Event #30: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Welcome to Event #30: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship!

Today marks day one of our annual Seniors Championship here at the WSOP, which means that we’re more than half way through the 2011 WSOP events already! The Seniors Championship is reserved for players age 50 and over, and we can already see fountains of wisdom and experience filing into the Pavilion for their chance to claim WSOP glory. We do not know the exact number of entrants just yet, but the announcer has just informed us that they expect this year’s Seniors Event to be the largest in history.

Last year it was 78-year-old Harold Angle who claimed the $487,994 first-place prize and WSOP gold bracelet that goes with it. This proves that age is not a factor in one's ability to play great poker, which is just part of the reason that makes poker so great.

Stay tuned to PokerNews as we play through our first 10 levels on our way to crowning a new champion!