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Scott Seiver Drops More Than $700K Online

Poker Pro Crushing Live Tournaments, But Struggling Online

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American poker pro Scott Seiver, logging on from abroad, just had a rough week at the online poker tables. He dropped more than $700,000, according to data from HighstakesDB.

Playing as “mastrblastr” on Full Tilt Poker, Seiver is a regular at some of the highest stakes available on the Internet. He primarily plays fixed-limit games.

With the poor week, Seiver is down nearly $1.2 million for the year on Full Tilt, second worst in the Internet world. Ben Sulsky has lost more than $2.3 million so far.

While he’s been on the downswing online, Seiver has crushed live tournaments so far in 2013. He won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure high roller in January for more than $2 million and then finished third in the NBC National Heads-Up Championship a few weeks later. Altogether, he’s won more than $7.5 million lifetime from poker tournaments.

The other man who lost more than half-a-million dollars since last Friday is Rui Cao.

Big winners over the stretch include Ben Tollerene, “kagome kagome”, Patrik Antonius, Alexander Kostritsyn, and Sulsky, who might be turning things around.

 
 
 
 

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Jhan
over 4 years ago

Again, could someone please explain how this American can legally play on Full Tilt / Poker Stars, etc.?

Clearly, their own guidelines strictly prohibit play by American residents, regardless of their log-on location.

Maybe not so strictly, eh??

Poker Stars needs to drop the charade. Either let ALL Americans play, or rewrite their rules.

 
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Dc1850
over 4 years ago

You have to follow the laws of the land in which you are, not the laws of where you are from. For example, you come to vegas and gamble even though gambling is illegal in your home state. Thats ok its legal in vegas. If you went out of the United States and set up an account with Stars or FTP it woulf be legal as long as it is legal in that particular country.

 
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Steven6
over 4 years ago

Read the article and pay attention. It clearly states that he is logging on from abroad. Many many poker pros and high rolling amateurs are setting up accounts from vacation homes, apartments,etc etc. in places like Canada, Mexico, Belize and so on.It is perfectly legal for American citizens to play out of countries that deem it legal within their boundaries.

 
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