Friday, June 3, 2022 10:37 PM Local Time
Scott Seiver Wins 4th Bracelet in 2022 WSOP Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout NLH ($320,059)
On Friday night in Las Vegas, it was high-stakes poker pro Scott Seiver who ended up taking down the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em after beating Alexander Farahi heads up. Seiver added a fourth WSOP bracelet to his illustrious resume, and also $320,059 to his already over $24 million dollars in lifetime earnings.
The tournament began with 752 entrants creating a prize pool of $1,673,000, which was divided up between the top 113 players. The field was whittled down to the final 10 on Thursday, and the unofficial final table played out in just over seven hours. With the victory, Seiver became the second player this summer, along with David Peters, to capture their fourth career gold bracelet.
2022 WSOP Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout NLH Final Table Results
|1||Scott Seiver||United States||$320,059|
|2||Alexander Farahi||United States||$197,806|
|3||David Goodman||United States||$139,193|
|4||Steve Zolotow||United States||$99,483|
|6||Nick Schulman||United States||$53,296|
|7||Lewis Spencer||United Kingdom||$39,970|
|8||Chris Hunichen||Unitied States||$30,478|
|10||Shawn Hood||United States||$18,645|
"I've wanted another no-limit bracelet for a long time," said Seiver, referring to his other no-limit hold'em bracelet won in 2008, "the fields are so tough, everyone is so good at hold'em, and they are so large, so while I never thought I was due, it was something I really wanted for a while."
Seiver came into the day as chip leader, but throughout the course of play found the lead changing over a dozen times at multiple stages of the final table. After a tumultuous three-handed period, the heads-up portion lasted just under 30-minutes.
"I'm gonna play a lot of events and maybe chase some Player of the Year," said Seiver, who last month lost his High Stakes Duel III match against Phil Hellmuth.
With the win, Seiver moved to 24th place on the all-time money list, passing Sam Greenwood in the process.
Final Table Action
It didn't take long for the official final table to be reached, after Shawn Hood got in his remaining eight big blinds with pocket twos and could not fade the king-queen suited of Farahi. Hood left the tournament in tenth place for $18,645 while the remaining players found themselves nine-handed at the official final table.
The next to fall was Aditya Agarwal, who moved all in against David Goodman holding ace-queen offsuit. Goodman out-pipped him with ace-king suited and the board runout brought no help to Agarwal who exited the tournament in ninth place for $23,634.
Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen left the tournament in eighth place for $30,478 when he moved in against a raise by Seiver and a call by Goodman in front of him. Seiver folded, but Goodman snap-called with queens and it was ahead and remained so against the ace-jack of Hunichen.
Lewis Spencer spent the final table as the short stack and found his run ending in seventh place when he moved in with king-three suited in the hijack, only to get called by Seiver on the button with ace-two offsuit. The board brought a flush draw on the turn, but there was no help on the river for Spencer, who took home $39,970 for his efforts.
Poker commentator and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Nick Schulman looked good for a double-up when he moved in with ace-king and was called by the ace-queen of Sergio Aido. A queen on the turn, however, sealed Schulman's fate, and no king on the river meant Schulman's run ended in sixth place for $53,296.
Aido then lost a massive pot against Seiver when he bet-folded the river for the majority of his stack. He moved all in for his remaining chips with pocket sevens after Steve "The Bald Eagle" Zolotow raised before the flop with his ace-queen. Zolotow called and the ace-high board spelled the end for Aido, whose run finished in fifth place for $72,233.
Zolotow was the next to be eliminated when Goodman moved all in from the small blind with four-three of diamonds and Zolotow called with king-five of diamonds. The flop contained a four and a three on it, with the turn also possessing a four, and the two-time bracelet winner exited the tournament in fourth place for $99,483.
Goodman held the lead going into heads-up play, but many double-ups for the short stacks saw the lead change often throughout the course of play. After a few hours of play, it was Farahi and Seiver who had an even amount of chips and Goodman with the clear short stack.
Goodman moved all in over a raise from Farahi with ace-ten offsuit, which Seiver followed by also going all in with queens and folding out Farahi. Seiver's queens held and the 2018 WSOP Online Player of the Year left the tournament in third place for $139,193.
Farahi found himself also against Seiver's queens when, after the latter gained a large lead on him, the former three-bet jammed his stack with ace-eight, failing to improve. With that, Farahi exited in second place for $197,806.
