06/14/12 11:17:03 PM PDT
Last year, Austin Scott took eighth place in this event for $40,748. Not only did he better that performance this year, but Scott went on to win it all to grab his first-ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet and $361,797 in prize money.
When the day began, Vadzim Kursevich held the chip lead on the rest of the field. He stayed in front for nearly the entire day, but then the big clash came with Scott when action was four-handed at the final table.
Scott and Kursevich got all the money in on the board of in a massive pot of 3.7 million in chips. Kursevich held the for a set of nines and Scott the for top set of tens. The river completed the board with the and Scott exploded to a massive chip lead.
When Scott got heads up with Brett Richey, he was a little over four to one in front. Richey did what he could to battle back, but in the end Scott was just too much.
On the final hand, Richey was all in on the turn with the on the board. His two pair was up against the for Scott. When the landed on the river, Scott made a straight and won the tournament.
Final Table Payouts
That wraps up [i]PokerNews'[/] coverage of Event 26 from the 2012 WSOP. Be sure to stay with us all summer long for our ongoing coverage and thanks for following along once again. Until next time, goodnight from Las Vegas!
06/14/12 11:01:16 PM PDT
From the button, Brett Richey made it 100,000 to go. Austin Scott called and the flop came down . Both players checked and the turn was the . Scott led for 125,000 and Richey raised the pot to 575,000. Scott moved all in and Richey called.
Richey was all in for 840,000 with the for two. Scott held the for a hand full of straight and flush draws.
The river completed the board with the and smacked Scott with a straight to the eight. He won the pot and eliminated Richey in second place.
For his finish, Richey earned the largest score of his career worth $223,492.
|Austin Scott||5,301,000||936,000 |
|Brett Richey||0||-940,000 |
06/14/12 10:57:58 PM PDT
Austin Scott raised on the button to 100,000. Brett Richey called and the flop came down . Both players checked to see the land on the turn. Richey checked and then folded to a bet of 75,000 from Scott.
|Austin Scott||4,365,000||250,000 |
|Brett Richey||940,000||-250,000 |
06/14/12 10:53:31 PM PDT
Austin Scott raised to 100,000 from the button and Brett Richey reraised to 300,000 out of the big blind. Scott called and that brought the two players to the flop. Richey checked and Scott bet 150,000. Richey called.
The turn was the and Richey checked. Scott fired again for 325,000 and Richey folded.
|Austin Scott||4,115,000||300,000 |
|Brett Richey||1,190,000||-300,000 |
06/14/12 10:48:36 PM PDT
Brett Richey made it 100,000 to go from the button and Austin Scott reraised to 250,000 from the big blind. Richey called.
The flop came down and Scott fired 175,000. Richey folded and Scott won the pot.
|Austin Scott||3,815,000||300,000 |
|Brett Richey||1,490,000||-300,000 |
06/14/12 10:46:40 PM PDT
Brett Richey limped in from the button and Austin Scott raised to 150,000 from the big blind. Richey called.
The flop came down and Scott bet 125,000. Richey raised all in for 745,000. Scott called and the crowd rose to their feet.
Richey tabled the for trip deuces with an ace kicker. Scott held the for trip deuces with a king kicker.
The turn was the and river the . Richey's hand held up and he doubled to 1.79 million in chips.
|Austin Scott||3,515,000||-895,000 |
|Brett Richey||1,790,000||895,000 |
06/14/12 10:43:02 PM PDT
From the button, Austin Scott raised to 100,000 and Brett Richey reraised from the big blind to 300,000. Scott called.
The flop came down and Richey moved all in for 295,000. Scott folded and Richey won the pot.
|Austin Scott||4,410,000||-295,000 |
|Brett Richey||895,000||300,000 |
06/14/12 10:36:24 PM PDT
Brett Richey raised on the button to 100,000 and Austin Scott called from the big blind. The flop came down and both payers checked. The turn was the and Scott led for 150,000. Richey called. The river was the and Scott bet 175,000. Richey folded.
|Austin Scott||4,705,000||174,000 |
|Brett Richey||595,000||-175,000 |
06/14/12 10:33:51 PM PDT
Austin Scott raised to 100,000 on the button and Brett Richey called from the big blind to see the flop come down . Richey led for the pot — 200,000 — and Scott folded.
