Dennis Phillips going for bracelet at WSOP record tournament

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posted Monday Jun 18th 2012 at 07:09 PM

by Oscar Vallet

At this year's event #29 ($1,000 Seniors NL Hold'Em) 33 players are left out of staggering 4,128 who started. Two well-known profiles in the shape of Dennis Phillips and Hoyt Corkins are well-positioned to do some good!

The former Team PokerStars Pro Dennis Phillips made a name for himself at the WSOP Main Event in 2008 where he finished 3rd for $4,500,000. 

Since then the American has had a few good cashes on the nice side of $100,000 - among those a win at a $1,100 WSOP Circuit tournament in October last year.  

Now Phillips is once again closing in on a great result. In the record-breaking big event #29 ($1,000 Seniors NL Hold'Em) he's among the remaining 33 players out of the 4,128 who started. 

The massive field is actually the biggest one-day-turn up in the history of the WSOP. Even the previous Main Events with close to 10,000 players were beaten because the registrations were spread out over 4 days. 

Another seasoned pro Hoyt Corkins is breathing heavily down Phillips' neck in 7th place. The over-50 tournament is lead by Kevin DeTienne whose got twice the stack of no2, Radwan Khuri. 

Top10 of event #29 (4,128 players @ $1,000)

1.  Kevin DeTienne 1.325.000
2.  Radwan Khuri 686.000
3.  John Freemon 678.000
4.  William Stabler 671.000
5.  Allyn Jaffrey Schulman 646.000
6.  Dennis Phillips 576.000
7.  Hoyt Corkins 541.000
8.  Martin Fitzmaurice 530.000
9.  Harold Kruger 507.000
10. Bob Phelps 443.000

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