Seniors: Eric Nuss Captures Seniors Ring

2017 Seminole Hard Rock WSOP Circuit
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 9 – Seniors Event
$250 Seniors 50+ No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 226
Prize Pool: $45,200
September 28, 2017

While we were concentrating on the big final table in Event 8, the Seniors event quickly played down to its final table until Canadian Eric Nuss was posing for his winner’s photo with the WSOPC Seniors Event ring.

The Seniors Event is always bookmarked by a lot of players over 50  years old, a chance to battle among their older peers with some WSOPC jewelry waiting for the winner in the end. After a fast-paced event, Canada’s Eric Nuss took the crown along with $11,300 and that ring.

The tournament started early, 10am for the early crowd and a very fun 225 entries jumped into the field.  They put more than $45,000 in the prize pool and 24 seniors would walk away with money.

They played down while having a great time with players that included some of our favorite locals happy to have a field of their own.

They made it into the money shortly after the dinner break and those making money included some of our regulars including Al Gomez, O’Neil Maccalla, and former WSOP Ladies Event champ Marsha Wolak. None of them would make the final table but they made some money for their time.

The final table played out at a fast pace and Nuss took over the lead late and never let it go. SHRP regulars Lisa Teebagy and Hany Ayoud dropped off the final table and it Nuss wrapped it up after a quick heads up battled against Chris Casey to earn the title, ring, and $11,300.

Seniors Event final results:

Seniors Event results:
1st: Eric Nuss − $11,300
2nd: Chris Casey − $6,984
3rd: Lawrence Obrien − $5,083
4th: Hany Ayoub − $3,759
5th: John Sanchez − $2,824
6th: Eddie Turner − $2,154
7th: William Brock − $1,668
8th: Lisa Teebagy − $1,311
9th: Robert Transue − $1,045
10th: Gregory Baird − $846
11th: Diana Shirey − $846
12th: Michael Williams − $846
13th: Yvonne Mcquillan − $695
14th: Frank Franze − $695
15th: Michael Larkin − $695
16th: Philip Rigby − $578
17th: Thomas Gari − $578
18th: O’Neil Mccalla − $578
19th: Kevin Boyle − $488
20th: Carlos Sobenes − $488
21st: Marsha Wolak − $488
22nd: Alfonso Perez − $417
23rd: Todd Tango − $417
24th: David Roy − $417

Seniors: Final Table Underway

$250 Seniors 50+ No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 17: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 10 of 226

While most are watching the big $100,000 Guarantee Event 8 final table, the Seniors event has their final table underway with Lisa Teebagy and John Sanchez out front.

Seat 1: Larry O’Brien – 76,000 (5 bb)
Seat 2: Lisa Teebagy – 450,000 (28 bb)
Seat 3: Greg Baird – 191,000 (12 bb)
Seat 4: Chris Casey – 134,000 (8 bb)
Seat 5: Hany Ayouis – 286,000 (18 bb)
Seat 6: Ed Turner – 96,000 (6 bb)
Seat 7: Jeter Brock – 185,000 (12 bb)
Seat 8: John Sanchez – 422,000 (26 bb)
Seat 9: Eric Noss – 350,000 (22 bb)
Seat 10: Robert Transue – 87,000 (5 bb)

Seniors: Oniel McCalla Bursts the Bubble in Dramatic Fashion

$250 Seniors 50+ No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 3,000/6,000 with a 500 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 24 of 226

Oniel McCalla

With 25 players remaining and only 24 making the money, an unknown player got their last 28,500 in the pot preflop. Seminole Hard Rock regular Oniel McCalla called and had him at risk.

McCalla: AhAd
All-in player: KsQs

Flop: KhQh4c – The all-in player improved to two pair snatching the lead from McCalla.

Turn: KhQh4cTc – In addition to counterfeit two pair outs, McCalla picked up shots at Broadway.

River: KhQh4cTcJs – McCalla improved to Broadway and burst the bubble in dramatic fashion.

With that, the final 24 players were assured a payday.

Payouts:

1st – $11,300 + WSOPC Gold Ring
2nd – $6,984
3rd – $5,083
4th – $3,759
5th – $2,824
6th – $2,154
7th – $1,668
8th – $1,311
9th – $1,045
10th-12th – $846
13th-15th – $695
16th-18th – $578
19th-21st – $488
22nd-24th – $417

We will provide another update when play reaches the 10-handed final table.

Seniors: 226 Entries Generate $45K Prize Pool, $11K and a Ring to the Champ

$250 Seniors 50+ No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 10: 800/1,600 with a 200 ante | Structure
Players Remaining: 60 of 226

Registration is closed in today’s 10am Seniors Event and the numbers are in. The tournament drew an impressive field of 226 entries generating a total prize pool of $45,200. The top 24 players finish in the money and they’ll earn at least $417. Payouts escalate from there and top out in the form of a $11,300 first prize for the champ. In addition, he or she will earn a World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring.

Prize pool details and payouts:

2017 Seminole Hard Rock WSOP Circuit
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 9 – Seniors Event
$250 Seniors 50+ No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 226
Prize Pool: $45,200
September 28, 2017

1st – $11,300
2nd – $6,984
3rd – $5,083
4th – $3,759
5th – $2,824
6th – $2,154
7th – $1,668
8th – $1,311
9th – $1,045
10th-12th – $846
13th-15th – $695
16th-18th – $578
19th-21st – $488
22nd-24th – $417

We will pick this event up again a little later in the structure.

Seniors: Alan Saltzman with a Strong Showing Early

$250 Seniors 50+ No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 5: 150/300 with a 25 ante | Structure
Entries: 187

First break chip leader, Alan Saltzman

Alan Saltzman put a hurt on the first four levels of play in today’s 10am Seniors Event. Following the first break, he possesses a stout stack of 53,000 chips meaning he found a way to quintuple his holdings in just 120 minutes of play.

Here’s a look at some of the big and notable stacks to start Level 5:

  • Alan Saltzman – 53,000
  • Steve Harmell – 32,000
  • Peter Scianna – 30,350
  • Santiago Cruz – 30,000
  • Lisa Levy – 25,000
  • Lisa Teebagy – 25,000
  • Monte Adler – 24,600
  • Guy Cicconi – 23,900
  • Andrew Kay – 21,850
  • Abbey Daniels – 21,000
  • Eric Nuss – 20,200
  • Amelio Amato – 16,800
  • Anne Amato – 14,500
  • Marsha Wolak – 13,675
  • Ray Delcueto, Jr. – 9,000

We will take another look at the Seniors after registration closes at roughly 2:30pm local time.