Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for Day 2 of our Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship!
A staggering 3,752 seniors registered to play for their shot at a WSOP gold bracelet on Day 1, which, according to Jack Effel, was the largest single-day opening field in the history of the World Series of Poker. It’s no surprise then, that despite only being a $1,000 buy-in event, the player lucky (and skilled) enough to take down first place will receive a hefty $557,435 payout to go along with their bracelet. That’s what I call a good return on investment!
Among those re-joining us today include two-time WSOP bracelet winner Susie Isaacs, backgammon extraordinaire Paul Magriel and poker pro David Williams’ mother – Shirley Williams. Our current chip leader is John Bovin, who managed to accumulate 113,000. The next closest player chip count-wise is Ralph Crow, who will come into Day 2 with 76,100.
Stay tuned with us here at at PokerNews for our continuing coverage beginning at 3 p.m. PDT for another 10 levels of senior poker action!