Congratulations to Scott Seiver for winning his fourth career WSOP bracelet!
Scott Seiver's WSOP Bracelet Wins
|2008||Event #21: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em||731||$755,891|
|2018||Event #52: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship||114||$296,222|
|2019||Event #62: $10,000 Razz||116||$301,421|
|2022||Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout NLH||752||$320,059|
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Friday, June 3, 2022 9:55 PM Local Time
Alexander Farahi Eliminated in 2nd Place ($197,806)
Alexander Farahi limped from the button and Scott Seiver raised to 1,300,000. Farahi responded with an all-in bet of 7,000,000, which Seiver snapped off.
Seiver was ahead and in a good spot to seal the victory. The flop removed one of Farahi's outs and the turn brought no help.
Going to the river, Farahi needed to hit a miracle two outer but was unable to do so when the rolled off the deck. Farahi received $197,806 as a consolation prize while Seiver captured his fourth gold bracelet and $320,059.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for a winner's interview and tournament recap to follow.
|Scott Seiver||26,320,000||5,900,000 |
|Alexander Farahi||0||-5,900,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 9:48 PM Local Time
Farahi Fights Back
Alexander Farahi called from the button and Scott Seiver checked his option to send both players to an flop. On the flop, Seiver check-called a bet of 400,000 from Farahi.
The turn came and Seiver checked again only to see Farahi bet 1,300,000. Seiver decided to call once more.
On the river Seiver checked for the third time and Farahi moved all in. After some consideration, Seiver let go of his hand and Farahi reduced the chip deficit.
|Scott Seiver||20,420,000||-1,780,000 |
|Alexander Farahi||5,900,000||1,700,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 9:43 PM Local Time
Seiver Calls With King High
Scott Seiver called on his button and Alexander Farahi checked his option in the big.
The board ran out and action checked to the river where Farahi bet 800,000 and Seiver called quickly. Farahi turned over for queen-high and Seiver turned over for king high to maintain his lead.
|Scott Seiver||22,200,000||2,300,000 |
|Alexander Farahi||4,200,000||-2,300,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 9:34 PM Local Time
Seiver Opens A Lead
Multiple pots have gone Seiver's way without going to showdown.
|Scott Seiver||19,900,000||3,300,000 |
|Alexander Farahi||6,500,000||-3,220,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 9:11 PM Local Time
The final two players have gone on a 15-minute break
|Scott Seiver||16,600,000||0 |
|Alexander Farahi||9,720,000||-480,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 9:11 PM Local Time
David Goodman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($139,193)
Alexander Farahi raised to 600,000 from the button and David Goodman moved all in for 5,700,000 from the small blind. Scott Seiver then re-jammed for 9,900,000 and Farahi folded.
Goodman was behind and at risk. The brought no help and the left Goodman drawing to just three outs. Unfortunately for him the river was not one of those outs and ended Goodman's impressive run in 3rd place, a score worth $139,193.
|Scott Seiver||16,600,000||5,100,000 |
|David Goodman||0||-6,000,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 9:05 PM Local Time
Seiver Bets River
Alexander Farahi raised to 600,000 preflop and in the big blind, Scott Seiver defended.
The flop came out and Seiver check-called a bet of 400,000 from Farahi.
The turn of checked through to the river that saw Seiver bet 800,000 and elicited a quick fold.
|Scott Seiver||11,500,000||200,000 |
|Alexander Farahi||10,200,000||700,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 8:49 PM Local Time
Seiver Comes From Behind to Survive
Scott Seiver opened to 600,000 on the button. The small blind got out of the way to send the action to David Goodman in the big blind. Goodman three-bet to 5,400,000, enough to put Seiver all in. Seiver did end up making the call to put himself at risk.
Seiver was in trouble and would need a lot of help to survive. That help came in the form of a flop, which left Goodman drawing to a jack. The turn and river ran out clean for Seiver, however, and ensured that three handed play will continue for the time being.
|Scott Seiver||11,300,000||6,000,000 |
|David Goodman||6,000,000||-5,400,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 8:42 PM Local Time
Farahi's Four Ducks
Scott Seiver called in the small blind and in the big blind, Alexander Farahi checked his action.
The flop rolled off and Seiver check-called a bet of 300,000 from Farahi.
