Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Three Table Redraw

• Nivo 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
SeatTable 479Table 478Table 485
1Dennis BrandLayne FlackMansour Alipourfard
2Peter MullinHoward MashAdam Richardson
3Robert PaclebSamir HussaynueHamid Feiz
4Mats KarlssonRoger StewartMike Lisanti
5Mark WillsFarhad JamasiAli Zihni
6Todd KeikoanValerie Roussel-GalleDonald Matusow
7Paul FerdianiJames McNurlanJulie Thomas
8Alan HoAki PyysingDane Nielsen
9Ismael CabreraBilly PapadopoulosJean Fontaine
Slepe stave:

[Removed:349] Loses Flip to Bust in 31st Place

• Nivo 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Alan Ho
Alan Ho

Patrick [Removed:349], with a stack of around 1,600,000, opened preflop to 275,000. Over to Alan Ho, next to act, who three-bet to 800,000. When it folded back to [Removed:349], he pushed his whole stack forward and was swiftly called.

[Removed:349]: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Ho: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

The board was not only clear of overcards to a nine, it brought a full house by the river for Ho: {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. [Removed:349] leaves to collect $18,508 in prize money.

Ho pointed out that his lucky black turtle card protector has something missing, namely, a head. Apparently this is a new development and the missing head caused some concern to his wife re its luck factor, but Ho assures us, "It was lucky before, but it's luckier now."

Alan Ho us
Alan Ho
us 7,300,000 3,100,000
Patrick Bernhardt us
Patrick Bernhardt
us Izpadel

Oznake: Alan HoPatrick Bernhardt

Donarski and Sperberg Out within 30 Seconds of Each Other

• Nivo 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Richard Sperberg's last hand saw him all in preflop with a dominated ace for just over a million chips (now ten big blinds). His {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts} couldn't hit anything to improve over Dane Nielsen's {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} on the {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} board.

Almost immediately after Sperberg's exit, Kenneth Donarski moved in for six big blinds with {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. Sole remaining Brit in the field Ali Zihni gave him a spin with the {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}. His suit might not have been live, but his cards were, and he hit one of them to take the pot and another scalp.

Ali Zihni gb
Ali Zihni
gb 5,200,000 200,000
Dane Nielsen us
Dane Nielsen
us 2,900,000 300,000
Richard Sperberg us
Richard Sperberg
us Izpadel
Kenneth Donarski us
Kenneth Donarski
us Izpadel

Oznake: Ali ZihniKenneth DonarskiRichard SperbergDane Nielsen

Tough End for Skrovan

• Nivo 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

With similar stacks, John Skrovan and Dennis Brand got all of the chips in preflop.

John Skrovan: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}
Dennis Brand: {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}

Brand had Skrovan covered by just a bit, and the runout was looking good for Skrovan all the way through the turn {8-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{2-Spades}{10-Diamonds}. The river brought disaster for Skrovan's aces, however, as the {j-Diamonds} hit the board and sent Skroval to the rail.

Dennis Brand us
Dennis Brand
us 5,300,000 3,200,000
John Skrovan us
John Skrovan
us Izpadel

Oznake: John SkrovanDennis Brand

Keikoan Sees off Sun

• Nivo 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Chii Sun was spotted picking up her red cashout ticket (worth $15,018 at this point in the tournament) as five tables became four. Her eliminator was Todd Keikoan, his winning hand - {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} - still face up on the table beside an ace-high, four diamond board.

Todd Keikoan us
Todd Keikoan
us 4,300,000 2,110,000
Chii Sun us
Chii Sun
us Izpadel

Oznake: Chii SunTodd Keikoan

Fontaine Busts Bramson

• Nivo 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Jean Fontaine has over 8,700,000 chips, his most recent acquisitions those of Jonathan Bramson. Bramson moved his now very short stack all in on the cutoff and Fontaine gave him a spin from the button.

Fontaine: {q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Bramson: {j-Spades}{7-Hearts}

The board: {2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Spades}{a-Hearts}, a straight for Fontaine. Bramson picks up $15,018 for his 39th place finish.

Jean-René Fontaine fr
Jean-René Fontaine
fr 8,700,000 4,600,000

Oznake: Jean FontaineJonathan Bramson