Ken Lind tops 4,406 in Seniors event

Updated: June 18, 2013, 12:21 AM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

Editor's note: A replay of this final table can be found on demand at ESPN3.com.

On Friday in Las Vegas, an astounding 4,407 players ages 50-and-up created a record-setting field at the 2013 World Series of Poker Seniors World Championship. Ken Lind, a 68-year-old retiree from Utah, scratched off one item from his bucket list and turned the life experience into a life-altering $634,809 on Monday, as he emerged from the masses as champion in his first WSOP event. Lind earned a gold WSOP bracelet and the Golden Eagle trophy, which is passed on annually to the champion of the Seniors event.

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WSOP.com Ken Lind defeated a record-setting field of 4,407 players in the 2013 Seniors World Championship.

"I put this on my bucket list about six or eight years ago," Lind said to the WSOP. "I have been pushing it off every year, but finally my wife talked me into doing it. She said, 'Before you start pushing grass up, go do it!' So, I said OK. I thought, if I play a couple of hours or so, that would be good. But to be sitting here after three days? I don't know what to say."

The 22-year Army veteran had never played in a tournament bigger than "10 or 12 tables" and worked his way through three grueling days to reach the final table. Once there, he needed 224 hands to outlast his opponents, including runner-up finisher Dana Ott, and two-time WSOP Circuit ring winner John Holley (third).

"This is beyond a dream. Beyond it," he said. "I just wanted to compete."

The Seniors event has grown in each of the past 10 years and for the second year in a row, offered a field of more than 4,000 players. The oldest participant was 92-year-old Herman Moonves.

Other notable finishers included Hoyt Corkins (23rd), Larry Wright (26th), Dan Heimiller (39th), Chris Bjorin (45th) and Robert Varkonyi (73rd).

Below are the complete results of Event 26 at the 2013 World Series of Poker:

Event 26: Seniors World Championship
Buy-in: $1,000
Entries: 4,407
Prize pool: $3,966,300
Players in the money: 441

