Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship
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"Miami" John Cernuto aux commandes, Antonin Teisseire dans le Top 10 à l'issue du Jour 1a

• Niveau 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
John Cernuto

After a lengthy 14 hours on the felt, Day 1a of Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship has concluded.

A total of 2,432 players entered or re-entered before late registration closed for the day. After a solid eleven 60-minute levels of play, 486 seniors bagged and tagged at the end of the day and will return and join their Day 1b counterparts when they combine for Day 2 on October 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local (PST) time.

The day’s action played fast and friendly. Many notables were in attendance, with quite a few of them bagging up for Day 2. The Day 1a chip leader is George Bronstein (585,000) followed by Tim Killday (433,000). Hot on his heels is fan-favorite “Miami” John Cernuto (355,500) who will be looking to add a fourth WSOP gold bracelet to his collection. Eli Elezra (112,500) will continue chasing bracelet number five with an above-average stack. Also, still in the hunt and headed into Day 2 near the top of the chip counts is Poker Hall of Famer JJ Lui (170,000).

End of Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1George BronsteinUnited States585,000
2Tim KilldayUnited States433,000
3John ThorntonUnited States373,000
4John CernutoUnited States355,500
5David SlaughterUnited States351,500
6Edward ZiddUnited States346,000
7Angela JordisonUnited States341,000
8Joseph BeasyUnited States334,000
9Antonin TeisseireFrance331,000
10Giuseppe IadiserniaVenezuela330,500

Other top pros were not as fortunate and exited on Day 1a before the bagging and tagging stage. Dan Heimiller, Tom McCormick, Matt Glantz, Tom McEvoy, and reigning champion Howard Mash all had their day ended early but may opt to return as every player that did not bag a single chip is eligible to give it another try on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local (PST) time for Day 1b.

Please stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship with Day 1b on Thursday, October 28, 2021, when the cards will be in the air at 10:00 a.m. local (PST) time.

Tags: Dan HeimillerEli ElezraHoward MashJohn CernutoMatt GlantzTom McCormickTom McEvoy