American poker pro takes total career earnings to over $5 million after biggest ever victory in PCA
A huge congratulations to American poker pro Scott Seiver on taking down this year’s PCA Super High Roller event for $2,003,480.The $100k buy-in event has grown to become one of the biggest prizes in poker and with 59 entries in total (including 12 re-entries) this year the prizepool was the biggest in the events history standing at a cool $5,724,180. The 27-year-old, originally from New York, now lives in Sin City and with this huge result, his decision to move to Las Vegas to concentrate on his poker seems like one of the smartest he’ll ever make.
Seiver, who is no stranger to major final tables, took first place in the $25k WPT Championship Event at the Bellagio for more than $1.6 million back in 2011. He also won a bracelet in 2008, which was worth just over $750k, but his latest win was his biggest so far. Heading into the final table Seiver stood sixth out of the remaining eight players with only 755k compared to chip leader David Sands who had almost 6.7 million. Sands would hold onto his lead for the majority of the day too, in fact all the way up until it was heads up, but by then Siever had slowly accumulated a stack and when the two went toe-to-toe Seiver had increased his stack up to 6.15 million, while Sands stood with 8.6 million. Before play commenced there was a brief discussion about making a deal, but the pair decided to play on. And it didn’t take long for the first all-in battle when Seiver was dealt nines and Sand’s got tens. Luckily for Seiver a nine on the flop was enough to take down the hand giving him a huge chip lead.
Only a few minutes later, all 14.75 million chips were in the middle of the felt again and this time Seiver was actually ahead, turning over ace-seven compared to Sands’ king-four. The flop fell queen, eight, five and nine on the turn followed by a three on the river meant that neither player improved his hand and Seiver’s ace high was enough to win the final pot of the tournament. Speaking about his victory Seiver said: “This is just so fantastic. Sitting around with all the best players in the entire world … and then you somehow end up on top and you get to share that moment with all your friends. It’s everything I’d ever want; it’s perfect.”
On top of his huge paycheck, Seiver also received a ‘Steel and Diamond’ design watch worth €14,880 from luxury Swiss brand Slyde.
Here’s how the final table ended up:
1. Scott Seiver, USA – $2,003,480
2. David Sands, USA – $1,259,320
3. Nick Schulman, USA – $744,140
4. Cary Katz, USA – $543,800
5. Philipp Gruissem, Germany – $400,700
6. Greg Jensen, USA – $286,200
7. Vladimir Troyanovsky, Russia – $257,580
8. Dan Shak, USA – $228,960