As the 2019 World Series of Poker continues, we have the latest news for you right here. Here’s a recap of three of the big winners from the past week:
Seiver Banks More Than $301K With Third WSOP Bracelet Victory
Poker pro Scott Seiver has expanded his impressive poker resume by earning his third World Series of Poker bracelet. He claimed the the $10K Razz Event this past week at the Rio Casino and took home $301,421.
The 34-year-old Seiver, who beat out a field of 116 players, earned his first career WSOP bracelet all the way back in 2008 when he won the $5K no-limit hold’em event for nearly $756K. Seiver then doubled down with another WSOP win last summer when he took home just over $296K in a $10K limit hold’em event.
His latest major victory pushed Seiver’s all-time career gambling earnings to $23.8 million, inching him up to No. 18 on the all-time money list. He beat out runner-up Andrey Zhigalov and a number of heavyweights, including Chris Ferguson, Daniel Jack and Daniel Negreanu amongst the top-five finishers.
The stacked final table had a combined 22 bracelet wins between them, which is a testament to how talented the field for this event actually was. Seiver, who overcame a 20:1 chip deficit at one point, proved he deserves to be considered among the best in the world by beating out such a talented and experienced field of contenders.
Former Golf Pro Hui Wins 2019 WSOP $50K Poker Players Championship
Former professional golfer Phil Hui captured his second gold bracelet and took home more than $1 million by winning the 2019 World Series of Poker $50K Poker Players Championship tournament. While the WSOP main event offers a little more money, the PPC remains one of the most prestigious events on the annual poker calendar.
Hui emerged from a field of 74 players to win this year’s PPC title and with the victory, climbed in to second place in the WSOP’s Player of the Year race. He now has three final table finishes to go with this title so far this season. With the win, he picked up 714 Card Player Player of the Year points and moved up to 35th place in the 2019 POY race standings.
Local Graphic Designer From Las Vegas Wins $600 No-Limit Hold’em
Joe Foresman, a local graphic designer from Las Vegas, couldn’t have designed a better week for himself. Puns aside, he took home $397,903 by winning the $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Bracelet event. With the win, he also earned a seat in the $10K WSOP Main Event.
The graphic designer took down one of the most experienced players in the field in Will Givens in heads-up play at the final table. Givens, Linda Huard, Jean Alexandre, David Goodman and Mrityunjay Jha made up the final table and each of the top five finishers took home upwards of $100K.
The 49-year-old needed an extra day to finish the job in an event that began with 6,140 entries. Foresman also earned 660 Card Player Player of the Year points for his first cash to bump him up to 517th in the 2019 POY race.