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

Dinner Break

• Level 14: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

The remaining players are on a 60-minute dinner break.

Harvey Bundy On the Hottest Streak Of His Life

We mentioned Harvey Bundy's towering castle of chips in an earlier post believing that he had one of the biggest stacks in the room with 180,000. During the last twenty minutes of play, however, Bundy has gone on an absolute tear, adding more than 100,000 to his Day 2 haul.

On the last hand before the dinner break, an opponent moved all-in for his last 45,000 or so chips and Bundy insta-called with {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}. The other player had {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Bundy was in his usual position of having his opponent crushed. The door card was a third jack and his opponent was drawing dead from the start, and Bundy later told us that this current run of good luck is "the hottest run of anybody's life."

Hopefully for Bundy the dinner break will not halt his momentum and we will keep you updated to see if he can carry this massive chip lead to the final day of play.

Harvey Bundy 296,300 116,300

Tags: Harvey Bundy

Payout Information (340th - 359th)

• Level 14: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
340Tom White$1,823
341Kay Knock$1,823
342Howard Steiner$1,823
343Mitch Garshofsky$1,823
344Ronald Zwickl$1,823
345Michael Clark$1,823
346Michael Loofbourrow$1,823
347Terry Scott$1,823
348Michael Woods$1,823
349Terry Moore$1,823
350Jerry Leva$1,823
351Farhintaj Bonyadi$1,823
352Mark Warling$1,823
353Marsha Waggoner$1,823
354Jerry Zickert$1,823
355John Zaleski$1,823
356Alvin Latham$1,823
357Reginald Luce$1,823
358Jim McManus$1,823
359Steven Daughetee$1,823

More Than A Half-Million Chips On One Table

We have one table here at the Seniors Championship which seems to be drawing the biggest stacks in the room. A count showed that over 670,000 chips are in play at Table # 368, with three players owning a staggering 400,000 between them.

Harvey Bundy is currently lording over a stack of 180,000 and according to him, he is riding the rush of a lifetime. Bundy told us that he had just 30,000 chips only thirty minutes ago, and that after taking his new seat at Table # 368, he has simply been hit with the hit deck.

We Bundy felting yet another opponent with his {J-Spades}{10-Clubs} on a board reading {J-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. His opponent moved all-in on a flush draw holding the {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}, and Bundy faded aces, sixes and diamonds to drag 30,000 or so chips in his direction.

Ralph Crow also has a monster stack, with more than 140,000 chips at his disposal, while Gregory Sellgren has amassed nearly 80,000.

We will be sure to keep an eye on these super stacks as Day 2 marches onward, to see if any major confrontations occur between the tournaments chip leaders.

Harvey Bundy 180,000 157,100
Ralph Crow 142,000 -5,000
Gregory Sellgren 79,000 25,000

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Payout Information (360th - 379th)

• Level 14: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
360Frederick Pettus$1,823
361Steve Lewis$1,823
362James Adamek$1,823
363Richard Beaman$1,823
364Jerry Zimmerman$1,823
365Bruce Mack$1,823
366Steven Waldron$1,823
367Joel Ruwet$1,823
368Stanley Solis$1,823
369William Mckinney$1,823
370Gregory Lang$1,823
371Rene Angelil$1,823
372Suzanne Thompson$1,823
373Charles Burns$1,823
374Thomas Fraher$1,823
375Rick Kilgore$1,823
376Franklin Lacava$1,823
377Brian Kennedy$1,823
378Robert Gobbi$1,823
379Marc Chahmirian$1,823

Seven-Deuce Works For Isaacs

Susie Isaacs
Susie Isaacs

Two players limped in, allowing Susie Isaacs to check from the big blind with {7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}.

The flop fell {8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and Isaacs checked. Limper #1 checked, Limper #2 bet 2,000, and Isaacs popped it to 10,000. Only Limper #2 came along to see the {Q-Diamonds} turn. Isaacs bet 8,500 and was called immediately, landing the {Q-Clubs} on the river. They both checked and upon seeing her opponent table {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}, Isaacs was happy to show her full house to win the pot.

Susie Isaacs 43,000 20,000

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John Bovin Bleeding Chips

• Level 14: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
John Bovin Unable to Sustain His Momentum Through Middle of Day 2
John Bovin Unable to Sustain His Momentum Through Middle of Day 2

We caught up with Day 1 chip leader John Bovin as he attempted to pad his chip stack. Bovin raised to 7,000 from under-the-gun and it folded arounf to the player in the hijack, who reraised all-in for his last 13,700.

Bovin made the call and flipped up {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}, but found himself dominated by the {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} held by his opponent. The final board rolled out {A-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and despite making trip aces, Bovin lost the pot to drop under 65,000 for the day.

Tags: John Bovin

Runner-Runner to Crack a Flopped Set

• Level 14: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

We caught the aftermath of a truly horrendous bad beat at Table # 367. The dealer quietly waved us over to report that one player had flopped a set with his {4-}{4-} on a flop of {K-}{4-}{J-}. Another player pushed all-in with his {A-}{K-} was drawing extremely thin with his top pair, top kicker.

Turn: {K-}
River: {J-}

The player had gone runner-runner to make a full house and the man holding a set of fours was crushed by the defeat.

Payout Information (380th - 396th)

• Level 14: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
380Gerald White$1,823
381Donald Janicek$1,823
382George Cochran$1,823
383David Rodriguez$1,823
384John Sanchez$1,823
385Robert Sweeney$1,823
386Andrew Tedesco$1,823
387Jay Morgenstern$1,823
388Walter Collier$1,823
389Thomas Bell$1,823
390Charles Murray$1,823
391Markus Brunner$1,823
392Luay Ayyoubi$1,823
393Terry Richards$1,823
394Heidi Rosen$1,823
395Bill Carle$1,823
396Stephen Thacker$1,823