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2018 WSOP: Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em won by Matthew Davis for $662,676

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Posted on 20 June 2018 by "T".

This year's WSOP Event #32 $1,000 Seniors NLHE has been won by Matthew Davis, who came out on top of 5,918 players to claim his very first WSOP gold bracelet and a fat sum of $662,983 as his first place prize money.

Last year, the total number of entrants was a record 5,389, but this year's 5,918 player field is now the biggest turnout for this event - generating a prizepool of $5,326,200.

This event is an unforgettable one for the 50-year-old college professor from Dublin, California, as this was the first year that Davis was eligible to compete in this tournament, since it requires participants to be 50 years of age or older. He teaches statistics at Chabot College in Haywood, California and has two previous WSOP cashes in 2007 and 2009 worth $7,459.

The final day of the event had 8 players return to compete for the title, with Gary Friedlander as the chip leader. Davis was tied with Bill Stabler in second place at the table.

By the time the final two players took a dinner break, Stabler had a 4-to-3 lead, but when play resumed Davis was on a roll. He managed to regain the lead and went further to get a 3-to-1 advantage before the final hand was dealt.

It took Davis just 15 hands to turn the tables and win the event shortly before 7:30pm last Sunday, June 17.

The final was as follows:
Davis: KDiamond8Diamond

Stabler: 5Diamond3Spade

The board revealed: 6Diamond3Heart2Diamond6Club8Club

The final card on the river made Davis' hand much superior than Stabler's, thus making Davis the top winner of this event.

Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results






Matthew Davis

United States



Bill Stabler

United States



Scott Hamilton-Hill

New Zealand



Gary Friedlander

United States



Bill Bennett

United States



Rachel Delatorre

United States



Frank Berry

United States



Joe Schulman

United States



Thad Smith

United States



Sotirios Zafiris

United States




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7 comments on "2018 WSOP: Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold''em won by Matthew Davis for $662,676"

 pochui20/06/2018 20:51:18 GMT
ok this is an interesting idea to have a seniors only tournament... probably kinda a tournament to hang out with folks of your age and don't get intimidated by youngsters who sometimes play a very loose and wild game at the poker tables
 doubletop77721/06/2018 07:41:20 GMT
Many congratulations to Matthew Davis on winning his first bracelet. I hadn't realised that they had started doing a seniors' tournament and what a great initiative it has been with record entrants
 pajalnick21/06/2018 11:54:28 GMT
and again a new poker player gets the first bracelet .... it seems to me that the bracelets have recently played too much and their value has dropped significantly compared to the previous years ... of course this is a prestigious award and it's hard to overestimate its value
 CALICUL21/06/2018 19:35:04 GMT
To understand, all these players 5918 were over 50 years old because was seniors wsop tournament? very many players and is an exceptional number. The wives of others who have not finished the money have something to say? Smile Congratulations to players at the final table, especially for the winner.
 Mober21/06/2018 20:41:32 GMT
With only 1k buy in this tournament was on"fire: from the number of players in.
That made it a bit more difficult to hit the money, but of course it raised the prize
Good payouts and not only for the first place.
 Nightkid28/06/2018 16:58:55 GMT
Congratulations to the winner Matthew Davis of the WSOP Event # 32 $ 1,000 Seniors NLHE who had to fight it with a total of 5,918 players to claim his first WSOP gold bracelet and a large sum of $ 662,983 which was his first prize and which was not this is not bad for being his first tournament won: D hopefully just a little bit of his luck hahaha Cool
 Tony_MON7ANA05/08/2018 11:21:22 GMT
Boom! Massive well done to Matthew Davis, who topped a field of 5,918 entrants to win the $1,000 buy-in Seniors No-Limit Hold'em tournament! I can't believe I will be classified as a senior citizen in 6 years! Time passes so quickly.

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