Scott Seiver Wins $25,000 L.A. Poker Classic High Roller Event

Published on 2010-03-03 18:01:00

Scott Seiver wearing a blue shirt - SmilingScott Seiver, also known as "mastrblastr" online, took down the $25k High Roller event at the LAPC yesterday for just over $425k.

The tournament, which ended up with a total of 41 entrants, featured some of the very best poker players in the world. David Benyamine, Justin Bonomo, Erick Lindgren, Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin, Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Erik Seidel were just a few of the names that participated in the event.

Scott Seiver managed to enter the final table as the tournament chip leader (645k), followed closely by Daniel Alaei (634k). Jason Mercier (who recently turned up on HSP), Lee Markholt, Tommy Vedes and Will Molson rounded out the final table.

Molson, who entered the final table very short-stacked, was eliminated almost immediately by Daniel Alaei. Molson ended up taking home just over $50k for his efforts.

The next player eliminated was Tommy Vedes, who decided to move his short stack all-in pre-flop, only to be called by Daniel Alaei. Alaei turned over pocket Tens while Vedes flipped over Kc-3c. Vedes wasn't able to catch up and was eliminated in fifth place for just under $71k.

Lee Markholt was then dispatched in fourth place by Daniel Alaei. Markholt collected $101,270 for his fourth place finish.

Jason Mercier was then sent to the rail in third place ($141,778), which set up a heads-up showdown between Seiver and Alaei. Seiver had the larger stack (1.175 million to 825k) when heads-up play began.

The crucial hand of the heads-up battle came when Seiver moved all-in on the river for about 600k on a board of 8d-3c-2h-Qs-3d. Alaei, after a bit of thought, decided to make the call. Seiver flipped over 3h-2d for a full house and became the dominant chip leader.

The end for Alaei came a short time later when he decided to make a stand with Qd-Jd. Seiver called Alaei's all-in holding As-Js and was well ahead in the hand.

The flop was an interesting one - Ac-Kd-4d - but Alaei wasn't able to hit any of his outs on the turn or river. Alaei received a very respectable $222,794 for his second place finish.

This has been a very good couple of weeks for Seiver, as he recently finished in fourth place at the $25k High Roller Bounty Shootout at the NAPT Venetian for $215k.



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