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James Moore Goes Back-To-Back In World Series of Poker Super Seniors Event

Moore Tops Record 1,720-Player Field To Earn Second Bracelet and $259,230


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Does the above winner photo look familiar to you? That’s because James Moore has successfully defended his 2016 World Series of Poker title in the $1,000 buy-in Super Seniors event.

It’s almost unheard of given the massive fields at the WSOP, but the 66-year-old who resides in New Hope, Pennsylvania managed to navigate a record turnout of 1,720 players to notch back-to-back victories and add $259,230 to his bankroll.

James Moore In 2016Moore even wore the same hat as he posed for his second bracelet photo in as many years.

“I am shell-shocked at this point,” Moore told WSOP reporters after his win, adding that he would be back to defend his title in 2018. In total, the practicing physiologist has earned $489,856 in this event over the last two years. His only other WSOP cash game in the 2013 Seniors event.

The event was open to players 65 years or older. Notables who finished in the money included Ken Aldridge (5th), James Woods (34th), Chris Bjorin (72nd), Tom Franklin (89th), T.J. Cloutier (174th), Fred Berger (205th), Susie Isaacs (211th),

The last player to win the same event in back-to-back years at the WSOP was Tuan Le, who won the $10,000 2-7 lowball championship in 2014 and 2015. Thang Luu took down the $1,500 Omaha eight-or-better tournament in both 2008 and 2009.

Here’s a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Payout
1 James Moore $259,230
2 Kerry Goldberg $160,120
3 John Isler $115,357
4 Veronica Daly $84,005
5 Ken Aldridge $61,842
6 Darrell Ticehurst $46,029
7 David Smith $34,641
8 Daniel Favreau $26,365
9 Terry Stuhldreher $20,296

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