Scott Seiver is the newest four-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner. On Friday, June 3, Seiver won Event #3: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout at the 2022 WSOP for $320,059 and his fourth piece of WSOP jewelry. Seiver now belongs to the illustrious club of four-time bracelet winners and begins the quest for number five.
“I feel great,” Seiver said. “I just was really fired up to play a bunch of tournaments. There is something just so special about the World Series of Poker. The past few years, I’ve only played a few events here and there, and I kind of wanted to just, you know, push it a little bit and see how I felt. So far, so good.”
Seiver came into the 2022 WSOP highly motivated to grind the tournaments available at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. Now that he’s secured a victory in the first week of action, Seiver said that he’s even more motivated to push for more.
“Getting a win definitely provides more motivation,” Seiver said. “If I was going to lose a little motivation or be dissuaded by other games, this definitely pushed me to play more, I’m sure.”
Event #3: $2,500 NL Hold’em Freezeout at the 2022 WSOP attracted a field of 752 entries, generating a prize pool of $1,673,200. When the event was down to heads-up play, Seiver was left to battle with Alexander Farahi. Before that, it was Seiver who took down David Goodman in third place when his pocket queens beat Goodman’s ace-ten.
Seiver would go on to close out the tournament in similar fashion. His pocket queens went up against the ace-eight of Farahi and the board ran out clean for the well-known high-stakes professional. When the three of hearts hit the felt, Seiver was crowned champion.
|1st||Scott Seiver||United States||$320,059|
|2nd||Alexander Farahi||United States||$197,806|
|3rd||David Goodman||United States||$139,193|
|4th||Steve Zolotow||United States||$99,483|
|6th||Nick Schulman||United States||$53,296|
|7th||Lewis Spencer||United Kingdom||$39,970|
At the final table, Seiver played against a tough field of competitors, including his friend and fellow high-stakes professional Nick Schulman. Seiver spoke a bit about the atmosphere and field of players he was faced with.
“Honestly, it was so much fun,” Seiver said of going up against Schulman and others deep in the event. “Of course, part of it is a mixed blessing. You play a smaller buy-in tournament like this with, you know, 800 players, and you expect by the end to be a lot more unknown faces. But from around 30 down, it was just killer after killer after killer everywhere. Honestly, some of the toughest two or three tables you’ll see even in high rollers, too. Just great players everywhere. But we had so much fun and the atmosphere was so light. All night last night we were just cracking jokes, screaming, laughing. It was an incredible time and it was just. It makes playing so much more fun when you can have that kind of atmosphere.”
Of Seiver’s four WSOP gold bracelets, two have come in no-limit hold’em. His first win back in 2008 was in the $5,000 NL Hold’em event. He’s also won bracelets in the 2010 WSOP $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship and the 2019 WSOP $10,000 Razz Championship.
Scott Seiver’s WSOP Gold Bracelets
|2008||WSOP $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em||$755,891|
|2018||WSOP $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship||$296,222|
|2019||WSOP $10,000 Razz Championship||$301,421|
|2022||WSOP $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout||$320,059|
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