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.
|Finish||Player Name||*Prize||POY Points|
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|1||Jason Mercier Close To Bracelet No. 3|
|2||Poker Strategy: What To Do When You're Card Dead|
|3||Glaser Wins WSOP $10k Omaha 8/OB Championship|
|4||Craig Wins 2016 WSOP Seniors Championship|
|5||Ian Johns Wins 2016 WSOP $10k Limit Hold'em|
|6||Michael Gagliano Wins WSOP $2,500 NLHE Event|
|7||California Online Poker Bill Moves Out Of Committee|
|8||2016 POY Update: Fedor Holz Takes The Lead|
|9||A Poker Life: Mike Shariati|
|10||Michael Gathy Wins His Third WSOP Bracelet|
|1||Selbst Could Owe Mercier $1.8M In Controversial Bet|
|2||Disgraced Poker Player Returns To The WSOP|
|3||Lederer Follows Ferguson, Makes Return To WSOP|
|4||Jason Mercier Close To Bracelet No. 3|
|5||Rainer Kempe Wins 2016 Super High Roller Bowl|
|6||Dan Bilzerian: Kevin Hart Is Terrible At Poker|
|7||Jason Mercier Wins His Second Bracelet Of 2016 WSOP|
|8||2016 WSOP Colossus II Draws 21,613 Entries|
|9||Super High Roller Bowl: Matt Berkey Leads Final 16|
|10||NFL Player Busts WSOP Main Event Champion|