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

Will We See Another Record?

[user38873] • Level 1: 25-25, 0 ante

It is the third year in a row that the Seniors Event of the World Series Of Poker has generated more than 4,000 entries as we are up to 4,233 already. Late registration remains open until the end of Level 6 and that should include the dinner break as well around 6 p.m. Vegas time. We are already only 274 players short of the 4,407 entries from last year, meaning a new record is well within reach.

Take a look at the incredible growth of the Seniors event over the years since it was first introduced in 2001:

YearChampion (First Prize)Entrants
2001Jay Heimowitz ($115,430)340
2002Bill Swan ($134,000)396
2003Ron Rose ($130,060)378
2004Gary Gibbs ($136,960)519
2005Paul McKinney ($202,725)825
2006Clare Miller ($247,814)1,184
2007Ernest Bennett ($348,423)1,882
2008Dan Lacourse ($368,832)2,218
2009Michael Davis ($437,358)2,707
2010Harold Angle ($487,994)3,142
2011James Hess ($557,435)3,752
2012Allyn Jaffrey Shulman ($603,713)4,128
2013Kenneth Lind ($634,809)4,407