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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, October 31, 2021 to Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Event #58: SUPER SENIORS No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,684,770
  • Entries: 1,893
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1:58 AM Local Time
Jean-Luc Adam Wins First Bracelet and $255,623 in Event #58: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em

Jean-Luc Adam

On the third and final day of the 2021 World Series of Poker Event #58: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em, a champion was crowned as Jean-Luc Adam defeated Eugene Salomon in heads-up play for $255,623. The event attracted 1,893 super seniors to create a prize pool of $1,685,660, with the majority of that money awarded to the remaining players today. There were 283 players who cashed and 65 of them returned today looking for gold, but only Adam was able to bring the bracelet home.

Event #58: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

1Jean-Luc AdamFrance$255,623
2Eugene SalomonUnited States$157,986
3Scott SukstorfUnited States$117,181
4Bill StablerUnited States$87,722
5Alex KatsmanUnited States$66,284
6Joseph RichardsUnited States$50,559
7Girish ApteUnited States$38,932
8Reginald PowellUnited States$30,269
9Gary PagelUnited States$23,762

Winner's Reaction

The 69-year-old Adam is from France and currently lives and works in Saint Martin, an island in the Caribbean. In 2019, he won his first WSOP Circuit ring from an event in Saint Martin where he took home the first-place prize of $10,500, although that pales in comparison to what he will be taking home today.

"I'm dreaming. It's very strange, a strange sensation," said Adam. "I felt good for all of the tournament and I felt very relaxed… I never think about first place, but only play every hand. It's a very nice moment… I like to play for pleasure. I like to have emotion. It's a very strange sensation for me because I don't realize that it's a world championship. It's very unbelievable, I don't understand now. It's too soon, I just finished the tournament. I can't realize exactly everything now."

"I am thinking first to my family. The most important thing to me is my family. My wife, my daughter, and my son… My son plays poker well. Very well. He taught me."

His son, Cedric Adam, won his own WSOP circuit ring in Saint Martin less than one week after his father did back in March 2019.

"My family is the most important in my life. I have a very nice family and of course, I am thinking first of them. It's very, very nice. A very nice sensation… I am so happy!"

Action of the Day

There were 65 players who returned to the felt today and that number started to drop at a brisk pace. About five hours into the day, only 27 players remained on three tables and from there, it was only an hour or so until 18 players remained on two tables.

Fourteen players made it to dinner break, although they still returned hungry for the bracelet. About an hour after dinner, ten players converged on a single final table, all looking to satiate their appetite for gold.

Final Table
Final Table

Final Table

At the unofficial final table of ten, Day 2 chip leader David Slaughter was the first to go after getting pocket fives in against the pocket deuces of Adam. A deuce appeared on the flop to send him home. It was Gary Pagel who followed that exit when he lost a flip to Solomon.

After a short break, Scott Sukstorf made "the hardest call he made in the whole tournament", and doubled through Reginald Powell. That left Powell short and he was the next one to go in eighth. Girish Apte hit the rail next when running ace-jack into ace-king, and that left six players with a stack.

Joseph Richards found his way to the payout desk next after getting sevens in against Adam's ladies, and Alex Katsman, who started the day with a short stack and spun it up, saw his run come to an end when flipping against Solomon and getting beat on the river.

Bill Stabler was the next player to wave goodbye in fourth, and Scott Sukstorf got his chips in against Adam's cowboys and couldn't find the ace he was looking for. That set up a heads-up showdown between Adam and Solomon, with Adam holding a chip lead of about two times that of Solomon.

Both players had a decent amount of blinds, but it didn't take long for all the chips to get in. Adam called Solomon's shove on the turn after Adam flopped two pair, and Solomon was only live to a gutshot straight draw. The river was a blank, and Adam was officially a World Series of Poker bracelet winner.

Congratulations to Jean-Luc Adam for winning Event #58: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em!

Jean-Luc Adam
Jean-Luc Adam

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021 11:21 PM Local Time
Eugene Solomon Eliminated in 2nd Place ($157,986)

Eugene Solomon

On what would be the final hand, Eugene Salomon opened to 600,000 and Jean-Luc Adam called.

The flop came     and Adam check-called a 2,400,000 bet.

The   came on the turn and Adam checked. Solomon jammed in his remaining stack and Adam quickly called.

Eugene Salomon:   
Jean-Luc Adam:   

Adam flopped two pair and just needed to avoid a river eight to claim the bracelet. The board completed with the   to send all the chips to him and make him the winner. Solomon, meanwhile, will have to settle for the runner-up prize of $157,986.

Jean-Luc Adam37,860,00013,110,000
Eugene Solomon0-14,200,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 11:06 PM Local Time
Scott Sukstorf Eliminated in 3rd Place ($117,181)

Scott Sukstorf

Scott Sukstorf shoved preflop and Jean-Luc Adam called.

Scott Sukstorf:   
Jean-Luc Adam:   

The board came       and the pocket kings of Adam held for the elimination.

Sukstorf takes home a whopping $117,181 for his great run.

