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 …
Play is now moving fast and all three players just went all in. Hoesgrove flopped trip sevens and took out Amirault, and Patrice Ravary is now on life support. Hosegrove: Amirault: Ravary: 3rd Place: Robert Amirault, $5,195
John Hosegrove was leading for hours today but ran into some bad spots on the final table and eventually lost almost 90% of his stack. He has however been on a heater over the last level and just made quad queens against Amirault. He is chipping up nicely!
As expected, play opened up following the ICM chop of the remaining prize pool. Vincent Bouchard found his spot to move all in when he looked down at an ace. Robert Amirault made the call. Amirault flopped a pair of queens to take a lead that he would not relinquish. Bouchard was sent to the rail in fourth place. 4th Place: Vincent Bouchard, $4,465
The four finalists have agreed to an ICM chop of the remaining prize pool. The players will receive the following payouts: Vincent Bouchard, 650,000 chips, $4,465 John Hosegrove, 1,040,000 chips, $4,980 Robert Amirault, 1,255,000 chips, $5,195 Patrice Ravary, 2,370,000 chips, $5,870 There is an additional $1,082 on the line for the eventual winner. Play continues at the final table.