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WSOP -- Michael Davis Wins Seniors Event

Davis Takes Home $437,358 and a Gold Bracelet for the Win


Michael DavisMichael Davis won the largest seniors no-limit hold’em poker tournament in history when he took home a gold bracelet in event No. 43 at the 2009 World Series of Poker on June 24. The 2,707 players that entered the 2009 $1,000 seniors no-limit hold’em world championship made it the largest seniors event on record. The total prize pool for the event was also a record ($2,463,700).

Davis walked away with $437,258 and a gold bracelet for the win. The top 270 players walked away with prize money in the event. The previous record for the largest seniors event was set last year, when 2,218 players entered the tournament. The year-over-year growth is 22 percent.

Here are the final results:

1. Michael Davis – $437,358
2. Scott Buller – $268,507
3. Barry Bounds – $179,210
4. Michael Morusty – $126,863
5. Charles Simon – $95,332
6. Dan DeLatorre – $76,118
7. Art Duncan – $64,047
8. Richard McCall – $56,903
9. Robert Beck – $53,208

Here are the elimination hands from the final table, as featured in’s live updates:

Robert Beck Eliminated in Ninth Place ($53,208)

Robert Beck and Michael Morusty took a flop of JSpade Suit 8Club Suit 6Diamond Suit. Morusty bet out 90,000 and Beck moved all in, which was instantly called by Morusty.

Morusty showed 6Heart Suit 6Club Suit, good for a set of sixes and Beck held KHeart Suit JDiamond Suit, flopping top pair. The turn was the 9Heart Suit, meaning that Beck was drawing dead and was eliminated.

Richard McCall Eliminated in Eighth Place ($56,908)

On a flop of QHeart Suit 7Heart Suit 2Heart Suit, Richard McCall moved the last of his chips in and was called by Dan DeLatorre, who showed KHeart Suit JHeart Suit, showing that he flopped a flush and was miles ahead of the QSpade Suit JDiamond Suit that was held by McCall.

The turn was the KDiamond Suit, which left McCall drawing dead and eliminated in eighth place. McCall earned $56,908 for his deep run in the tournament.

Art Duncan eliminated in Seventh Place ($64,047)

Charles Simon raised to 90,000 and Art Duncan moved all in. Simon made the call and they tabled their hands.

Simon showed KHeart Suit QSpade Suit and was ahead of the KClub Suit JHeart Suit of Duncan. The board ran out AClub Suit QDiamond Suit 6Diamond Suit 9Diamond Suit 9Heart Suit, keeping Simon in the lead and eliminating Duncan in seventh place.

Dan DeLatorre Eliminated in Sixth Place ($76,118)

Dan DeLatorre raised all in for 585,000 under the gun and Michael Morusty made the call. Their cards:

Morusty: KSpade Suit KHeart Suit
DeLatorre: QSpade Suit 4Spade Suit

Board: 8Diamond Suit 3Heart Suit 2Club Suit 6Heart Suit 8Club Suit

DeLatorre was eliminated in sixth place and Morusty held 1,725,000 after the hand.

Charles Simon Eliminated in Fifth Place ($95,332)

Scott Buller raised to 200,000 under the gun and Charles Simon reraised all in from the small blind. Buller made the call. Their cards:

Buller: ADiamond Suit KHeart Suit
Simon: AHeart Suit QDiamond Suit

Board: JDiamond Suit 6Club Suit 2Spade Suit KDiamond Suit 9Diamond Suit

Simon was eliminated in fifth place and Buller grew his stack to 3,950,000.

Michael Morusty Eliminated in Fourth Place ($126,863)

Scott Buller raised to 150,000 under the gun and Michael Morusty reraised. Buller quickly moved all in and Morusty made the all-in call. Their cards:

Buller: AClub Suit KHeart Suit
Morusty: ASpade Suit AHeart Suit

Board: KClub Suit 8Club Suit 3Club Suit 4Club Suit 7Club Suit

Buller made an ace-high flush and Morusty was eliminated in fourth place. Buller grew his stack to 5.8 million.

Barry Bounds Eliminated in Third Place ($179,210)

Michael Davis raised to 360,000 from the button and Barry Bounds reraised all in from the big blind. Davis made the call and they flipped up their cards:

Davis: ASpade Suit QSpade Suit
Bounds: AHeart Suit 6Diamond Suit

Board: 7Diamond Suit 4Heart Suit 2Spade Suit 5Spade Suit 8Spade Suit

Davis won the hand with a flush and Bounds was eliminated in third place. Davis held 2,780,000 after the hand.

Michael Davis Wins Event No. 43 ($437,358)

Scott Buller raised to 175,000 from the button and Michael Davis reraised to 600,000. Buller reraised all in and Davis made the call. Their cards:

Buller: AClub Suit JDiamond Suit
Davis: ASpade Suit 9Diamond Suit

Board: 5Diamond Suit 4Heart Suit 3Spade Suit 9Heart Suit 4Club Suit

Davis hit a 9 on the turn to win the hand and the tournament. He was awarded $437,358 and a gold bracelet. Buller was awarded $268,507 for his second-place finish.