The turn saw Seiver check once more and Farahi sized up to 900,000, which Seiver still called.
The river saw Seiver check once more, and Farahi bet 2,000,000. After some time, Seiver called and Farahi turned over for four twos. Seiver shook his head and tossed his hand into the muck.
|Alexander Farahi||9,500,000||2,400,000 |
|Scott Seiver||5,300,000||-2,400,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 8:28 PM Local Time
Goodman Doubles Into The Lead
Alexander Farahi called in the small blind and in the big blind, David Goodman moved all-in for 5,550,000 which Farahi snap-called.
The flop came out which saw Farahi with little hope to win, and no hope on the turn. The river was a mere formality as Goodman saw his stack hop into first place.
|David Goodman||11,400,000||6,000,000 |
|Alexander Farahi||7,100,000||-6,100,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 8:25 PM Local Time
Level 33 started
Friday, June 3, 2022 8:23 PM Local Time
Farahi Wins Big Against Goodman
Alexander Farahi in the small blind limp called a raise to 875,000 from David Goodman.
The flop came and Farahi checked to Goodman who continued for 350,000. Farahi called to send the action to the turn.
Both players checked the turn. On the river Farahi led into the preflop raiser for 2,400,000. Goodman did not hesitate for long before calling but was shown by Farahi for flopped trips, a hand Goodman could not beat.
|Alexander Farahi||13,200,000||3,900,000 |
|David Goodman||5,400,000||-3,900,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 8:20 PM Local Time
An Even Race
David Goodman raised to 500,000 on the button and in the big blind, Alexander Farahi called.
The flop came and saw Farahi check-call a bet of 450,000 from Goodman.
The turn saw Farahi check once more to Goodman who 1,280,000 which elicited a quick fold from Farahi.
|Alexander Farahi||9,300,000||-1,800,000 |
|David Goodman||9,300,000||2,600,000 |
|Scott Seiver||7,700,000||2,300,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 8:14 PM Local Time
Farahi Takes Lead
Scott Seiver called in the small blind and in the big blind, Alexander Farahi raised to 950,000 which Seiver called.
The flop came out and Seiver check-called a 750,000 continuation-bet from Farahi.
The turn of checked through to the river where Seiver checked and Farahi bet 1,550,000. Seiver went into the tank but eventually put in the call and mucked when he saw the of Farahi.
|Alexander Farahi||11,100,000||2,700,000 |
|Scott Seiver||5,400,000||-5,800,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 8:03 PM Local Time
Seiver Raises River
Action folded to Scott Seiver in the small blind who limped. Alexander Farahi checked his option to send both players to the flop.
On a board of Seiver and Farahi checked through to the turn. Seiver checked again and faced a bet of 250,000 from Farahi, which he called.
The river paired the board and Seiver checked for the third time. Farahi fired off another bet, this time sizing up to 425,000. Seiver thought for a while before he raised to 2,100,000, eliciting an instant muck from Farahi to send the pot Seiver's way.
|Scott Seiver||11,200,000||5,800,000 |
|Alexander Farahi||8,400,000||-2,700,000 |
|David Goodman||6,700,000||-800,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 7:38 PM Local Time
Farahi Regains Lead
Scott Seiver raised to 1,000,000 in the small blind and in the big blind, Alexander Farahi called.
The flop came out and Seiver checked to Farahi who bet 550,000 and took down the pot, regaining the chip lead.
|Alexander Farahi||9,700,000||3,000,000 |
|Scott Seiver||9,100,000||-400,000 |
|David Goodman||7,500,000||-2,600,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 7:28 PM Local Time
Seiver Doubles Through Goodman
David Goodman raised in the small bind to 800,000 and in the big blind, Scott Seiver moved all-in for 4,600,000 which Goodman quickly called.
The board came out giving Seiver top pair and he climbed to second place in the chip counts.
|David Goodman||10,100,000||-4,500,000 |
|Scott Seiver||9,500,000||4,500,000 |
Friday, June 3, 2022 7:25 PM Local Time
Level 32 started
Friday, June 3, 2022 7:04 PM Local Time
The remaining three players have gone on a break.
|David Goodman||14,600,000||-800,000 |
|Alexander Farahi||6,700,000||-1,100,000 |
|Scott Seiver||5,000,000||1,400,000 |