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Scott Seiver -- $25,000 WPT Champion

Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jun 29, 2011


Scott Seiver went to the final table of the 2011 World Poker Tour Championship with more than $2.9 million in tournament earnings, and much more from his expertise as a high-stakes cash-game player, but hours later, after taking down the $1.6 million first-place prize, you would have thought that the 26-year-old was making his first career cash. Twitter exploded with congratulatory messages for Seiver shortly after the final card had been dealt. With messages such as, “It’s about time,” “Finally got the monkey off your back,” and “It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy,” you’d think Seiver was breaking out of a long-standing slump. But the kind words and sincere congratulations are just par for the course when it comes to Seiver, a man whom many have pegged as “the nicest guy in poker.” In an industry in which nice guys are few and far between, it’s a pleasure ...

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