Scott Seiver brought his A game to the $10,000 Razz Championship at the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and showed great focus, composure and strategy to come out on top. The 34 year old poker pro won his third WSOP bracelet and a first-place prize of $301,421.
Seiver bested a field of 116 entries and navigated his way through a loaded final table which was made up of six other former bracelet winners.
He crushed Andrey Zhigalov‘s hopes for a second gold after beating him in an intense match which required a fourth day.
Final Table Results
Only eight players returned to the final table on Day 3 of the event, and all were bracelet winners, except George Alexander who became the first person to be sent to the rail after a three-way hand against Daniel Negreanu and David Bach. Alexander earned $31,185 for his 8th place finish. Bach, a three-time WSOP champ, was the next player to leave the table, taking home a 7th place payout of $39,788.
After an hour or so, Brazil’s Andre Akkari followed Bach to the cashier to collect $51,911 for his 6th place finish. During this time, Seiver significantly improved his stack from sitting fifth in chips when the day started. With five players remaining, six-time bracelet winner Negreanu went all in by fourth street against Ferguson and Seiver. The result was not a good one for the Poker Hall of Famer who eventually settled for the 5th spot earning $69,223 – his third final table of the summer.
Dan Zack, the winner of the $2,500 mixed triple draw event earlier this summer, scored his 11th cash at the 2019 WSOP by finishing 4th for $94,305, giving him enough points to still lead this year’s Player of the Year race.
Seiver’s first elimination at the final table took place late in Day 3’s final level when he sent Chris Ferguson to the rail in 3rd place for $131,194. Day 3 ended without a winner yet and both Seiver and Zhigalov agreed to return the next day for their unfinished business. They competed for almost an entire level, and when the dust settled it was Seiver who was crowned the ultimate champ.
Considered to be one of the world’s best all-around poker players, Seiver decided to temporarily set aside his cash game grind this summer to take his chance at the live felt at the 2019 WSOP. The decision turned out well for him as he managed to increase his lifetime live tournament winnings to $23.8 million after his latest victory.