Event #17: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Don't Ask Me How

[user38873] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

These Irishmen really have a great sense of humor. I arrived at the table of Mick McCloskey and he had pretty much doubled his stack from the previous time I checked on him. I looked at the stack, then at him and he glanced back. "Don't ask me how," he said. Oh well :)

Mick McCloskey ie 12,500 6,200

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Bouskila Dominates Table

[user38873] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

When we arrived at the table of Mosh "Maurice" Bouskila, he pretty much played three hands in a row. The first one raising a {4-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop from 400 to 1,200 and then flashing the {K-Hearts} when the opponent folded. In the next hand he three-bet preflop and then fired the {6-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} river for 1,700 to enforce yet another fold.

Next to him we have Frenchman Michel Pomaret at an above average stack as well.

Mosh Bouskila 42,000
Michel Pomaret fr 19,000

Nino Has No Baby Stack

[user38873] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

We arrived on the {4-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} turn and George Nino bet 13,000, enough to put his opponent all in. The pot was already blown up to approximately 10,000 and the opponent called with {A-Clubs}{7-Hearts}.

Nino turned over {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and he was begging towards the dealer not to put a seven on the river. The final community card was the {10-Diamonds} and Nino scored the knockout. At the same table we also have Donna Rosenthal, who is still sitting very comfortably at 34,000.

George Nino US 35,000
Donna Rosenthal US 34,000 1,000

"Just a Bunch of Small Pots"

[user38873] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Well it must have been more than that, but that's what he told us and Barny Boatman chipped up nicely. He was just stacking the chips after another successful hand and joins the current big stacks. If we lose about another 260 players, all remaining participants will be in the Brasilia room.

Barny Boatman gb 30,000 15,000

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It’s The Quiet Ones You Have to Watch

• Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

As we venture around the floor an emerging big stack occasionally catches our eye.

Ramana Epparla was one of those who has quietly amassed nearly 33,000, going on for 80 big blinds.

He has a quiet yet confident unassuming presence at the table but a quick search online shows that he has recorded cashes amounting to $69,638.

Ramana Epparla US 33,000

Hanging In There

[user38873] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Simon Trumper was down to 5,000 but just picked up {A-}{A-} versus {J-}{J-} to double back to 11,000.

Mick McCloskey didn't get called when he moved all in. He raised to 800 from the cutoff and the big blind called, then elected to fold when the Irishman moved all in after the {10-Spades}{3-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop. McCloskey showed {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}.

Simon Trumper gb 11,000 -1,500
Mick McCloskey ie 6,300 3,000

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Big Stack Alert on Silver 26

[user38873] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Dennis Palmer got moved into the Brasilia room and occupies seat ten on table silver 26. He increased the stack significantly and is now co-chip-leader from what it seems, in seat one we also have Mel Wiener around 40,000 chips as well. In the silver section we furthermore have Mark Pershad, Dennis Phillips and Nikolaus Teichert.

Dennis Palmer US 41,000 16,000
Mel Wiener us 40,000
Mark Pershad 25,000
Dennis Phillips us 14,000 3,500
Nikolaus Teichert de 12,000 1,250

Sharp As a Tack

• Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Checking up on Kevin Detienne on Table 33 it seemed his stack had suffered something of a blow. Sat to his left though with a smile on his face and a pile of chips in front of him was Ron Blount.

“It’s pronounced Blunt you know, but I’m pretty sharp.” He told us that he had acquired most of his chips in, “Two or three hands. I’m running pretty hot.”

Ron Blount 30,000
Kevin Detienne US 8,000 -20,000

Rivered Boatman

• Level 7: 150-300, 25 ante

Barny Boatman doesn’t seem to be having much luck winning his races today. As we passed his table he updated us on the latest misfortune which wasn’t even strictly a race. He told us he had got his opponent’s 4,500 stack in the middle when Boatman held {q-}{q-} against the {a-}{10-}.

His opponent hit Broadway on the river and Boatman saw a potential 10,000 chip pot slip through his fingers.

Barny Boatman gb 15,000 -1,500