04/11/2012 : SEIVER SWEEPS UP PARTY POKER PREMIER LEAGUE (Update)
US pro will take home $500,000 from Vienna
When we left the Party Poker Premier League V final table late Tuesday afternoon there were five players left in the running following the eliminations of Sam Trickett, Mathew Frankland and Tom Dwan.
Since then Scott Seiver has emerged the winner of the $500,000 main prize and a $25,500 seat in the WPT Championships later this year, having bested his last opponent, Dan Cates, in an exciting heads up, which was decided in a major all-in, with a dramatic river card ensuring Seiver's victory after he had established a 2 to 1 chip lead.
Cates took home the runner-up prize of $300,000 for his creditable performance throughout the $125,000 buy-in competition, which pitted 16 top players against one another in a series of heats culminating in an eight-man final table this week.
The other finishers were Phil Laak, out at third for $175,000; fourth-placed Patrik Antonius, who broke even at $125,000; and Tony G, who's fifth place was worth $100,000.