$250 Seniors (50+) Event (Re-Entry) Level 5: 100/200 with a 25 Ante Total Entries: 132
Senior Event players returned to their seats and ready to play some more poker. Robert Transue came back to the biggest stack in tournament after he nearly quintupled his starting stack. He has a sizable lead over the rest of the field with 2015 November Niner Neil Blumenfield his closest competitor.
With Transue’s entry today, it means we have the last two Seniors Event champions in the room. We mentioned Marsha Wolak earlier and her 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Seniors title, Transue captured that title during the 2014 series.
Robert Transue – 49,400 (165 bb) Neil Blumenfield – 31,425 (105 bb) Daniel Genachte – 27,225 (91 bb) Paul Balzano – 27,050 (90 bb) Wally Maddah – 20,325 (68 bb) John Holley – 16,175 (54 bb) Allan Bieler – 13,900 (46 bb) Jeff Kessler – 13,450 (45 bb) Marsha Wolak – 10,100 (34 bb)
Last year’s Seniors Event drew 60 players but this year’s run blasted past that count before the first level ended. They are sure to reach the triple-digit mark in no time for a nice increase.
Marsha Wolak is back this afternoon and ready to defend her title. She was excited to pick up her first Seminole Hard Rock Poker trophy last year and it went along nicely with her WSOP Ladies Championship bracelet from 2011.
It’s time to give the elder states(wo)men their due, the Seniors Event is ready to kick off for anyone 50 years and up. This is always a fun tournament and it drew 60 players last year with WSOP Ladies Champion Marsha Wolak walking away with the trophy.
The $250 buy-in tournament will play out in one day and crown a champion later this evening. Each entrant will start with a 10,000 starting stack and level will run 30 minutes all day long. Late registration is about until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm and they will start shrinking the field from that point.
Cards are ready to fly in the back of the ballroom
Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion