January 8, 2013 : SEIVER TAKES DOWN MAJOR POKER HIGH ROLLER TOURNAMENT
Poker pro takes home a whopping main prize of $2,003,480
Live and online poker pro Scott Seiver (27) may have taken a beating from Viktor Blom on the virtual nosebleed tables at Full Tilt Poker earlier this week, but he has recouped his losses and then some by winning the NLHE $100,000 buy-in Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure High Roller at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
The Las Vegas-resident pro who originally hails from New York claimed the winner's prize of $2,003,480 after besting a record entry field of 59 top names and emerging victorious from the heads up against David Sands despite Sands starting the heads up with a 3 to 2 chip lead.
Sands collected the none-too-shabby second placing prize of $1,259,320, with other final tablers earning big rewards thanks to a prize pool that topped $5.7 million.
The two were part of a talent-laden and international final table that comprised Nick Schulman, Cary Katz, Greg Jansen and Dan Shak, all from the USA, Philipp Gruissem from Germany and Vladimir Troyanovsky of Russia.
The massive main prize boosted Seiver's career earnings to around $7 million
The PCA main event also kicked off this week, with 320 hopefuls signing up for Day 1a and Russian pro Maxim Lobzhanidze finishing the day as the top chip count. Survivors going on to Day 2 included former WSOP champ Joe Cada, Justin Bonomo, Andrew Lichtenberger and tennis star Boris Becker.
Day 1b was in progress as InfoPowa went to press.