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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 29: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship


Hoyt Corkins Eliminated in 4th Place ($199,023)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Hoyt Corkins
Hoyt Corkins

Action folded to Hoyt Corkins in the small blind and he moved all in for 1.4 million. Bob Phelps took his time squeezing out his cards in the big blind before making the call and putting the two-time bracelet winner at risk.

Corkins: {A-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Phelps: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}

Corkins was in rough shape and needed some help, but the {10-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop was anything but; in fact, it left Horkins in need of either runner-runner hearts to win the pot or runner straight cards to chop.

The {Q-Clubs} turn put an end to Corkins' shot at a third bracelet, and he shook hands with the table as the dealer put out the meaningless {7-Hearts} on the river. Corkins, who earned $199,023 for his fourth-place finish, exited the stage to a nice round of applause.

Chip Counts
Bob Phelps 4,750,000 1,300,000 pos
Hoyt Corkins Busted

Phillips Gets Some Back

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Bob Phelps limped in the small blind and Dennis Phillips checked his option from the big. The {A-Spades}{9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop saw Phelps lead out for 300,000, Phillips call, and then both players checked down the {6-Spades} turn and {3-Diamonds} river.

Phelps rolled over {J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}, but it was no good against the {Q-Spades}{9-Diamonds} of Phillips.

Chip Counts
Dennis Phillips 5,900,000 565,000 pos
Bob Phelps 3,450,000 -25,000 neg

Shulman Moves All In

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Bob Phelps was under the gun and opened for 320,000 only to have Allyn Jaffrey Shulman move all in from the small blind. Hoyt Corkins asked, "How much is that?" from the big blind, but found the 1.1 million total was too much and folded.

Phelps did the same and Shulman took down the pot.

Another for Phelps

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Action folded to Bob Phelps on the button and he raised to 320,000. Dennis Phillips defended from the small blind and it was heads-up to the {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop. Phillips proceeded to check-call a bet of 300,000 before checking the turn dark.

Phelps checked the {7-Clubs} back, and once again Phillips checked in the dark before seeing the next card, which was the {3-Spades}. Phelps checked right behind and rolled over {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, which was good enough to win the pot.

First Blood to Phelps

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

On the fourth hand of the day, action folded to Bob Phelps in the small blind and he called. Dennis Phillips checked his option in the big blind and it was heads-up to the {10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop, which went check-check. When the dealer burned and turned the {K-Diamonds}, Phelps took the initiative and led out for 300,000. Phillips gave it a quick thought and opted to fold.

Level 32 started


Four Remain; Phillips Leads

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Dennis Phillips
Dennis Phillips

Welcome back to what is sure to be the final day of Event 29: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship. After a long day of play yesterday that ended a bit after midnight, the final four players bagged and tagged their chips to return today and play for the gold.

Up for grabs is over $600,000 in first-place prize money and the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Leading the way is Dennis Phillips with over 43% of the chips in play. He's followed by Bob Phelps, two-time WSOP bracelet winner Hoyt Corkins and then Allyn Jaffrey Shulman, in that order.

Place Player Prize
1 Dennis Phillips 5,335,000
2 Bob Phelps 3,475,000
3 Hoyt Corkins 1,960,000
4 Allyn Jaffrey Shulman 1,620,000

Play is scheduled to kick off at noon and it doesn't seem like things will take too long as there are roughly 78 big blinds in play total. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the ongoing coverage.

Day 4 started

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

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Winner Allyn Jaffrey Shulman
Winning Hand ♣A♦10
Prize 603,713

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 120,000 / 240,000
Ante 40,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 3,715,200