The holidays are near and it was “Christmas in Vegas” for Garrett Adelstein who crushed the competition in the first episode of “Leave it to Seiver” week on Poker After Dark. The ‘G-Man’ was involved from the start and never took his foot off the pedal on his way to a massive win. 


The episode’s namesake, Scott Seiver, battled with some of the game’s best including Matt Berkey and Ben Lamb as the game streamed for the world to see on PokerGO. All players started the $200/$400 game with at least $100,000 in front of them and in the first orbit of the night, Berkey and Lamb tangled.


Usually, there’s a feeling out period on Poker After Dark but given the preexisting dynamic between the two players, they were not afraid to go to war right from the start.

The hand for Lamb propelled him early in the session and he maintained an active level of play for the full game

Berkey, on the other hand, was caught up in another major hand later on versus Adelstein. As if the biggest cooler in poker couldn’t get any more chilling, Adelstein and Berkey competed in a pot that had Adelstein soaring and Berkey on the bench after getting the worst runout possible for his hand.

Berkey would later depart the game, with Allan Hu taking his seat and mixing it up during the last couple of hours of the night.

Moving a few sets over from the Super High Roller Cash Game set was Bob Bright, who regaled the table with stories of Las Vegas past and showed that he can compete with the younger generation. 

Adelstein wasn’t the only player in the lineup to make his Poker After Dark debut as Chris ‘The Captain’ Kruk occupied the one seat. Fellow newcomer Jacky Wang sat on Kruk’s left and even though he did not get involved in many major hands, made waves with his aggressive fashion selections.

It looked like someone was finally going to get the better of Adelstein as Lamb flopped a higher pair against the ‘G-Man.’ The turn was kind for Adelstein, though, and Lamb made perhaps the fold of the night as Adelstein added more ammo to his caravan of chips.

By the time the dust settled, Adelstein was the big winner of the night and left the table with over $700,000.

Tomorrow is a new night on Poker After Dark and there may be a new player ready to take the crown from Adelstein when the second edition of “Leave it to Seiver” weeks kicks off at 6 PM ET. The same lineup is scheduled to appear but be sure to stay tuned to PokerCentral.com for any updates.

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