Austin Scott Wins $3,000 World Series of Poker Pot-Limit Omaha Event
Kursevich Moves Into Second Place In POY Race
Turns out, Austin Scott is a pretty good pot-limit Omaha player. The 23-year-old poker pro finished eighth in the 2011 version of event no. 26, but this year, he came back with a vengeance to win it outright, securing his first World Series of Poker bracelet and the $361,797 first-place prize.
Scott topped a field of 589 players who each put up the $3,000 buy-in, generating a total prize pool of $1,607,970. Among the notables at the final table were Dutch Boyd, Tom Chambers, Vadzim Kursevich and eventual runner-up Brett Richey.
Scott credited his final table experience for helping him win the bracelet on Thursday. “Last year, I was pretty comfortable at the final table,” Scott said. “Except I was probably playing a little too high variance and it caused me to bust out early. I still played aggressively this year, but toned down the variance a little bit.”
The Oklahoma native scored 1,260 Card Player Player of the Year points for his win, which was enough to move him into 48th place overall.
Kursevich, with his third-place finish, added 840 points to his total, giving him a total of 2,717 thanks to his prior win at EPT Deauville. He now sits in second place overall behind Oliver Speidel.
Here is a look at the final table results.
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