Event #34: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

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Tom Schneider us 94,000
James Gleason 79,300
John Woo 78,900
Eduard Scharf de 72,300
James Winniman 71,300
Fred Berger us 70,200
Ronald Giles ca 70,200
Aubyn Shettle 68,200
Richard Nadler 67,700
John Spadavecchia 64,000
Berry Johnston us 62,900
Russ Murphy 62,200
Michael Shannon 62,000
Michael Schwartz us 60,200
Duane Gerleman us 59,600
David Kraus 58,700
John Wrona 57,000
Thomas Scott 56,900
Chad Brownhill 56,500
Clifford Friend 56,100
James Polanski 54,100
Richard Collins 52,800
Robert Damon 52,700
John Sheffield 52,700
John Isler 52,400

So Long Day 1

We started out today with a record-setting field of 3,142 players who filled the Pavilion and parts of the Amazon Room. Numbers were so large that other tournaments were made to adjust where they were starting so as to accommodate the huge player-base of this event.

Despite the large number of players we started out with, it wasn't long before we said farewell to a large percentage of our field. Only 450 players will be showing up for Day 2. Among the notables who fell in day one are Alan Boston, Dennis Phillips, Tom McEvoy, David Sklansky, Barry Shulman and Dan Shak.

Tomorrow we plan on returning and bringing you all the action as we burst the money bubble and play our way towards a final table. We'll have our eyes on Tom Schneider (91,000), Berry Johnston (57,000), Lon McEachern (13,000), Thor Hansen (19,000), TJ Cloutier (8,500), Sam Simon (20,000) and the rest of the field as they keep on keeping on.

Toy Man Stumbles

David Cohen had raised to 1,600 from the button and both blinds decided to come along for the ride.

On a flop of {k-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{q-Spades} action was checked to Cohen who bet 2,300 into the pot. The small blind called, but the big blind folded. Both remaining players checked the {a-Diamonds} on the turn.

The river was the {7-Diamonds} and the small blind tossed in a bet of 3,000. Cohen called, but mucked when he saw his opponent's {j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}.

Tags: David Cohen

Goodnight Ms. Williams

Shirley Williams, mother of David Williams, was up and down in the chip counts today but finally said goodnight when she got her short stack in with {a-}{q-} against an opponent's {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Her fortunes were looking up but her opponent spiked a {10-} on the flop to send Williams home.

Tags: Shirley Williams

How Quickly They're Falling

We're down to just 556 of our original field of 3,242. At this pace, we can expect to be close to 100 players out of the money by the start of play tomorrow.

Chip Up

Players are currently getting rid of their 25 chips and should resume play shortly.

Johnston Surges

Berry Johnston had raised to 2,000 and was faced with an all-in re-raise to 4,875. He made the call and they were off to the flop.

Johnston: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Opponent: {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

Johnston got all the help he needed to pull ahead when the flop came {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. The {8-Diamonds} on the turn and {k-Spades} on the river kept him ahead and he's now up to 57,000.

Tags: Berry Johnston

Eddy Scharf Emerges

Eddy Scharf, who recently placed 4th in Event #26 $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed (for a cool $163,649) has emerged as what looks to be our chipleader. He's currently sitting with about 70,000 chips.