donald Clause||0||-90,900 |
|Mark Lillge||0||-15,900 |
|Phillip Hayes||0||-75,000 |
|George Westphal||0||-42,000 |
|Joseph Davidman||0||-27,500 |
|Mansour Alipour-Fard||0||-110,000 |
|Larry Gerek||0||-31,200 |
|Richard Radford||0||-77,400 |
|Charles Keller||0||-78,500 |
|Debra Wilson||0||-121,000 |
|Richard Trenholme||0||-39,200 |
Monday, June 18, 2018 8:51 PM Local Time
Level 19 started
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 Thompson||498,000||498,000 |
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 Doust||139,000||0 |
|Steve Zolotow||74,000||-111,000 |