1. Kenneth Lind ($634,809)
2. Dana Ott ($390,601)
3. John Holley ($283,312)
4. Barry Bashist ($209,856)
5. Randolph Spain ($156,629)
6. Michel Bouskila ($117,799)
7. James Miller ($89,281)
8. Jack Ernest Ward ($68,180)
9. Fernando Halac ($52,474)
10. Stephen Lutz ($40,694)
11. Jerrold Jackson ($40,694)
12. Steven Albini ($40,694)
13. Jim Downend ($31,809)
14. James McClendon ($31,809)
15. Michael Thorpe ($31,809)
16. Kimberley Kilroy ($25,027)
17. George Wright ($25,027)
18. Harold Kizzire ($25,027)
19. Lacy Wills ($19,871)
20. Jo Iannello ($19,871)
21. Timothy McCarthy ($19,871)
22. Scott Wanzer ($19,871)
23. Hoyt Corkins ($19,871)
24. Aubyn Shettle ($19,871)
25. Mark Kroon ($19,871)
26. Larry Wright ($19,871)
27. Charles Goldstein ($19,871)
28. Daryl Katz ($15,865)
29. Raymond Spencer ($15,865)
30. Pablo Gonzalez ($15,865)
31. William Lux ($15,865)
32. Gary Margolis ($15,865)
33. Jimmy Earnest ($15,865)
34. Ronald Chomko ($15,865)
35. Thomas Lutjens ($15,865)
36. Al Homsi ($15,865)
37. Ricky Crandell ($12,771)
38. Paul Lui ($12,771)
39. Dan Heimiller ($12,771)
40. Mike Jaramillo ($12,771)
41. Alan Losoff ($12,771)
42. Randall Rapp ($12,771)
43. Alex Kunichoff ($12,771)
44. Cynthia Foster ($12,771)
45. Chris Bjorin ($12,771)
46. Lloyd Crisp ($10,352)
47. William Misener ($10,352)
48. Coleman Terry ($10,352)
49. John Sloat ($10,352)
50. Richard Langdon ($10,352)
51. Ronald Digirolamo ($10,352)
52. William Mcadams ($10,352)
53. William Gray ($10,352)
54. Anthony Wise ($10,352)
55. Pablo Estrada ($8,448)
56. Thomas Jennings ($8,448)
57. Russell Fenoglio ($8,448)
58. Dalton Dawkins ($8,448)
59. Mark Estes ($8,448)
60. Vernon Vollertsen ($8,448)
61. Yucel Eminoglu ($8,448)
62. Richard Gross ($8,448)
63. Fred Berger ($8,448)
64. Gary Nishida ($6,941)
65. William Higgins ($6,941)
66. Robert Cheung ($6,941)
67. Ronald Rindone ($6,941)
68. Christopher Adlesh ($6,941)
69. Steve Trivelpiece ($6,941)
70. Steven Snyder ($6,941)
71. Paul Schulze ($6,941)
72. Ron Jenkins ($6,941)
73. Robert Varkonyi ($5,751)
74. Bradford Weiss ($5,751)
75. Steven Owens ($5,751)
76. Timothy Gauthier ($5,751)
77. Elizabeth Hingsbergen ($5,751)
78. John Green ($5,751)
79. James Shafer ($5,751)
80. Stephen Nussrallah ($5,751)
81. Hans Werner Pfister ($5,751)
82. Jim Feist ($4,799)
83. William Cotter ($4,799)
84. Bruce Rosen ($4,799)
85. Stephen Krogness ($4,799)
86. James Warren ($4,799)
87. Herbert Karp ($4,799)
88. Larry Doan ($4,799)
89. Gerald Smith ($4,799)
90. Michael Menza ($4,799)
91. Steven Waldron ($4,045)
92. Duane Gerleman ($4,045)
93. Charles Weaver ($4,045)
94. Harvey Shenberg ($4,045)
95. Harry Oxford ($4,045)
96. David Cummins ($4,045)
97. Robert Jr Durant ($4,045)
98. Lawrence Schirmer ($4,045)
99. Dong Tao ($4,045)
100. Carmino Argiero ($3,411)
101. Vafa Kamali ($3,411)
102. Stephen Hester ($3,411)
103. Paul Fleischer ($3,411)
104. Young Ji ($3,411)
105. Anthony Cribelli ($3,411)
106. Beth Gains ($3,411)
107. Richard Becker ($3,411)
108. Joseph Glazier ($3,411)
109. Rick Hartl ($3,411)
110. Jamal Sawaqdeh ($3,411)
111. Russell Diaz ($3,411)
112. Roger Brooks ($3,411)
113. Bruce Poster ($3,411)
