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


• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

The remaining players are on a 20-minute break while the black 100-denomination chips are raced off.

Climbing Payout Ladder Top Priority for Many Seniors

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

With the money bubble burst long ago, many of the competitors in the Seniors Championship have become increasingly concerned with moving up on the payout schedule.

We have spotted many players holding printed sheets with the payout structure, including seasoned pro Susie Isaacs, and disputes have arisen between players and floor staff regarding the issue. Apparently may seniors have been relying on the TV screens surrounding the tournament area to tell them exactly where they stand. Although these screens understandably run with a slight delay, as the WSOP staff sorts through the latest eliminations, many players have been displeased to find that they did not jump a payout level before busting out.

Anyone placing between 207th and 154th earned $2,667 for their showing, while the next tier of eliminations between 153rd and 100th place will pocket $3,106. Apparently this extra $500 or so dollars is a meaningful prize for many of the seniors here today, and they are adjusting their strategies to assure themselves of a pay jump.

Tags: Susie Isaacs

Payout Information (260th - 279th)

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
260Glenn Pestrak$2,329
261Cary Sanders$2,329
262Mark Dunbar$2,329
263John Roveto$2,329
264Robert Willis$2,329
265George Kolerich$2,329
266Jorge Pelayo$2,329
267William Peebles$2,329
268Shirley Williams$2,329
269Michael Moore$2,329
270Harvey Lemmond$2,329
271Scott Strable$2,059
272Daniel Kelly$2,059
273Bruce Schulman$2,059
274Timothy Gauthier$2,059
275Debra Burkhead$2,059
276Dolph Arnold$2,059
277Donald Hughes$2,059
278William Davis$2,059
279Steven Freifeld$2,059

Jarome Jasicki Recipient of Sick Giveaway

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

With his {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} in the hole, Jerome Jasicki liked the flop of {4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and he raised all-in over an opponent's bet of 11,000. When the other player snap-called with authority in his voice, Jasicki began to worry just a bit, thinking perhaps his pocket rockets had crashed into a flopped set.

The other player turned over his {2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} as if they were aces and asked Jasicki "I got you right, you got ace-king?" When he saw Jasicki had the real deal, the opponent began to bemoan his bad luck, stating to himself "I gotta run into aces there, its always the aces."

The turn card came {6-Spades} and the player with pocket deuces picked up a gutshot straight draw, but the {10-Clubs} on the river missed him and Jasicki collected the pot.

Tags: Jerome Jasicki

Clarida Busts Two

An early-position player raised to 7,500 and a player in middle position called all in for 3,600. Action folded to Rodney Clarida in the big blind and he shoved with the bigger stack. The player in early position called all in for an additional 16,100 with {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds} and found himself trailing the short stack's {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} and Clarida's {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}.

The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}, scoring the double knockout for Clarida.

Rodney Clarida 115,000 79,000

Tags: Rodney Clarida

Payout Information (280th - 299th)

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
280Angel Calub$2,059
281Charles Brockinton$2,059
282Irving Peyser$2,059
283Kenneth Coplon$2,059
284Jeffrey Hudson$2,059
285Laura Barnstuble$2,059
286Robert Porter$2,059
287Stephen Bell$2,059
288Sherry Ripa$2,059
289Edward Koch$2,059
290Stephen Ross$2,059
291Fred Louie$2,059
292Manfred Heinold$2,059
293John Stafford$2,059
294Thomas Isaacs$2,059
295James Lepage$2,059
296Maurice Vanzee$2,059
297Mike Vitullo$2,059
298Paul Lui$2,059
299Roger Hale$2,059

Dan Dinzik Delivers the Dagger

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Daniel Dinzik looked down at his {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} and heard an opponent announce "All-In!" Holding big slick, the decision was easy for Dinzik and he made the call to put the other player at risk. His opponent tabled {A-Spades}{K-Spades} and both men laughed as they expected to chop the pot.

The flop came down {2-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{A-Hearts} and the opponent's joking laughter turned to a nervous giggle after Dinzik flopped two hearts. The {4-Hearts} on the turn ended the laughter entirely, with Dinzik one card away from the unlikely win.

River: {10-Hearts}

Dinzik had made a heart flush and the pot would not be chopped after all. His shaken opponent stood to shake hands and then made his way to the cashier's cage shaking his head.

Tags: Dan Dinzik

Payout Information (300th - 319th)

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
300Kenneth Billings$2,059
301Howard Antonoff$2,059
302Jay Helfert$2,059
303Michael Leban$2,059
304Miles Lewis$2,059
305Terry Aston$2,059
306Michael Guzaldo$2,059
307Anthony Hamilton$2,059
308Jeanpaul Debrouwer$2,059
309Robert Robbins$2,059
310Vickie Seley$2,059
311Donald Webb$2,059
312Jack Pyms$2,059
313Terence Magee$2,059
314Rolland Jones$2,059
315James Proszek$2,059
316Jerry Skinner$2,059
317William Scara$2,059
318John Kohler$2,059
319Gary Starrett$2,059

Payout Information (320th - 339th)

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
320Sheldon Fine$2,059
321Richard Amano$2,059
322John Holewa$2,059
323Kerry Goldberg$2,059
324Elmer Thomas$2,059
325Raymond Newcomb$2,059
326Gene Platano$2,059
327Gary Vick$2,059
328Marlene Stein$2,059
329Jeffrey Butler$2,059
330Glenn Bernier$2,059
331Preston Derden$2,059
332Charles Ford$2,059
333Fred Bell$2,059
334Wendell Phillips$1,823
335Lawrence Marshall$1,823
336Paul Loufek$1,823
337Chung Liang$1,823
338Richard Monroe$1,823
339Paul Herron$1,823

John Sozio Scoops A Huge Pot

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

With more than 30,000 chips already up for grabs and the flop reading {6-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}, John Sozio sat still as a stone after betting 20,000. His opponent was deep in the tank while contemplating his decision and Sozio offered nothing in terms of a read. Holding only 32,000 chips at the time, calling Sozio's bet would effectively commit this player to the pot, and he decided to announce himself all-in.

Sozio instantly called and tabled the {J-Spades}{8-Diamonds} for a flopped two-pair, and his opponent found himself trailing with the {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}. The turn offered no help, coming {K-Spades} and the {8-Hearts} on the river closed the door, giving Sozio the win with a full house.

Tags: John Sozio