06/14/12 10:32:31 PM PDT
Austin Scott min-raised the button to 100,000 and Brett Richey called from the big blind. The flop was followed by a check from Richey and a bet from Scott of 100,000. Richey folded and Scott won the pot.
|Austin Scott||4,531,000||175,000 |
|Brett Richey||770,000||-175,000 |
06/14/12 10:30:40 PM PDT
06/14/12 10:30:34 PM PDT
Brett Richey raised on the button to 80,000 and Austin Scott called from the big blind. The flop came down and Scott fired 90,000. Richey called.
The fell on the turn and Scott bet 130,000. Richey called again.
The river was the and Scott bet 325,000. Richey folded and Scott won the pot.
|Austin Scott||4,356,000||260,000 |
|Brett Richey||945,000||-260,000 |
06/14/12 10:25:32 PM PDT
Brett Richey raised on the button to 80,000 and Austin Scott called from the big blind to take the flop. Both checked and the landed on the turn. Scott checked and Richey bet 80,000. Scott called.
After the completed the board on the river, Scott checked and Richey bet 175,000. Scott made the call, but mucked his hand after Richey tabled the for a heart flush.
|Austin Scott||4,096,000||-335,000 |
|Brett Richey||1,205,000||335,000 |
06/14/12 10:23:15 PM PDT
Austin Scott raised to 80,000 on the button and Brett Richey reraised the pot to 240,000. Scott folded and Richey won the pot.
|Austin Scott||4,431,000||-200,000 |
|Brett Richey||870,000||200,000 |
06/14/12 10:22:04 PM PDT
Brett Richey limped on the button and Austin Scott checked his option in the big blind. The flop came down and both checked. The turn was the and Scott fired 50,000. Richey called. The river was the and both checked.
Scott showed the for a straight and Richey mucked.
|Austin Scott||4,631,000||130,000 |
|Brett Richey||670,000||-130,000 |
06/14/12 10:19:52 PM PDT
Brett Richey min-raised the button to 80,000 and Austin Scott called from the big blind. The flop came down and both players checked. The turn was the and paired the board. Scott fired 100,000 and Richey called.
The river was the and Scott bet 180,000. Richey folded and Scott won the pot.
|Austin Scott||4,501,000||260,000 |
|Brett Richey||800,000||-260,000 |
06/14/12 10:12:43 PM PDT
Brett Richey folded the button and Austin Scott raised the pot from the small blind, making it 120,000 to go. Vadzim Kursevich called all in for less out of the big blind and turned over the . Scott held the .
The flop came down and Scott picked up two pair. The turn and river left him in front and Kursevich behind, which meant Kursevich was headed out the door in third place.
For his finish, Kursevich earned nearly $160,000 in prize money. With his bustout, the World Series of Poker gold bracelet was left to be decided between Scott and Richey.
|Austin Scott||4,241,000||380,000 |
|Brett Richey||1,060,000||30,000 |
|Vadzim Kursevich||0||-410,000 |
06/14/12 10:06:29 PM PDT
Vadzim Kursevich potted to 140,000 on the button and Austin Scott defended his big blind.
The flop came down and Scott immediately bet the pot, covering Kursevich's stack. After a few moments, Kursevich gave it up.
Kursevich is down to 210,000.
06/14/12 10:03:56 PM PDT
|Austin Scott||3,861,000||161,000 |
|Brett Richey||1,030,000||-70,000 |
|Vadzim Kursevich||410,000||-55,000 |
06/14/12 10:02:06 PM PDT
From the small blind, Scott Stanko raised to 120,000. Austin Scott reraised the pot from the big blind and Stanko called all in.
After a board, Scott's kings held up and eliminated Stanko in fourth place.
|Scott Stanko||0||-210,000 |