Scott Seiver is one of the most highly respected players in the game, but if the $25,000 Fantasy League hosted by Daniel Negreanu is any indication, we won’t be seeing him much at the World Series of Poker. We caught Seiver, however, going deep in the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw event holding a massive chip lead with nine players remaining.
“The only reason I’m in this event is that Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final ended, and I couldn’t get into a cash game, and even if I made the final table I would only miss Game 4,” Seiver said.
The puck drop between the Las Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals was just minutes after this interview, and unfortunately for Seiver, his team now finds itself on the ropes. Game 5 in Las Vegas takes place on Thursday, June 7th, where Seiver most certainly is in attendance.
About his schedule this summer, the headliner of Leave it to Seiver Week on Poker After Dark said, “I’ll likely only play four or five events because the cash game action is just too good. If I win this event though, I might have to change my schedule, but we’ll see.”
The only events Seiver gets excited about these days are the larger ones such as the $50,000 Players Championship, a variety of $10,000 Championship events and the Main Event, and that’s partly because of a change in his mindset.
“For a long time, I really wanted the prestige and cared about it. The past few years that has changed, and I don’t so much anymore. I have barely played any tournaments lately, but honestly, anyone that says that bracelets don’t matter to them is lying.”
|Scott Seiver’s Top 10 Results|
|Jul-15||USA||Super High Roller Bowl||2nd||$ 5,160,000|
|Jan-13||Bahamas||PCA 100,000 Super High Roller||1st||$ 2,003,480|
|Jun-14||USA||WSOP $1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop||6th||$ 1,680,000|
|May-11||USA||WPT Five Diamond $ 25,000 Main Event||1st||$ 1,618,344|
|Apr-14||Monaco||EPT Grand Final €25,000 NLHE||2nd||$ 1,189,116|
|Oct-13||England||WPT Alpha8 – £100,000 NLHE||2nd||$ 815,360|
|Jan-15||Australia||Aussie Millions $100k NLHE||3rd||$ 790,139|
|Jun-08||USA||WSOP $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em||1st||$ 755,891|
|Feb-15||Australia||Aussie Millions $250k The LK Boutique Challenge||4th||$ 570,284|
|Apr-12||Austria||PartyPoker.com Premier League Poker V, Vienna||1st||$ 500,000|
While Seiver only has one World Series of Poker bracelet win among his many deep runs, it’s enough for him to focus on making big money in the cash games. During the WSOP in Las Vegas, the poker rooms are bursting at the seams, as Seiver, explains.
“There’s just so much action all the time everywhere, it’s almost like analysis paralysis where you can’t make a choice. It’s like the menu is too big. There are about 30 big games running 24/7, everyone is here, the action is big and I’m excited to get in there.”
The tournaments are a “completely different animal” as Seiver put it, but he finds it refreshing to jump back and forth. Things almost played out perfectly in this $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw event for Seiver to collect his second bracelet, but he couldn’t get rid of German mixed game specialist Johannes Becker, who claimed his first bracelet. Seiver finished second for the third time in a WSOP event collecting $111,516, and it looks as though it will be a while before we see him in action again at the WSOP.
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