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WSOP Stud Poker Tournament Turns into Seniors Event

Posted by dwayne on June 01, 2012 at 10:44 GMT+0000

WSOP logoAlthough the World Series of Poker Senior´s Tournament is not scheduled until June 15th, one could be forgiven that the players had arrived two weeks early judging by the leaderboard of the WSOP Event #4 – 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo.

Chip leader, Xuan Liu, is a relative baby at the age of 26 compared to 44-year-old Chris Tryba who hunts her up in second, with 61 year-old Chris Bjorin in fourth, 60 year-old Linda Johnson in sixth and 44 year-old Frank Kassela in eighth.

Third placed Cory Zeldman, seventh placed Sanjay Pandya and thirteenth placed Todd Brunson all have Hendon Mob databases stretching back more than a decade, and still in the field are 73 year-old Marsha Waggoner and Party Poker´s Mike Sexton – and nobody knows how old he really is!

Old Timers Stay Up Late to See Off Young Whippersnappers

It was well after 2.00am when play concluded for the night at the Rio Casino, with 23 players left in the field from the 198 who started Day 2. 64 players from the original 622 were to cash in the event, and the unlucky bubble boy was Jaime Kaplin who, from the promising position of 3 6♣ / 5♣ 6 2♣, failed to make either the best high or low hand and was busted out of the tournament by Vladimir Shchemelev.

Baby-faced Shchemelev himself was soon to be busted out by Frankie O´Dell (aged 42) in a run of whippersnapper eliminations during the last three levels of the day. Steve Billirakis (26) was put in his place by Linda Johnson (60), Robert Mizrachi (33) was sent to bed by Todd Brunson (42) and it does not matter how old Steve Sobel is – he was definitely busted by a senior in the form of Marsha Waggoner.

Day Three Looks Good

With four women left in the field, and a combined age approaching 1,000, Day 3 of the WSOP Stud Hi/Lo Event #4 looks like it should be a good finale to the tournament. Blinds will start at 5,000/10,000 with an ante of 1,000 chips. Possibly there will be more tea and biscuits than hoodies and chip tricks, but with more than $200,000 available for the winner, they should be very nice biscuits.

Chip Count at End of Day 2

Place

Name

Country

Chips

1

Xuan Liu Canada

330,500

2

Chris Tryba USA

307,500

3

Cory Zeidman USA

261,500

4

Chris Bjorin England

220,500

5

Brandon Shack-Harris USA

178,500

6

Linda Johnson USA

175,000

7

Sanjay Pandya USA

165,500

8

Frank Kassela USA

159,000

9

Owais Ahmed USA

147,000

10

Yarron Bendor USA

126,000