Seniors: Gary Herstein – 7th Place ($3,150)

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 281

Gary Herstein
Gary Herstein

Gary Herstein raised from the button to 200,000 (leaving himself just 10K behind), and Tom Starkey called from the small blind.

The flop came Js5c2c, Starkey moved all in, and Herstein called all in for 10,000 with AsKc for ace high.

But Starkey turned over Ah9d for ace high with a lower kicker, and Herstein was actually a big favorite to double up.

The turn card was the 6s, and the river card was — the 9c.

Starkey spiked a nine on the river to win the pot with a pair of nines, eliminating Herstein in seventh place.

Tom Starkey  –  1,130,000  (38 bb)
Gary Herstein  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($3,150)

With six players remaining, the average chip stack is about 935,000 (31 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $3,750 each.