Jean-Luc Adam24,750,0006,750,000
Scott Sukstorf0-4,800,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 11:01 PM Local Time
Solomon Gets Closer to Adam

Eugene Solomon opened to 800,000 on the button and Jean-Luc Adam defended the big blind.

Both players checked the     flop.

Adam bet 3,000,000 on the   turn and Solomon called.

The   completed the board and Adam bet 1,300,000. Solomon jammed for about 4,200,000. Adam thought about it but ultimately folded and showed    while Solomon took the pot to get closer to even stacks with Adam.

Jean-Luc Adam18,000,000-4,800,000
Eugene Solomon14,200,0003,950,000
Scott Sukstorf4,800,00035,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 10:40 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Jean-Luc Adam22,800,0001,700,000
Eugene Solomon10,250,000-3,250,000
Scott Sukstorf4,765,000-1,635,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 10:40 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 10:30 PM Local Time
Take Five

The three remaining players are on a short break.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 10:23 PM Local Time
Bill Stabler Eliminated in 4th Place ($87,722)

Bill Stabler

Bill Stabler was all in and at risk preflop against Jean-Luc Adam.

Bill Stabler:   
Jean-Luc Adam:   

The board ran       and Adam secured the pot with a heart flush on the turn.

Stabler picks up a huge score of more than $80,000 for his fourth-place finish.

Jean-Luc Adam21,100,0006,425,000
Bill Stabler0-4,000,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 10:12 PM Local Time
Alex Katsman Eliminated in 5th Place ($66,284)

Alex Katsman

Alex Katsman jammed in his stack on the button and Eugene Solomon called in the small blind.

Alex Katsman:   
Eugene Solomon:   

The board ran out       to give Solomon a rivered flush and send Katsman to the rail with a solid fifth place cash.

Eugene Solomon13,500,0005,600,000
Alex Katsman0-4,500,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 9:53 PM Local Time
Short Break

The players have gone on a 10-minute break.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 9:38 PM Local Time
Joseph Richards Eliminated in 6th Place ($50,559)

Joseph Richards

Jean-Luc Adam raised to 515,000, Joseph Richards three-bet shoved for 4,150,000 and Adam called.

Joseph Richards:   
Jean-Luc Adam:   

The board ran       and the pocket queens held for Adam.

Richards exits with more than $50,000 for his final table run.

Jean-Luc Adam14,675,0003,975,000
Joseph Richards0-4,300,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 9:24 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 160,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 9:24 PM Local Time
Updated Counts
Jean-Luc Adam10,700,000-400,000
Eugene Solomon7,900,000500,000
Scott Sukstorf6,400,0001,050,000
Alex Katsman4,500,000-1,300,000
Joseph Richards4,300,000-200,000
Bill Stabler4,000,000900,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 9:08 PM Local Time
Girish Apte Eliminated in 7th Place ($38,932)

Girish Apte

Girish Apte moved all in preflop and Bill Stabler called with the bigger stack.

Girish Apte:   
Bill Stabler:   

The board came       and Apte could not connect as he was eliminated.

Bill Stabler3,100,000900,000
Girish Apte0-2,100,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 9:02 PM Local Time
Stabler Gets a Small One From Adam

There's been mostly small pot recently such as this one.

Jean-Luc Adam opened to 425,000 in early position and Bill Stabler jammed from middle position. Adam thought about it but laid down his hand.

Jean-Luc Adam11,100,000-200,000
Bill Stabler2,200,000350,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:41 PM Local Time
Reginald Powell Eliminated in 8th Place ($30,269)

Reginald Powell

Reginald Powell ripped for a little more than 1,000,000 preflop and Alex Katsman called.

Reginald Powell:   
Alex Katsman:   

The board came       and Katsman made his spade flush on the turn to eliminate Powell.

Powell picks up more than $30,000 for his final table run.

Alex Katsman5,800,0001,200,000
Reginald Powell0-1,000,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:24 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 120,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:24 PM Local Time
Sukstorf Doubles Through Powell

Scott Sukstorf

On the hand just before the break, Scott Sukstorf limped in middle position, Reginald Powell limped on the button, the small blind called, and the big blind checked.

The     flop saw the blinds check, Powell bet 250,000, and both Sukstorf and the small blind continued.

The   came on the turn and after two checks, Powell jammed. The small blind folded and Sukstorf went into the tank. He appeared to agonize over the decision before finally announcing a call for his last 2,800,000.

Scott Sukstorf:   
Reginald Powell:   

Sukstorf just needed to fade a six to stay alive, and the   harmlessly completed the board, as Sukstorf pounded the table and exclaimed "Yes! Yes! Yes!".

"That was the hardest call I made in the whole tournament", he said as he raked in the pot.

Scott Sukstorf5,350,0002,950,000
Reginald Powell1,000,000-1,700,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:07 PM Local Time
Break Time

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:04 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Jean-Luc Adam11,300,000800,000
Eugene Solomon7,400,000-1,500,000
Alex Katsman4,600,000-300,000
Joseph Richards4,500,000-900,000
Reginald Powell2,700,000-800,000
Scott Sukstorf2,400,000525,000
Girish Apte2,100,000-1,260,000
Bill Stabler1,850,00050,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander