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Scott Seiver Wins Party Poker Premier League V

Apr 11, 2012
Author: Susan Arnold
Scott Seiver Wins Party Poker Premier League V

Scott Seiver took down the $500,000 first prize at the Party Poker Premier League V, beating a field that included many of the world’s top players to win the prestigious title. The American pro ultimately had to defeat Dan Cates in a short heads-up battle before walking away with the top prize.

The final table saw a number of the world’s top players in the hunt for the top prize, and everyone held a similar amount of chips. Matt Frankland led the field with a 400,000 chip stack, while Tom Dwan brought up the rear with just 280,000. In between them were Cates and Seiver, along with Sam Trickett, Patrik Antonius, Tony G and Phil Laak, setting up an exciting final table battle.

Though the final table of the Premier League started slowly, things heated up after a couple hours. Though it took nearly an hour to eliminate Trickett in 8th place, competitors soon began to drop, and just a few hours later, Cates and Seiver were ready to begin their heads-up battle with nearly identical chip stacks.

This left many expecting a long and hard-fought heads-up confrontation between the two professionals, but it quickly became a one-sided affair. Seiver won the first few hands without going to showdown, which was enough to push himself out to a 2-1 chip advantage.

Cates then decided to make a stand, getting all-in with pocket sevens against the KQ of Seiver. Cates held the lead until the river, when a king came off to give Seiver the better pair, the pot, and the Premier League V title.

In addition to winning the prize money, Seiver also took home a seat into the season-ending World Poker Tour World Championship. Cates earned $300,000 for his second place finish. The final standings were as follows:

1st: Scott Seiver ($500,000)

2nd: Dan Cates ($300,000)

3rd: Phil Laak ($175,000)

4th: Patrik Antonius ($125,000)

5th: Tony G ($100,000)

6th: Tom Dwan ($80,000)

7th: Matt Frankland ($65,000)

8th: Sam Trickett ($55,000)

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