The 2017 WSOP $1,000 buy-in Seniors championship no-limit hold’em event also concluded, and just like past years, this year as well, it attracted a field of 5,389 which is a record.
The event turnout up more than 19 percent, last year the event recorded the participation of 4,499 players. Talking about the prize pool of the event, then it created the prize pool of $4,850,100. Thanks to the incredible number of participants.
The tournament, allowed the players who are 50 years of age or older than that. In the end of the event the big share of that money was won by Frank Maggio who is now 56-year-old. Maggio is from the Calumet City, Illinois after winning the event got the prize of $617,303 and in addition to that he got his life’s first gold bracelet of the WSOP.
After winning the event Maggio said, “Ever since I turned 50, I come here to play in the event of seniors. A couple of years back, I cashed, but this year the event gave me a big surprise.”
This was the first time Maggio made his way to the WSOP final table, and he won it also. Now his name will added in the record books as the winner of the largest ever WSOP seniors championship.
The event was slated originally to last only for three days, but when organizers saw the turnout, then they added another day and the fourth day was added in the tournament for the final table. Maggio made to the final table with nine players and in second chip position. One by one he outlasted all the players and emerged as the winner of the tournament. William Murray was the last opponent of Maggio and he finished in 2nd position.