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

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

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1,038,000
Carlos Pianelli 877,000
Preston Derden 875,000
Eric Stemp 562,000
John Woo 551,000
Michael Woo 523,000
Jack Ward 519,000
Daniel Camillo 510,000
Bruce Peterson 465,000
Thomas Scott 356,000
Jay Hong us 352,000
Harold Angle us 349,000
Ken James 297,000
Tom Schneider us 284,000
Jeanne Nelson 253,000
Bruce Angeski 248,000 -5,000
Jon Hair 247,000 78,000
Brian Appelbaum 241,000
Robert Cain 232,000
Larry Ross 220,000
John Wrona 183,000
Edward Weiss 169,000
Dave Lambertson 94,000

Day 2 Comes to an End

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Mike Minetti is the chipleader at the end of Day 2.
Mike Minetti is the chipleader at the end of Day 2.

What started yesterday with a record-setting field of 3,142, the Seniors Championship was reduced to just 428 players heading into Day 2. Among those who started the day were Lon McEachern, Thor Hansen and Sam Simon, all of whom failed to make the money.

A number of notables did manage to survive the money bubble including Susie Isaacs, John Spadavecchia, Berry Johnston and T.J. Cloutier. Unfortunately, none of these players made it to the end of the day.

The biggest name remaining in the field is Tom Schneider, the 2007 Player of the Year who finishd Day 1 as the chip leader. Joining him for Day 3 is the last remaining woman in the field, Jeanne Nelson; Day 2 chipleader with over one million, Mike Minetti; and a number of other hopefuls well within striking distance.

The remaining 23 players will return tomorrow at 2:30 pm local time to play to a winner. PokerNews will bring you all of the updates then!

Here are the seating arrangements and chip counts for Day 3:

Table 336

Seat 1: Empty
Seat 2: Mike Minetti - 1,038,000
Seat 3: Bruce Peterson - 465,000
Seat 4: John Woo - 551,000
Seat 5: Jack Ward - 519,000
Seat 6: Empty
Seat 7: Thomas Scott - 356,000
Seat 8: Bruce Angeski - 253,000
Seat 9: Jay Hong - 352,000

Table 337

Seat 1: Jeanne Nelson - 253,000
Seat 2: Robert Cain - 232,000
Seat 3: Tom Schneider - 284,000
Seat 4: Preston Derden - 875,000
Seat 5: John Wrona - 183,000
Seat 6: Edward Weiss - 169,000
Seat 7: Jon Hair - 169,000
Seat 8: Empty
Seat 9: Ken James - 297,000

Table 338

Seat 1: Carlos Pianelli - 877,000
Seat 2: Empty
Seat 3: Eric Stemp - 562,000
Seat 4: Dave Lambertson - 94,000
Seat 5: Brian Appelbaum - 241,000
Seat 6: Harold Angle - 349,000
Seat 7: Michael Woo - 523,000
Seat 8: Larry Ross - 220,000
Seat 9: Daniel Camillo - 510,000

Huge Double for Minetti

James Polanski raised to 41,000 in the cutoff and Michael Minetti made it 125,000 to go from the button, Polanski called and the flop came down {9-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{6-Hearts}.

Polanski led out 95,000 and Minetti took a few moments before announcing that he was all in for about 380,000. Polanski wasted little time in making the call.

Polanski: {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Minetti: {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}

The turn and river were blanks for Polanski, down to under 100,000 and busting shortly thereafter. Minetti wins the huge pot to move to about 1,000,000 in chips.

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Blum Doesn't Blossum

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Eric Stemp raised preflop and was reraised all in by Samuel Blum. Stemp made the call and showed {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} but was behind Blum's {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}.

That all changed on the flop when it came {7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. Blum was in trouble and needed help. The {2-Spades} on the turn wasn't what he was looking for and neither was the {6-Spades} on the river.

"Well, I got it in with the best of it," Blum said as he exited the tournament area.

Tags: Eric StempSamuel Blum

Stemp Takes the Wrong Angle

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Harold Angle raised to 55,000 under the gun and received a call from Eric Stemp on the button. Once the blinds folded, the flop came {J-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{2-Spades}.

Angle wasted little time before betting 75,000. Stemp seemed frustrated and flicked in his cards. With that win, Angle is sitting with nearly 300,000.

Tags: Harold AngleEric Stemp

Down to Three Tables

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Only 27 players remain which means we are down to just three tables. Players have redrawn seats and new table combinations have emerged. The end of the day is right around the corner and we will have the official table line-ups for you then.

A Gross Defeat

With the board reading {7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, Richard Gross moved all in for about 110,000 and action was on Carlos Pianelli.

After about ten seconds Pianelli said, "I hope you dont have the pair of sevens because I have three threes. Call."

Pianelli: {3-Hearts}{3-Spades}
Gross: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

Gross was not saved by the {A-Diamonds} turn or {8-Diamonds} river and has been eliminated.

Carlos Pianelli is at just about 1,000,000.

Tags: Carlos PianelliRichard Gross

Blind vs. Blind

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After action folded to him in the small blind, Dave Lambertson raised to 36,000 and was met with an all in reraise for 20,000 more by Larry Ross in the big blind. Lambertson called and turned over {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}. Ross was ahead with {A-Spades}{3-Diamonds}.

The flop came {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades}, which was no help to Lambertson. The {Q-Hearts} on the turn changed all that and Ross was left drawing to an ace or four on the river to stay alive.

The dealer burned and put the {A-Diamonds} on the river, which was enough to elicit a reaction of disbelief from the table. Ross doubled to a little over 100,000 while Lambertson dropped to 100,000.

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