Event #30: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Harvey Bundy Holding Court Over Impressive Chip Castle

We caught up with chip leader Harvey Bundy to see if his incredible rush from earlier in the day had continued. According to Bundy, the streak of made hands and victims willing to ship their stacks dissipated after the dinner break, but he has managed to continue accumulating chips anyway.

When asked to explain his run through this record setting field of 3,752 players, Bundy told us that he gained valuable experience playing in Event # 4 of this years WSOP, the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament. Bundy said that for a good part of Day 1, he had eventual champion Allen Bari sitting on his left, as well as Justin Young and Eric Baldwin.

Bundy went on to explain that the $5,000 event provided "an entirely different style of tournament than the seniors event." When asked to elaborate, Bundy told us that in the open events, dominated as they are by young internet players, "the emphasis is mostly on post-flop play" and that "he learned some valuable lessons playing with the internet kids."

Harvey Bundy has successfully applied those lessons here in the Senior's Championship. Given his ability to utilize advanced strategies against his more traditional opponents, it is safe to assume this chip leader will remain a force to be reckoned with as we head to the final day.

Harvey Bundy 435,000 25,000

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Payout Information (120th - 139th)

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
120Rodney Shows$3,106
121Leo Root$3,106
122Joseph Wimsett$3,106
123Bruce Aghaeepour$3,106
124David Levine$3,106
125Robert Obrien$3,106
126Daniel Gerard$3,106
127Rob Fitzgerald$3,106
128David Icke$3,106
129Douglas Ficken$3,106
130Imad Samouna$3,106
131James Squires$3,106
132Susie Isaacs$ 3,106
133William Comee$3,106
134Thomas Eberhard$3,106
135Richard Turner$3,106
136Tommy Vinas$3,106
137Stephen Jarrett$3,106
138Richard Korbin$3,106
139Mike Carson$3,106

Peters Takes A Hit, But Still Optimistic

In middle postion, Tim Peters opened to 14,000. The player in the small blind re-raised all in for 30,500 total and Peters called with {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}. He was dominated by his opponent's {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and found little help from the {K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} board.

Peters, though, is still in good spirits.

"Still alive," Peters told us. "The folks at the Oaks Club need to know."

Timothy Peters 85,000 -18,000

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Mike Sica Makes Sicko Laydown

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

WSOP bracelet winner Mike "Little Man" Sica saw a flop of {4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and bet. His opponent put in a raise and Sica called, landing the {4-Diamonds} on the turn.

Sica's opponent then shoved all-in for 180,000 or so chips and "Little Man" began thinking aloud as he mulled his options. He walked back through the previous betting action, asking the other player "you think I don't have a hand here?"

Eventually Sica threw his {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades} face up into the muck and shook his head. The opponent appeared to be a bit bemused by this fold, but tried to comfort Sica with the oldest of poker adages, saying simply "Sir, I had you beat."

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Payout Information (140th - 159th)

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
140James Miller$3,106
141Steven Baker$3,106
142Roy Scalf$3,106
143Roger Hairabedian$3,106
144Kanajett Hathaitham$3,106
145Robert Lebrecht$3,106
146Dale Bauman$3,106
147Vernon Vollertsen$3,106
148Lawrence Huffman$3,106
149Richard Hemphill$3,106
150Leslie Haagenson$3,106
151James Dillon$3,106
152Chad Burum$ 3,106
153Yolanda Jones$3,106
154Lawrence Scholl$2,667
155David Troyer$2,667
156Kent Walter$2,667
157Robbin Kimura$2,667
158Peter Giordano$2,667
159Anthony Grappo$2,667

Bubble Redux

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

As we have seen before in this Seniors Championship, the arrival of a new payout level has influenced play during the last half hour or so. With exactly 100 players remaining at the moment, many seniors are playing tighter to avoid busting in 100th place. The reason for this is the jump from $3,106 to $3,613 in prize money which comes with advancing to the double-digit places.

With more payout jumps scheduled for every eight eliminations, we expect the prospect of earning a little more cash to continue affecting tournament strategy.


Payout Information (160th - 179th)

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
160Julius Cantu$2,667
161Michael Kalich$2,667
162Clifford Mathews$2,667
163Robert Pettus$2,667
164Michael Brain$2,667
165Dan Alspach$2,667
166Timothy Quinn$2,667
167Walton Carlisle$2,667
168Bernard Mccall$2,667
169James Worley$2,667
170Mike Epstein$2,667
171Paul Koch$2,667
172Jack Guzdowski$ 2,667
173Clarence Medina$2,667
174Harold Rawls$2,667
175Douglas Gibson$2,667
176Mark Hurst$2,667
177Anthony Palumbo$2,667
178Gary Richardson$2,667
179Poul Mollerup-Madsen$2,667

Dave Moyses Goes Clubbing

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

A scream of agony drew our attention and we reached the table in time to see the aftermath of tough beat. The fallen player had his {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} tabled on a ten-high board and looked to be the likely winner.

Then we noticed the {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} held by Dave Moyses and saw that his club had hit the final board of {5-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, giving him a flush. All of the chips had been put in the pot before the flop and Moyses had sucked out after starting the hand in bad shape, but he'll gladly take the chips.

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Payout Information (180th - 199th)

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
180Francis Thompson$2,667
181James Winniman$2,667
182Steven Calhoun$2,667
183Michael Countz$2,667
184Stephen Barbella$2,667
185Richard Hensarling$2,667
186Thomas Kasperski$2,667
187David Ives$2,667
188M Schroeder$2,667
189William Davis$2,667
190Ronald Swain$2,667
191Stephen Birk$2,667
192April Matthews$2,667
193Ernie Galliani$2,667
194Edward Chevallier$2,667
195Charles Roosa$2,667
196Ray Koerntgen$2,667
197Aram Alexander$2,667
198William Gibbons$2,667
199Al Ethier$2,667