114. Donnacha O'Dea ($3,411)
115. Timothy Oneil ($3,411)
116. John Laudon ($3,411)
117. Larry Weeks ($3,411)
118. Edward Hayes ($3,411)
119. Rick Hollman ($3,411)
120. Axel Werner ($3,411)
121. Elias Celaya ($3,411)
122. Jeffrey Roberts ($3,411)
123. Richard Spring ($3,411)
124. Rick Waldrip ($3,411)
125. John Strzemp ($3,411)
126. Debra Baughman ($3,411)
127. Ralph Wetterhahn ($3,411)
128. Tho Ha ($3,411)
129. Michael Halford ($3,411)
130. Joseph Aronesty ($3,411)
131. Jeff Norman ($3,411)
132. Roger Franco ($3,411)
133. Brant Taylor ($3,411)
134. Roland Reparejo ($3,411)
135. David Tucker ($3,411)
136. Mark Galfond ($3,411)
137. Raymond Delagnes ($3,411)
138. Blair Knoll ($3,411)
139. Brian Sponsler ($3,411)
140. Rizqallah Abusiam ($3,411)
141. John Senycz ($3,411)
142. James Mitchell ($3,411)
143. Lora Stewart ($3,411)
144. Terry Heineman ($3,411)
145. Karim Canoun ($3,411)
146. Miklos Hever ($3,411)
147. Terry Wong ($3,411)
148. Ian Riley ($3,411)
149. James Moore ($3,411)
150. David Gomersall ($3,411)
151. Mike Walker ($3,411)
152. Charles Leonard ($3,411)
153. Gary Hill ($3,411)
154. Joy Oates ($3,411)
155. Micahel Smith ($3,411)
156. Otis Gardner ($3,411)
157. Gary La Duca ($3,411)
158. Marsha Wolak ($3,411)
159. Randy Oaks ($3,411)
160. Joseph Dornish ($3,411)
161. Barry Seidman ($3,411)
162. Mark Dusza ($3,411)
163. Edithe Habagat ($2,895)
164. Douglas Bruce ($2,895)
165. Edward Pike ($2,895)
166. Blaine Powell ($2,895)
167. Raymond Purdy ($2,895)
168. Dale Sinor ($2,895)
169. Salah Levy ($2,895)
170. Roy Shimada ($2,895)
171. Louie Lewis ($2,895)
172. Jack Deutsch ($2,895)
173. David Bucklen ($2,895)
174. Gregory Lofton ($2,895)
175. Michael Moore ($2,895)
176.. Roy Jones ($2,895)
177. Adam Varrenti ($2,895)
178. Randy Lowery ($2,895)
179. Ellen Huot ($2,895)
180. David Cubeta ($2,895)
181. Richard Korbin ($2,895)
182. Mark Surdyka ($2,895)
183. Robert Deso ($2,895)
184. Jeff Katz ($2,895)
185. Leon Laviolette ($2,895)
186. Robert White ($2,895)
187. Rodney Bridge ($2,895)
188. Theodore McCollom ($2,895)
189. Kenneth Billings ($2,895)
190. Brad Press ($2,895)
191. Calvin Dardis ($2,895)
192. Eloy Garcia ($2,895)
193. Val Wood ($2,895)
194. Larry Compton ($2,895)
195. David Anderson ($2,895)
196. William Harrison ($2,895)
197. Shannon Shepherd ($2,895)
198. Howard Stoner ($2,895)
199. David Moriarty ($2,895)
200. Steve Lamb ($2,895)
201. James Johnson ($2,895)
202. John Kirby ($2,895)
203. Robert Musser ($2,895)
204. Gregory Akins ($2,895)
205. Benjamin Wilson ($2,895)
206. Mose Wyde ($2,895)
207. Richard Abe ($2,895)
208. Richard Moore ($2,895)
209. Robert Pribyl ($2,895)
210. Robert Bakovic ($2,895)
211. Don Hooper ($2,895)
212. Jim Voigt ($2,895)
213. Boulos Estafanous ($2,895)
214. Judd Halenza ($2,895)
215. Daniel Geyser ($2,895)
216. Kevin DeTienne ($2,895)
217. Thomas Sanduski ($2,895)
218. Jamey Kramer ($2,895)
219. James Martini ($2,895)
220. Randy Kritzer ($2,895)
221. Richard Saine ($2,895)
222. Raymond Steiner ($2,895)
223. Robert Young ($2,895)
224. Alfred Ahlm ($2,895)
225. James Frank ($2,895)
226. Jack Brazington ($2,498)
227. John Tippit ($2,498)
