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Scott Seiver Earns Third World Series Of Poker Bracelet By Winning $10,000 Razz Event

High-Stakes Poker Pro Banks $301,421 After Topping Field Of 116 Entrants


High-stakes poker pro Scott Seiver took a break from the cash game grind this summer to jump in some tournaments, and the decision has paid off with yet another bracelet.

The 34-year-old New York native won the $10,000 razz event at the 2019 World Series of Poker, picking up his third overall bracelet and a first-place payout of $301,421 for topping the field of 116 players.

“Honestly, there’s so many cash games also that I feel the need to balance between the two," Seiver explained. "The times I’ve done all cash games I burn out too fast. The times I do all tournaments I burn out too fast. For whatever reason, in my brain, it feels like two separate entities, and when I feel myself getting tired of one, I switch to the other. I’ve always been kind of a half-and-half person.”

Seiver’s first career WSOP win came back in 2008 when he won the $5,000 no-limit hold’em event for $755,891. Last summer, he picked up the second bracelet when he won the $10,000 limit holdem event for $296,222. Seiver now has more than $23.8 million in lifetime live tournament earnings, which is no. 18 on the all-time money list.

“People like to pretend otherwise, but [focus] really does matter in poker," Seiver told WSOP reporters. "If you’re trying to bring your A-game no matter what, it really does help a lot. I love these events, I love these tournaments. These limit events at the WSOP are really the only time all year you get to play these tournaments for a real buy-in against good players. It’s really fun to get to do.”

In order to secure the gold, Seiver had to overcome a stacked final table that included 22 bracelet wins combined. In fact, eighth-place finisher George Alexander was the only player at the final table without one. The rest of the final table was rounded out by David Bach (7th), Andre Akkari (6th), Daniel Negreanu (5th), Daniel Zack (4th), Chris Ferguson (3rd), and Andrey Zhigalov (2nd).

Daniel NegreanuNegreanu was at his third final table of the summer, having previously finished sixth in the $10,000 turbo event, and runner-up in the $10,000 stud championship. Zack, who won his first bracelet earlier this ummer in the $2,500 mixed triple draw event, recorded his 11th cash of the summer overall and third final table as well. He also took fifth in the $2,500 stud and Omaha eight-or-better event.

Other notables who finished in the money included Marco Johnson (9th), Calvin Anderson (10th), Mike Gorodinsky (11th), Cary Katz (12th), Mark Gregorich (13th), Max Pescatori (17th), and James Obst (18th).

In addition to the money, Seiver also earned 600 Card Player Player of the Year points for his win. The POY is sponsored by Global Poker.

Seiver is just one of a handful of players who have won their third bracelet in 2019. Other third-time winners include Scott Clements, Frankie O’Dell, Greg Mueller, Adam Friedman, and Upeshka De Silva.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Scott Seiver $301,421 600
2 Andrey Zhigalov $186,293 500
3 Chris Ferguson $131,194 400
4 Daniel Zack $94,305 300
5 Daniel Negreanu $69,223 250
6 Andre Akkari $51,911 200
7 David Bach $39,788 150
8 George Alexander $31,185 100

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.