Day 3 of Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship turned out to be a memorable day of WSOP action as 148 starting players became just 16 after nearly 12 hours of scintillating poker with all remaining players making a huge jump in payouts.
Bagging the overwhelming chip lead at the end of the night was Christopher Cummings who finished with 22,650,000 which is well over double the second largest stack and is one-fifth of the chips remaining. The Houston, TX native emerged as a chip leader in the middle part of the day and just continued to climb from there, eliminating several players.
Second in chips with 9,700,000 was Dennis Jensen who is enjoying quite a successful and fun ride in what he says is his first ever WSOP event.
Right on his heel in third place was Daniel Lujano with 9,325,000.
There is a drop-off from the third place stack to fourth where Eric Sunde sits with 7,325,000 and Todd Hansen rounds out the top five stacks with 7,315,000.
As the day progressed many of the well-known players began to drop including Allen Kessler who hit the rail early in the day in 144th place, Barry Greenstein in 89th place, Eli Elezra in 47th place, Pat Lyons in 26th and finally John Mcnaughton was the last elimination of the night in 17th place.
The remaining 16 will return to play on the outer feature tables for Day 4 tomorrow in the Amazon Room at 10 a.m. local time. Updates will be given in regards to how long play will be on Day 4, so keep things locked on PokerNews for all of the coverage.
Seat Draw for Day 4
|Amazon||1||1||Robert Mcmillan||United States||5,230,000|
|Amazon||1||2||Daniel Lujano||United States||9,325,000|
|Amazon||1||3||Robert Davis||United States||5,380,000|
|Amazon||1||4||Alexander Hill||United States||2,360,000|
|Amazon||1||6||Daniel Stebbins||United States||5,695,000|
|Amazon||1||7||Christopher Cummings||United States||22,765,000|
|Amazon||1||8||Chris Wa||United States||4,850,000|
|Amazon||1||9||Steven Powers||United States||4,060,000|
|Amazon||2||1||Jonathan Ingalls||United States||5,850,000|
|Amazon||2||3||Stuart Hosen||United States||7,305,000|
|Amazon||2||4||Edward Zidd||United States||680,000|
|Amazon||2||5||Louis Cheffy||United States||7,065,000|
|Amazon||2||6||Todd Hansen||United States||7,315,000|
|Amazon||2||7||Eric Sunde||United States||7,330,000|
|Amazon||2||8||Kenneth Wroblewski||United States||350,000|
|Amazon||2||9||Dennis Jensen||United States||9,000,000|