228. James Gorgei ($2,498)
229. Robert Doty ($2,498)
230. Clifford Mathews ($2,498)
231. Richard Mauro ($2,498)
232. Richard Harris ($2,498)
233. Mary Walker ($2,498)
234. Kyriakos Karoutsos ($2,498)
235. Mark Wells ($2,498)
236. Arnold Davenport ($2,498)
237. Glenn Hatch ($2,498)
238. Kathy Gordon ($2,498)
239. Roger Sippl ($2,498)
240. David Day ($2,498)
241. Alan Lansky ($2,498)
242. Scott Strable ($2,498)
243. Tina Bergstrom ($2,498)
244. Joseph Davidman ($2,498)
245. Harry Tomishima ($2,498)
246. Kenneth Hunter ($2,498)
247. Charles Gassner ($2,498)
248. Paul Mcmullin ($2,498)
249. Marcel Sabag ($2,498)
250. Roger Hale ($2,498)
251. Richard Whitebrook ($2,498)
252. Jadie Tsang ($2,498)
253. Steven Flacco ($2,498)
254. Remedios Patalinghug ($2,498)
255. Herman Reynolds ($2,498)
256. Fred Fisher ($2,498)
257. Robert Gibbs ($2,498)
258. Gregory Anda ($2,498)
259. David Moskowitz ($2,498)
260. Robert Foster ($2,498)
261. Shawn Lober ($2,498)
262. William Murray ($2,498)
263. Alan Weiland ($2,498)
264. Ablahad Salim ($2,498)
265. William Seward ($2,498)
266. Steven Baker ($2,498)
267. Jack Stewart ($2,498)
268. Richard Winberg ($2,498)
269. Timothy Stilson ($2,498)
270. Jeff Bertoni ($2,498)
271. Laurence Lubliner ($2,498)
272. Michiel Ros ($2,498)
273. William Gray ($2,498)
274. Roy Davis ($2,498)
275. Daniel Orr ($2,498)
276. Frank Williams ($2,498)
277. Michael Tomaselli ($2,498)
278. Michael Schwartz ($2,498)
279. Harold Kirkpatrick ($2,498)
280. Randy Beauregard ($2,498)
281. Xiamei Zuo ($2,498)
282. George Alex ($2,498)
283. David Starkey ($2,498)
284. Jeffrey Markowitz ($2,498)
285. George Hardie ($2,498)
286. Scott Sommerdorf ($2,498)
287. Lonnie Smith ($2,498)
288. Camillo Calabrese ($2,498)
289. Jerry Leva ($2,498)
290. Jerry Probst ($2,498)
291. Marshall Fay ($2,498)
292. Stephen Littlejohn ($2,498)
293. James Leinenbach ($2,498)
294. Wayne Levy ($2,498)
295. John Juliano ($2,498)
296. Dennis Sheehan ($2,498)
297. Gary Bain ($2,498)
298. Steven Barnes ($2,181)
299. Curtis Hamblin ($2,181)
300. Larry Landgraf ($2,181)
301. Robert Eustice ($2,181)
302. Scott Zakheim ($2,181)
303. Michael Brain ($2,181)
304. Stephen Krieg ($2,181)
305. Duffy Riebe ($2,181)
306. Michael Herbert ($2,181)
307. Steven Heater ($2,181)
308. Bill Halpern ($2,181)
309. Russell Boutin ($2,181)
310. Lyle Richards ($2,181)
311. Jay Heimowitz ($2,181)
312. Michael Stahlberg ($2,181)
313. Tony Marshall ($2,181)
314. Theodore Etter ($2,181)
315. Robert Proper ($2,181)
316. Robert Henderson ($2,181)
317. Pascal Delannoy ($2,181)
318. Edward Singelyn ($2,181)
319. Scott Miller ($2,181)
320. Leroy Oneil ($2,181)
321. Joanne Haas ($2,181)
322. Bryan Gray ($2,181)
323. Jeffrey Dambrosia ($2,181)
324. Louis Bonnecaze ($2,181)
325. Kevin Bennett ($2,181)
326. Brian Nadell ($2,181)
327. Amelio Amato ($2,181)
328. Jaime Torres ($2,181)
329. Steven Powers ($2,181)
330. John Sandberg ($2,181)
331. Elliott Turner ($2,181)
332. William Shanks ($2,181)
333. John Esposito ($2,181)
334. Douglas Warner ($2,181)
335. Donald Baker ($2,181)
336. Paul Pavlides ($2,181)
337. Dale Heise ($2,181)
338. Michael Price ($2,181)
