In 2016, James Moore topped a field of 1,476 entries in the Super Seniors Championship to lay hands on his first gold bracelet and $230,626, the biggest cash of his career! On Tuesday, Moore, 66, took down his second gold bracelet after once again winning the Super Seniors Event!
Moore's final battle for the title was against Florida's Kerry Goldberg. Goldberg had a big chip lead when the heads-up started, but Moore fought well and came out victorious around three hours later.
In the final hand, Goldberg went all in with his final 1.2 million in chips on the flop Q102. Moore instantly called with QJ, Goldberg showed J10.
The turn card was the J. This meant that both players had two pairs, however, Goldberg needed two hit a two-outer (10 or 10) on the river to win the pot and stay in the match.
The 4 completed the board and Kerry Goldberg finished as the runner-up for a $160,120 payday. James Moore received $259,230 in prize money as well as his second career bracelet! It was only his third cash at the World Series of Poker! Aside from the back-to-back wins, he cashed in the 2013 $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship.
This was the third edition of the Super Seniors Event. This year's event was the biggest one to date with 1,720 paid entries and a $1,548,000 prize pool, which the top 258 players received a share of. Notables who made it far in the event included actor James Woods (34th), Josef Monro (49th), Gary Gibbs (51st), Dan Lacourse (65th), Chris Bjorin (72nd, for his 84th lifetime WSOP cash), Tom Franklin (89th), and TJ Cloutier (174th).
Final Table Payouts:
1st: James Moore, $259,230
2nd: Kerry Goldberg, $160,120
3rd: John Isler, $115,357
4th: Veronica Daly, $84,005
5th: Ken Aldridge, $61,842
6th: Darrell Ticehurst, $46,029
7th: David Smith, $34,631
8th: Daniel Favreau, $26,365
9th: Terry Stuhldreher, $20,296