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

Huge Payday Awaits Winner of Seniors Championship

The Golden Eagle Trophy

The Seniors Championship is set to crown a new winner today who will be presented with The magnificent Golden Eagle Trophy, a WSOP Gold Bracelet and $627,462 in cash.

In another record breaking event here at the 45th annual World Series of Poker 4,425 players took their seats two days ago and they are now down to the final 32 who are each guaranteed a minimum payday of $15,730.

Kevin Detienne leads the charge with 988,000 chips, in second is Michael Wilson with 714,000 and third is Mitchell Lehman with 700,000.

2008 WSOP Main Event third place finisher Dennis Phillips is still in contention with 613,000 and 2003 Aussie Millions Champion Peter Costa who has recently returned to playing poker having rediscovered his love for the game is one of the short stacks on 168,800

There is a long was to go today so join us from 11 a.m. and be sure to stay tuned as fortunes change on the turn of a card while the PokerNews Live Reporting team bring you all the twist and turns on the way to crowning the 2014 Seniors Championship winner.