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Scott Seiver Takes Down US$10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship for Prize of $296,222

American poker pro Scott Seiver emerged victorious from the WSOP US$10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship, occupying the first place in the ranking and taking home the largest chunk of the generated prize pool, along with a WSOP gold bracelet.

The player who is known as a regular high-roller won a prize of $296,222, boosting his all-time live poker tournament winnings to $23,486,817. Apart from the cash prize, Seiver also managed to scoop his second bracelet, coming on top of a player field of 114 in the 52nd Event of this year’s edition of the World Series of Poker. The 33-year-old from Ohio also boosted his career WSOP winnings to $4,585,429.

Seiver, who has registered literally in the last minute for the Limit Hold’em Championship, reached the final table of the event with great motivation to shine at the iconic Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. At the time when the five-handed action begun, he was a bit short-stacked but he managed to get a grip and eventually reached heads-up play to claim the victory. In the end, he faced the 39-year-old Matt Szumaszek in a fierce battle for the lion’s share of the $1,071,600 prize pool.

Third Day Play and Final Ranking

The final day of the WSOP US$10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship started with Daniel Zack being a chip leader with a massive lead to the second in place. During the day, however, his lead was overcome by his opponents, with Zack eventually falling to the seventh position in the ranking.

On the other hand, the start of the day was not so lucky for Seiver. He challenged for the chip lead early during Day 3 game, but by the time only five out of 14 players remained, he found himself at the bottom of the list with the shortest chip stack of the pack. However, his misfortune did not last long. Seiver managed to prove his skills and knowledge of some big-limit cash poker games, which his experience being gathered with him participating in many of the biggest-stake games in Las Vegas. Soon enough, he climbed up into the lead and eliminated Anthony Zinno, putting Seiver in a heads-up play with Szymaszek.

The final clash did not last long. Seiver managed to keep his lead until finally crowned as the event’s winner.

With Scott Seiver on top of the list, scooping a prize pool portion of $296,222, Matt Szymaszek finished on the runner-up position. He was granted with a monetary prize amounting to $183,081 for his efforts. Anthony Zinno remained third, taking hold of a total of $129,186.

The fourth position was occupied by Christoper Chung, with Matt Glantz ranking fifth. Philip Cordano followed on the sixth place, while Daniel Zack who got the chip lead at the start of Day 3 of the event remained seventh. Michael Moore and Ken Deng ranked eighth and ninth, respectively.