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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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Monday, June 18, 2012 12:38 PM Local Time

After Allyn Jaffrey Shulman had raised, Bob Phelps reraised to one million. Shulman moved all in for 2.53 million and Phelps went into the tank. After a minute, he made the call and the hands were tabled.


Shulman was dominating Phelps going in and stayed in front after the     flop. The   on the turn gave Phelps the best hand, but the   on the river gave the pot right back to Shulman and she doubled up.

Shulman now has the chip lead and the approximate chip counts are below.

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman5,400,0002,950,000
Bob Phelps3,700,000-2,900,000
Dennis Phillips3,200,0000
Monday, June 18, 2012 12:29 PM Local Time

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman called from the small blind and Bob Phelps checked in the big blind. The flop came down     and Shulman checked. Phelps fired 475,000 and Shulman mucked her hand.

Monday, June 18, 2012 12:22 PM Local Time

Dennis Phillips raised from the small blind to 450,000 and Allyn Jaffrey Shulman reraised all in from the big blind to approximately 1.9 million. Phillips gave it some thought, but folded in the end and Shulman won the pot.

Dennis Phillips3,200,000-500,000
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman2,450,000550,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 12:20 PM Local Time

After Bob Phelps bet an even one million on the     flop, Dennis Phillips moved all in for around three million. Phelps tanked and called with the   . Phillips held the   .

The turn was the   and river the  , giving both players the same two pair and kicker to chop up the pot.

Monday, June 18, 2012 12:19 PM Local Time
Bob Phelps6,600,000-200,000
Dennis Phillips3,700,000435,000
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman1,900,000-1,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 18, 2012 12:10 PM Local Time
Level: 33
Blinds: 100000/200000
Ante: 30000
Monday, June 18, 2012 12:00 PM Local Time

Dennis Phillips raised on the button to 350,000 and Bob Phelps reraised to 1.16 million from the big blind. Phillips called and the flop came down    . Phelps moved all in and Phillips tanked. With a little over 3.2 million behind, Phillips eventually folded and Phelps won the pot. Phelps showed the   .

Bob Phelps6,800,0001,800,000
Dennis Phillips3,265,000-1,135,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 11:53 AM Local Time

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman doubles up

Dennis Phillips opened from the button for 350,000 only to have Allyn Jaffrey Shulman move all in for 1.39 million. Bob Phelps got out of the way, and after some contemplation, Phillips made the call.


Phillips was ahead when the chips went in, and even managed to pair his aces on the     flop; however, Shulman's supporters seemed quite excited as their woman had picked up the nut-flush draw. Wouldn't you know it, the   peeled off on the turn to complete the said flush and guarantee Shulman the double.

Phillips gave her a quick hug as the   was put out on the river. With that, Phelps became the news chip leader simply by sitting on the sidelines.

Bob Phelps5,000,000250,000
Dennis Phillips4,400,000-1,500,000
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman2,900,0001,280,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 11:47 AM Local Time

Action folded to Dennis Phillips on the button and he put in a raise to 350,000. Allyn Jaffrey Shulman folded from the small blind putting action on Bob Phelps in the big blind. He announced a three-bet and made it 1.16 million to go, which put Phillips in the tank.

"Son of a buck, Bob," Phillips remarked as he thought about the decision. Eventually he folded, but not before flashing the  . Phelps obliged and showed his own  , though it was accompanied by the  .

Monday, June 18, 2012 11:36 AM Local Time

Hoyt Corkins

Action folded to Hoyt Corkins in the small blind and he moved all in for 1.4 million. Bob Phelps took his time squeezing out his cards in the big blind before making the call and putting the two-time bracelet winner at risk.


Corkins was in rough shape and needed some help, but the     flop was anything but; in fact, it left Horkins in need of either runner-runner hearts to win the pot or runner straight cards to chop.

The   turn put an end to Corkins' shot at a third bracelet, and he shook hands with the table as the dealer put out the meaningless   on the river. Corkins, who earned $199,023 for his fourth-place finish, exited the stage to a nice round of applause.

Bob Phelps4,750,0001,300,000
Hoyt Corkins0-1,960,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 18, 2012 11:32 AM Local Time

Bob Phelps limped in the small blind and Dennis Phillips checked his option from the big. The     flop saw Phelps lead out for 300,000, Phillips call, and then both players checked down the   turn and   river.

Phelps rolled over   , but it was no good against the    of Phillips.

Dennis Phillips5,900,000565,000
Bob Phelps3,450,000-25,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 11:27 AM Local Time

Bob Phelps was under the gun and opened for 320,000 only to have Allyn Jaffrey Shulman move all in from the small blind. Hoyt Corkins asked, "How much is that?" from the big blind, but found the 1.1 million total was too much and folded.

Phelps did the same and Shulman took down the pot.

Monday, June 18, 2012 11:22 AM Local Time

Action folded to Bob Phelps on the button and he raised to 320,000. Dennis Phillips defended from the small blind and it was heads-up to the     flop. Phillips proceeded to check-call a bet of 300,000 before checking the turn dark.

Phelps checked the   back, and once again Phillips checked in the dark before seeing the next card, which was the  . Phelps checked right behind and rolled over   , which was good enough to win the pot.

Monday, June 18, 2012 11:14 AM Local Time

On the fourth hand of the day, action folded to Bob Phelps in the small blind and he called. Dennis Phillips checked his option in the big blind and it was heads-up to the     flop, which went check-check. When the dealer burned and turned the  , Phelps took the initiative and led out for 300,000. Phillips gave it a quick thought and opted to fold.

Monday, June 18, 2012 11:05 AM Local Time
Level: 32
Blinds: 80000/160000
Ante: 20000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 18, 2012 10:40 AM Local Time

Dennis Phillips

Welcome back to what is sure to be the final day of Event 29: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship. After a long day of play yesterday that ended a bit after midnight, the final four players bagged and tagged their chips to return today and play for the gold.

Up for grabs is over $600,000 in first-place prize money and the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Leading the way is Dennis Phillips with over 43% of the chips in play. He's followed by Bob Phelps, two-time WSOP bracelet winner Hoyt Corkins and then Allyn Jaffrey Shulman, in that order.

1Dennis Phillips5,335,000
2Bob Phelps3,475,000
3Hoyt Corkins1,960,000
4Allyn Jaffrey Shulman1,620,000

Play is scheduled to kick off at noon and it doesn't seem like things will take too long as there are roughly 78 big blinds in play total. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the ongoing coverage.