WSOP Event #30 and Event #31 - $1,000 Seniors NLHE Championship and $3,000 PLO

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2011. June 21.
<strong>James Hess</strong> won the <em>WSOP</em> Championship for players over the age of 50, the $1,000 Seniors NLHE (Event #30). The golden bracelet for winning the $3,000 PLO event (<em>WSOP </em>#31) went for $10,000 PLH Championship 3rd finisher <strong>Sam Stein</strong>.
On Day 3 of WSOP Event #30 $1,000 Seniors NLHE Championship 37 players started playing for a seat at the 9-handed final table. At Level 25 (5,000/15,000/30,000) it was to be set as follows:

WSOP Event 30 Final Table Stacks

First out was Leo Whitt, followed by Walter Browne, Charles Cohen, James Jewell and Gregory Alston. In the slow-paced game that rarely featured postflop action, Hess eliminated Joseph Bolnick in 4th and Craig Koch in 3rd place, winning with a kicker on both occasions. The heads-up then was over in a mere 10 minutes.

In the last hand, Richard Harwood limped first, Hess checked and the flop came {#}6 {#}9 {#}6 . They both shoved:

Hess: {#}6 {#}T
Harwood: {#}T {#}9

Turn: {#}Q
River: {#}3

James Hess
James Hess

Hess won his first WSOP bracelet with a three of a kind. The end results can be seen below.

WSOP Event 30 Final Table Winnings

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Sam ‘KingKobeMVP’ Stein had the chiplead over the field of 26 players in the beginning of Day 3 of WSOP Event #31 $3,000 PLO. The 9-handed final table was played down to with the elimination of Tex Barch at Level 22 (8,000/16,000):

WSOP Event 31 Final Table Stacks

Following shortstack Dilyan Kovachev, Austin Scott, Brock Parker and Zimnan Ziyard got eliminated. Adam Junglen, who played his second final table in this year’s WSOP, was out in 5th place before Christian Harder and Warren Fund were also railed.

Stein started the half an hour long heads-up with 4,245,000 in chips against Ben Lamb’s 1,920,000. In the last hand, they pushed their stacks on the {#}3 {#}K {#}J {#}T board:

Lamb: {#}Q {#}J {#}9 {#}4
Stein: {#}A {#}Q {#}J {#}6

River: {#}2

Sam Stein
Sam Stein

After a PCA Main Event 4th and a WSOP $10,000 PLH Championship 3rd finish so far this year, Stein won the golden bracelet with a straight. The payout was as follows:

WSOP Event 31 Final Table Winnings

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