Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
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Event Info

Buy-in $2,500
Premiação $1,673,000
Players 752

Informações do Nível

Nível 33
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 300,000

Informações do Jogador - Dia 3

Jogadores Restantes 1
Entries 10

Highlights

Highlights

Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
Dia 3 Terminado

Scott Seiver Wins 4th Bracelet in 2022 WSOP Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout NLH ($320,059)

• Nível 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

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

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Scott SeiverUnited States$320,059
2Alexander FarahiUnited States$197,806
3David GoodmanUnited States$139,193
4Steve ZolotowUnited States$99,483
5Sergio AidoSpain$72,233
6Nick SchulmanUnited States$53,296
7Lewis SpencerUnited Kingdom$39,970
8Chris HunichenUnitied States$30,478
9Aditya AgarwalIndia$23,634
10Shawn HoodUnited 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.

Nick Schulman
Nick Schulman

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

YearTournamentEntiresPrize
2008Event #21: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em731$755,891
2018Event #52: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship114$296,222
2019Event #62: $10,000 Razz116$301,421
2022Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout NLH752$320,059
Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver wins his 4th gold bracelet!

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Tags: Aditya AgarwalAlexander FarahiChris HunichenDavid GoodmanLewis SpencerNick SchulmanSam GreenwoodScott SeiverSergio AidoShawn HoodSteve Zolotow

Alexander Farahi Eliminated in 2nd Place ($197,806)

• Nível 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Alexander Farahi
Alexander Farahi

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.

Alexander Farahi: {a-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Scott Seiver: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}

Seiver was ahead and in a good spot to seal the victory. The {9-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Spades} flop removed one of Farahi's outs and the {5-Diamonds} turn brought no help.

Going to the river, Farahi needed to hit a miracle two outer but was unable to do so when the {3-Hearts} 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 us
Scott Seiver
us 26,320,000 5,900,000
Alexander Farahi us
Alexander Farahi
us Eliminado

Tags: Alexander FarahiScott Seiver

Farahi Fights Back

• Nível 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Alexander Farahi called from the button and Scott Seiver checked his option to send both players to an {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{j-Spades} flop. On the flop, Seiver check-called a bet of 400,000 from Farahi.

The turn came {7-Clubs} and Seiver checked again only to see Farahi bet 1,300,000. Seiver decided to call once more.

On the {a-Hearts} 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 us
Scott Seiver
us 20,420,000 -1,780,000
Alexander Farahi us
Alexander Farahi
us 5,900,000 1,700,000

Tags: Alexander FarahiScott Seiver

Seiver Calls With King High

• Nível 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Scott Seiver called on his button and Alexander Farahi checked his option in the big.

The board ran out {a-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{4-Spades} and action checked to the river where Farahi bet 800,000 and Seiver called quickly. Farahi turned over {q-Spades}{8-Spades} for queen-high and Seiver turned over {k-Clubs}{7-Clubs} for king high to maintain his lead.

Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 22,200,000 2,300,000
Alexander Farahi us
Alexander Farahi
us 4,200,000 -2,300,000

Tags: Alexander FarahiScott Seiver

Break

• Nível 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

The final two players have gone on a 15-minute break

Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 16,600,000
Alexander Farahi us
Alexander Farahi
us 9,720,000 -480,000

David Goodman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($139,193)

• Nível 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
David Goodman
David Goodman

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.

David Goodman: {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Scott Seiver: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

Goodman was behind and at risk. The {k-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} brought no help and the {7-Hearts} left Goodman drawing to just three outs. Unfortunately for him the {j-Hearts} river was not one of those outs and ended Goodman's impressive run in 3rd place, a score worth $139,193.

Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 16,600,000 5,100,000
David Goodman us
David Goodman
us Eliminado

Tags: Alexander FarahiDavid GoodmanScott Seiver

Seiver Bets River

• Nível 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Alexander Farahi raised to 600,000 preflop and in the big blind, Scott Seiver defended.

The flop came out {j-Spades}{k-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and Seiver check-called a bet of 400,000 from Farahi.

The turn of {7-Clubs} checked through to the {8-Diamonds} river that saw Seiver bet 800,000 and elicited a quick fold.

Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 11,500,000 200,000
Alexander Farahi us
Alexander Farahi
us 10,200,000 700,000

Tags: Alexander FarahiScott Seiver

Seiver Comes From Behind to Survive

• Nível 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

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.

Scott Seiver: {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
David Goodman: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}

Seiver was in trouble and would need a lot of help to survive. That help came in the form of a {3-Hearts}{3-Spades}{9-Clubs} flop, which left Goodman drawing to a jack. The {k-Diamonds} turn and {q-Diamonds} river ran out clean for Seiver, however, and ensured that three handed play will continue for the time being.

Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 11,300,000 6,000,000
David Goodman us
David Goodman
us 6,000,000 -5,400,000

Tags: David GoodmanScott Seiver