Seiver comes from behind to win $100k at PCA

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 08, 2013 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

Scott Seiver2011 World Poker Tour $25k Champion Scott Seiver just added another feather to his poker cap by winning the $100k Super-High-Roller that kicked-off the 2013 PCA. Seiver’s win was worth just over $2 million and makes him an early front-runner for the Player of the Year awards.

Heading into the final table Seiver was one of seven players in the “chase-pack” all looking up at the massive chip-leader David “Doc” Sands who held roughly 40% of the chips in play, with 6.7 million, with his next closest competitor, Nick Schulman, sitting on 2.3 million. Seiver began the day with a mere 755,000.

* Seat 1: Nick Schulman — 2,295,000

* Seat 2: Dan Shak — 870,000

* Seat 3: Greg Jensen — 1,500,000

* Seat 4: Scott Seiver — 755,000

* Seat 5: Vladimir Troyanovsky — 505,000

* Seat 6: Philipp Gruissem — 1,610,000

* Seat 7: Cary Katz — 540,000

* Seat 8: David Sands — 6,680,000

That being said, Seiver chipped-up early and often, and after just a few levels found himself within striking distance of sands, having built his stack up to over 3 million chips. Seiver’s run-good would continue throughout the final table, and when the final hand was dealt he was able to triumphantly raise his hands, raking in the biggest payday of his career.

Sands had a stranglehold on the tournament at the beginning of Day 3, but as is wont to happen in these events, the chips were consolidated among a few other players –Seiver, Cary Katz and Nick Shulman—and at this level of play it was basically game-on. The runner-up showing was still good enough to trump Sands’ previous best score, the $800k payday he received when he finished second at the 2012 LA Poker Classic.

This was also the second time in the past year (give or take a few weeks) that Sands finished as the bridesmaid in a $100k tournament, as the online legend finished in 2nd place at the 2011Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Poker Classic $100k tournament, earning a $600k payday in the process. Sands’ career tournament earnings have now eclipsed the $4 million ($4.2 million to be precise) while Seiver’s career earnings are now just a touch under $7 million –good enough for 40th place on the all-time money-list according to

Here is a look at the complete final table payouts from the tournament:

1. Scott Seiver — $2,003,480

2. David Sands — $1,259,320

3. Nick Schulman — $744,140

4. Cary Katz — $543,800

5. Philipp Gruissem — $400,700

6. Greg Jensen — $286,200

7. Vladimir Troyanovskiy — $257,580

8. Daniel Shak — $228,960



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