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


Day 3 completed

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Event 29: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 3 completed

Day Three Ends With Phillips on Top

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Dennis Phillips
Dennis Phillips

Day 3 has come to an end, and only four players remain. The plan was to finish tonight, but the decision was made and all four players will return tomorrow at 12:00 PM to finish it out.

Dennis Phillips possesses the chip lead with 5,335,000 and spent his day climbing back from the brink of elimination. Eventually after winning enough hands he overtook the lead and now looks to be in prime position to claim his first World Series of Poker bracelet.

Second in chips is Bob Phelps who spent his day acquiring chips and becoming the fan favorite to the crowd. Phelps sky rocketed to the top of the counts after he delivered the knock-out blow to William Stabler.

Third in chips is Hoyt Corkins who has been short stacked for the majority of the day, finding few spots but making the most of them. Corkins has quietly stayed around the entire day, rarely saying a word and raking in a pot every so often.

Bagging the least of the four was Allyn Jaffrey Shulman who had some big moments through out the day, knocking out Stuart Spear and doubling up when she needed to.

All four players have the talent and the determination to be crowned champion, they will just have to wait until 12:00 PM tomorrow to find out who comes out on top. Stay tuned here to PokerNews for all the updates and results.

Bagging and Tagging

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

The players have wrapped up play for the night and are bagging and tagging their chips. We'll have a recap posted shortly.

Phillips Takes One More

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Action folded to Bob Phelps in the small blind and he made the call. In the big blind, Dennis Phillips checked to see the flop come down {K-Spades}{J-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. Both players checked.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and paired the board. Phelps bet 150,000 and Phillips called to see the {J-Clubs} double pair the board on the river. Phelps checked and Phillips slid out 500,000. Phelps folded and Phillips won the pot.

Chip Counts
Dennis Phillips 5,550,000 -150,000 neg
Bob Phelps 3,600,000 -300,000 neg

Seven More Hands

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

The players will only play seven more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

River Bet

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Hoyt Corkins limped from the button, Bob Phelps folded the small blind, and Dennis Phillips checked his option. Both players saw the {k-Hearts}{2-Spades}{Q-Spades} flop, and both players checked.

The {6-Diamonds} on the turn saw a repeat of action as both players knuckled the felt again. The river {5-Spades} though lead to a bet of 350,000 from Phillips. Corkins took a few seconds before making the call, and was shown {6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} by Phillips. Corkins couldn't beat two pair and threw away his cards.

Chip Counts
Dennis Phillips 5,700,000 1,650,000 pos
Hoyt Corkins 1,450,000 -850,000 neg

William Stabler Eliminated in 5th Place ($147,605)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
William Stabler - 5th Place
William Stabler - 5th Place

From under the gun, William Stabler put his last 255,000 into the middle and action folded over to Allyn Jaffrey Shulman on the button. She reraised to 500,000 and everyone else folded.

Shulman: {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}
Stabler: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

The flop was {A-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Shulman jumped in front with top pair of aces. The turn was the {2-Hearts} to provide some chop outs for Stabler, but the river {K-Hearts} only gave Shulman two pair.

That sent Stabler out the door and he took home nearly $150,000 for his effort.

Chip Counts
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman 2,850,000 450,000 pos
William Stabler Busted

Fan Favorite Phelps

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Bob Phelps
Bob Phelps

Bob Phelps raised it up to 300,000 from the hijack position and the bigger stack, William Stabler moved all in from the cut off. The table folded around back to Phelps and he made the call.

Phelps: {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Stabler: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}, Stabler was still ahead but Phelps grabbed hold of a flush draw. The {A-Spades} on the turn put the advantage in Phelps' favor and the {K-Diamonds} on the river sealed the deal. Stabler has basically been crippled now holding only two big blinds.

The crowd here seems to be big fans of Phelps cheering every time he wins a hand.

Chip Counts
Bob Phelps 3,900,000 2,600,000 pos
William Stabler 240,000 -1,600,000 neg

Stuart Spear Eliminated in 6th Place ($110,416)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Stuart Spear - 6th Place
Stuart Spear - 6th Place

Stuart Spear's tournament has ended in sixth place. He was just eliminated by Allyn Jaffrey Shulman and took home over $110,000 for his finish.

Action folded to Spear in the small blind and he moved all in for 640,000. Shulman asked for a count, then made the call with the {A-Spades}{8-Spades}. Spear held the {K-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}.

The flop came down clean for Shulman and desolate for Spear when the {Q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} fell. The turn was the {J-Spades} and made things interesting by giving Spear some extra outs. The river was the {7-Diamonds}, though, and Spear had completely whiffed. He was eliminated while Shulman moved to 2.4 million.

Chip Counts
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman 2,400,000 625,000 pos
Stuart Spear Busted

Shulman Shoves On Spear

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Action folded to Stuart Spear in the small blind and he raised to 300,000. Allyn Jaffrey Shulman was in the big blind and reraised all in for approximately 1.4 million. Spear gave it up and Shulman won the pot.

Chip Counts
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman 1,775,000 -5,000 neg
Stuart Spear 825,000 -625,000 neg
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Winner Allyn Jaffrey Shulman
Winning Hand ♣A♦10
Prize 603,713

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 15,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 3,715,200