Scott Seiver Wins $10,000 Razz Championship for $301,421


New York’s Scott Seiver has triumphed in Event #62 of the 2019 World Series of Poker, $10,000 Razz Championship, topping a 116-entrant field to collect $301,420.

“Honestly, there’s so many cash games also that I feel the need to balance between the two,” Seiver explained. “The times I’ve done all cash games I burn out too fast. The times I do all tournaments I burn out too fast. For whatever reason, in my brain, it feels like two separate entities, and when I feel myself getting tired of one, I switch to the other. I’ve always been kind of a half-and-half person.”

Seiver’s first career WSOP win came back in 2008 when he won the $5,000 no-limit hold’em event for $755,891. Last summer, he picked up the second bracelet when he won the $10,000 limit holdem event for $296,222. Seiver now has more than $23.8 million in lifetime live tournament earnings, which is no. 18 on the all-time money list.

“People like to pretend otherwise, but [focus] really does matter in poker,” Seiver told WSOPreporters. “If you’re trying to bring your A-game no matter what, it really does help a lot. I love these events, I love these tournaments. These limit events at the WSOP are really the only time all year you get to play these tournaments for a real buy-in against good players. It’s really fun to get to do.”

In order to secure the gold, Seiver had to overcome a stacked final table that included 22 bracelet wins combined. In fact, eighth-place finisher George Alexander was the only player at the final table without one. The rest of the final table was rounded out by David Bach (7th), Andre Akkari (6th), Daniel Negreanu (5th), Daniel Zack (4th), Chris Ferguson (3rd), and Andrey Zhigalov (2nd).

Negreanu was at his third final table of the summer, having previously finished sixth in the $10,000 turbo event, and runner-up in the $10,000 stud championship. Zack, who won his first bracelet earlier this ummer in the $2,500 mixed triple draw event, recorded his 11th cash of the summer overall and third final table as well. He also took fifth in the $2,500 stud and Omaha eight-or-better event.

Other notables who finished in the money included Marco Johnson (9th), Calvin Anderson (10th), Mike Gorodinsky (11th), Cary Katz (12th), Mark Gregorich (13th), Max Pescatori (17th), and James Obst (18th).

In addition to the money, Seiver also earned 600 Card PlayerPlayer of the Year points for his win.

Seiver is just one of a handful of players who have won their third bracelet in 2019. Other third-time winners include Scott Clements, Frankie O’Dell, Greg Mueller, Adam Friedman, and Upeshka De Silva.

Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Scott Seiver United States $301,421
2 Andrey Zhigalov Russia $186,293
3 Chris Ferguson United States $131,194
4 Dan Zack United States $94,305
5 Daniel Negreanu Canada $69,223
6 Andre Akkari Brazil $51,911
7 David Bach United States $39,788
8 George Alexander United States $31,185