Scott Seiver: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Scott Seiver: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Scott Seiver’s poker resume puts him in the elite class of poker’s most well-rounded players. The three-time WSOP bracelet winner stands as a good bet to win any tournament he’s in, no matter which poker variant is being played.

The 35-year-old Ohio native boasts an impressive resume of results spanning the last 15 years. As of the end of 2020, Siever sits at No. 22 on the all-time tournament earnings list.

Let’s take a look at the career accomplishments of Scott Seiver, one of poker’s world-class competitors.

Scott Seiver’s Tournament Results and Biggest Cashes

As of December 2020, Scott Seiver’s career poker tournament earnings total $23,828,659. Seiver’s five biggest tournament scores include:

  1. 2015 Super High Roller Bowl $500,000 No-Limit Hold’em (2nd – $5,160,000)
  2. 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 Super High Roller (1st – $2,003,480)
  3. 2014 WSOP $1,000,000 Big One For One Drop (6th – $1,680,000)
  4. 2011 Five Star World Poker Classic WPT Championship (1st – $1,618,344)
  5. 2014 EPT Monte Carlo €25,000 High Roller 8-Max (2nd – $1,618,344)

Check out Seiver’s entire resume of tournament cashes on his Hendon Mob page.

Scott Seiver’s Memorable Hands

Upswing Poker’s Doug Polk breaks down the following hand involving Seiver and Tobias Reinkemeier. This hand comes from the 2014 WSOP Big One for One Drop, which comes at a $1 million buy-in (hand starts at 1:08):

Seiver looks down at K♠ T♠ and opens to 1,200,000. Action folds to Reinkemeier in the big blind, who’s holding A♠ A. Reinkemeier chooses the unconventional move to just call with the pocket aces.

The flop comes 4♣ Q♠ 2♣, Reinkemeier checks, and Seiver continuation bets for 1,500,000. Reinkemeier continues the slow play strategy with his aces, once again just calling Seiver’s bet.

The turn comes the J♣, giving Seiver an open-ended straight draw and putting three to a flush on the board. Reinkemeier checks again, and Seiver pushes his remaining 6,825,000 into the pot. 

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Reinkemeier goes into the tank and gets into a discussion with Seiver about what Reinkemeier is holding. Seiver speculates that he’s up against king-queen or ace-queen, not knowing he’s actually up against aces.

After several minutes in the tank, Reinkemeier folds, leaving Seiver stunned. “There’s no way that’s aces,” exclaims Seiver, and both players end up showing their hands as the pot goes to Seiver.

Sending “The Shark” Swimming on the River

Our next Scott Seiver hand comes from the 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Humberto “The Shark” Brenes goes all-in preflop for 95,500 with K4♣ from the button, and Seiver asks for a count from the small blind, holding KT♥.

Lika Gerasimova folds pocket fours from the big blind, prompting Daniel Negreanu in the commentary booth to lament Brenes’ lack of possible out in the hand:

The case four comes out on the flop for Brenes, however, as 24♠ 3♣ hits the board. Brenes goes into his trademark brand of celebrating, but the 7comes in on the turn and gives Seiver additional flush outs.

The flush does indeed hit on the river, with the dealer putting out the 3. Seiver goes into his own celebration as the “Shark” is forced to hit the rail.

Scott Seiver’s Poker Resume

Scott Seiver’s list of poker accomplishments includes tournament wins across several different poker variants.

Seiver is a three-time bracelet winner at the World Series of Poker, with those wins coming in No-Limit Hold’em, Limit Hold’em, and Razz. He also has second-place WSOP finishes in Seven Card Stud and Mixed Triple Draw Lowball.

His ability in multiple different games makes Seiver one of the best all-around players in poker’s modern era. As of December 2020, Seiver sits at No. 22 on the Hendon Mob all-time tournament money list with just under $24 million in earnings.

Born in 1985, Seiver’s Hendon Mob record goes all the way back to 2006. His first major score came at the 2008 WSOP, where Seiver won his first career bracelet and a $755,891 payday in a $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event.

Scott Seiver: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Scott Seiver’s poker resume includes more than $23 million in live tournament earnings. (Image source: Flickr/World Poker Tour)

Seiver hit No. 1 in the Global Poker Index rankings in 2015, becoming just the ninth player to ever earn that accolade at the time. Seiver finished at No. 2 on the Hendon Mob 2015 tournament money list that year, finishing 2015 with $7,920,590 in earnings.

Seiver’s big year in 2015 included his career-best score. His second-place finish at the $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl that year earned Seiver a $5,160,000 payday.

His resume included seven-figure scores on five different occasions. Seiver hasn’t cashed for a million dollars or more, however, since the 2015 Super High Roller Bowl.

Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1985, Seiver now lives in Las Vegas. He’s still a regular presence in high-stakes tournaments, poker television shows, and the World Series of Poker each year.

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