Monday June 18, 2012 : SENIORS BATTLE IT OUT AT WORLD SERIES OF POKER (Update)
Event 29 – only seven left of 4128 players
One of the biggest fields so far at this year's World Series of Poker is currently playing down to a winner, with just seven survivors from a field of 4,128 left around the final table at the Rio when InfoPowa went to press Monday morning.
Former World Series of Poker main event champ Dennis Phillips was holding a comfortable chip lead in event 29, the $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Senior Championship, opposed by closest rival Hoyt Corkins and Bill Stabler, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman, Stuart Spear and Bob Phelps – in chip count order.
Play had reached level 30 with blinds of 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante, and average chip count around 2,064,000.
Latest statistics released by World Series of Poker show that entries are down slightly on last year – about 3 percent – at 28,394 entries, generating just on $44.9 million in prize money, a decline of about 15 percent on 2011, although that is likely to be adjusted as the 2012 edition moves forward, especially with the million dollar buy-in Big One for One Drop charity event.