339. James Hornbeck ($2,181)
340. Bruce Hensel ($2,181)
341. Stephen Theesfield ($2,181)
342. Patrick Rowe ($2,181)
343. Douglas Baughman ($2,181)
344. Diane Casino ($2,181)
345. David Bannister ($2,181)
346. Dearborn Douglas ($2,181)
347. Gary Claussen ($2,181)
348. Fredrick Herlacher ($2,181)
349. Frank Goulard ($2,181)
350. Ricky Kramer ($2,181)
351. Christopher Smith ($2,181)
352. Tom Franklin ($2,181)
353. Mark Zika ($2,181)
354. Danny Nguyen ($2,181)
355. Nicolas Adamakis ($2,181)
356. Gregory Bassett ($2,181)
357. Miles Bassik ($2,181)
358. Michael Sewitz ($2,181)
359. Robert Adler ($2,181)
360. Constantin Tanas ($2,181)
361. Frank Presley ($2,181)
362. James Mcdermott ($2,181)
363. Avelino Maglalang ($2,181)
364. Ravinder Bedi ($2,181)
365. Paul Dahl ($2,181)
366. Jeri Polen ($2,181)
367. Curtis Kravitz ($2,181)
368. David Tragethon ($2,181)
369. Eugene Bauerlein ($2,181)
370. Jeanette Apland ($1,903)
371. David Grey ($1,903)
372. Stephen Archbell ($1,903)
373. Mark Marches ($1,903)
374. Milos Radoja ($1,903)
375. Gerald Peterson ($1,903)
376. Charles Barker ($1,903)
377. Maurice Chaplin ($1,903)
378. Gary Cook ($1,903)
379. Skip Plotnicki ($1,903)
380. Myrtle Mccarthy ($1,903)
381. Gregg Smith ($1,903)
382. Roy Faughn ($1,903)
383. Jonathan Battaglia ($1,903)
384. Clayton Nishimoto ($1,903)
385. Wolfgang Arp ($1,903)
386. Jeffrey Schvimer ($1,903)
387. Jesse Lawrence ($1,903)
388. Brendan Byrne ($1,903)
389. Erin Turner ($1,903)
390. Kirk Menne ($1,903)
391. Russell Aldridge ($1,903)
392. Terry Scott ($1,903)
393. Kevin Haynes ($1,903)
394. James Borchik ($1,903)
395. Mitch Garshofsky ($1,903)
396. Barry Carlman ($1,903)
397. Joseph Maas ($1,903)
398. Gary Waters ($1,903)
399. Francis Krumrey ($1,903)
400. Domenic Triumbari ($1,903)
401. John Tamai ($1,903)
402. Ralph Burton ($1,903)
403. Brenda Barron ($1,903)
404. Gene Scott ($1,903)
405. Julius High ($1,903)
406. Lawrence Bass ($1,903)
407. Gerald Stanley ($1,903)
408. Alessandro Crevena ($1,903)
409. Stephen Fagone ($1,903)
410. John Holewa ($1,903)
411. Leo Root ($1,903)
412. Darrell Cain ($1,903)
413. William Miller ($1,903)
414. Thomas Ahern ($1,903)
415. James Jones ($1,903)
416. Mark Manges ($1,903)
417. Charles Stclair ($1,903)
418. Ronald Mossbarger ($1,903)
419. Mark Goodwin ($1,903)
420. Thomas Premeaux ($1,903)
421. Clifton Ward ($1,903)
422. Gina Bacon ($1,903)
423. James Thomas ($1,903)
424. Alvin Schachner ($1,903)
425. Barry Mullinax ($1,903)
426. Thomas Tucker ($1,903)
427. Bill Croft ($1,903)
428. TJ Cloutier ($1,903)
429. David Golder ($1,903)
430. Stuart Kerridge ($1,903)
431. Arild Orsleie ($1,903)
432. Dana Kellstrom ($1,903)
433. John Mayfield ($1,903)
434. James Postel ($1,903)
435. Loren Cloninger ($1,903)
436. Brian Finger ($1,903)
437. David Falcon ($1,903)
438. Mark Zand ($1,903)
439. Amir Shilly ($1,903)
440. Lon Schaffer ($1,903)
441. James Backstrom ($1,903)

Andrew Feldman is ESPN.com's Poker Editor. He is the host of the Poker Edge Podcast and co-host of ESPN Inside Deal. Andrew has covered the poker industry for ESPN since 2004.

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