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2017 WSOP: Back-To-Back Titles For James Moore in Super Seniors Event

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Posted on 21 June 2017 by "T".

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 QClub10Spade2Heart. Moore instantly called with QSpadeJSpade, Goldberg showed JHeart10Diamond.

The turn card was the JDiamond. This meant that both players had two pairs, however, Goldberg needed two hit a two-outer (10Club or 10Heart) on the river to win the pot and stay in the match.

The 4Heart 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


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8 comments on "2017 WSOP: Back-To-Back Titles For James Moore in Super Seniors Event"

 doubletop77722/06/2017 07:48:27 GMT
Many congratulations to James Moore on winning his second bracelet and the first prize of $259,230. It is a quite remarkable achievement to win the same title two years running
 Gerimantas22/06/2017 18:55:17 GMT
Yes this is very strange to seen one guy winning tournament with more than 1000 players back to back for two years, this us so hard to do, it is so hard to win a single tournament with over 1000 players, but to repeat thus again next year is super hard and thus usn great result.
 Mober22/06/2017 19:49:46 GMT
At that point it was a call with any Q i believe Smile

Why there is a seniors poker tournament? I dont get it.
Does the game changing by age? Is it like soccer that you cant run as you used to,
when you were younger for example? Smile

Do you have to be above a certain age, to play on this one.
 dule-vu23/06/2017 00:41:48 GMT
and this I call WSOP tournament!not such a big buy in as in last days,but still very big prize pool for all and men had to be better against 1719 other players!congratulations to him on another bracelet and very nice amount!
 pajalnick23/06/2017 10:43:31 GMT
Very cool result !!! .... Of course it's very difficult to take the first place, but it's even harder to do it again in a year because there is psychological pressure .... this person is a real champion and maybe in a year he will make an incredible and again win this tournament ?
 Tony_MON7ANA23/06/2017 10:44:18 GMT
Huge congratulations go out to James Moore from New Jersey on being crowned champion of the 2017 WSOP Super Seniors event. He managed to win the event two years in a row. That is absolutely tremendous!
 pochui23/06/2017 12:14:19 GMT
yeah kinda agree with mober on the fact that a seniors tournament is a bit sh1tty idea, since poker is poker and age doesn't make a lot of difference, well maybe players just enjoy themselves more when they play with similar age group?
 Gerimantas24/06/2017 18:11:31 GMT
To talk about this idea of a seniors only tournament, i can only say like a senior myself that it is nice to talk and play with same age people because you think similar things talk about dimilar problems and there is no situations like youngsters talk to youngsters amd old guys eith old guys

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