The first event of the 2020 Seniors’ Series took place this afternoon. The kickoff to this exclusive series proved to be a huge success, attracting 213 entries to build a prize pool of $37,062, which dwarfed the $10,000 guarantee. Aside from the huge cash prizes, players were also competing for series leaderboard points. The top 40% of the field in each open event received points toward the series leaderboard; following the open events, the top 30 point earners will receive an entry into the Championship Event.
The chip lead changed hands several times during the early stages of play. Late in the day, as the money bubble approached, John Hosegrove found his place at the top of the leaderboard, and it proved to be one that he would not relinquish.
In the end, it came down to Hosegrove and Patrice Ravary. After a long day of poker, their heads-up match was brief, as the mounting blinds forced the action. The chips went in preflop, and both players watched with anticipation. It was for Hosegrove against Ravary’s . Hosegrove improved to two pair on the flop and coasted to victory from there.
Congratulations to the first Seniors’ Series champion of 2020, John Hosegrove!
Event #1 Champion: John Hosegrove, $6,062
Second Place: Patrice Ravary, $5,870
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