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High-Stakes Pro Scott Seiver Wins Second Career World Series of Poker Bracelet

Seiver Scores $296,222 After Taking Down $10,000 Limit Hold'em Event


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A total of 114 players put up the $10,000 buy-in for the 2018 World Series of Poker, creating a prize pool of $1,071,060. After three long days of tournament play, high-stakes poker pro Scott Seiver ended up with all of the chips, the title, the $296,222 first-place prize, and his second gold bracelet.

The 33-year-old is already one of the most accomplished tournament players in history, with numerous live tournament titles and big high roller finishes. He now has more than $23.4 million in career tournament earnings, which is good enough for no. 9 on the all-time winnings list. Although he doesn’t play many WSOP events with a busy cash game and high roller schedule, Seiver admitted that he does care about the bracelets.

“I’ll be honest,” Seiver said to WSOP reporters. “It matters a lot to me. It really does. I feel that I’ve really accomplished most things that I’ve set out to do in poker so far, and honestly, even more than that.” He continued, “I feel I like to be judged by what my peers think of me more than my actual results. But, the World Series still has a certain panache that you don’t find in other situations. So, this is very special to get this bracelet and I hope to get many more in the future.”

Seiver’s first bracelet came in 2008 in a $5,000 no-limit hold’em event for $755,891. He came close in 2013, finishing runner-up in a $2,500 stud event. Then again earlier this month, he took second in the $2,500 mixed lowball event.

Seiver overcame a short stack and a final table that included notables such as Anthony Zinno (3rd) and Matt Glantz (5th). Other players that made the money included Benny Glaser (10th), Nick Schulman (11th), Maria Ho (12th), Brock Parker (14th), and John Hennigan (16th).

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Scott Seiver $296,222 600
2 Matthew Szymaszek $183,081 500
3 Anthony Zinno $129,186 400
4 Christopher Chung $93,009 300
5 Matt Glantz $68,352 250
6 Philip Cordano $51,296 200
7 Daniel Zack $39,329 150
8 Michael Moore $30,821 100
9 Ken Deng $24,700 50

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