Commentary

Seiver earns $755,891 in first bracelet win

Updated: June 17, 2008, 6:58 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN Poker Club

Event 20 | Event 22

Through 21 events, Scott Seiver has had a tremendous WSOP. After cashing three times in 2007, Seiver's sophomore WSOP season has been even more impressive. Before Seiver's win in Event 21, he finished 14th in Event 3 and 22nd in Event 8. Not bad for the 23-year-old native of Las Vegas.

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IMPDI for the WSOPScott Seiver has cashed three times in the first 21 events.

The final table may not have had a lot of household names, but there was a lot of talent present, including Jacobo Fernandez, who reached his second final table and earned his fourth cash of this year's WSOP, 2006 Event 45 winner Anders Henriksson, and Scott Freeman, who finished 19th in the 2007 main event.

Thrilled with his victory, Seiver understands how impressive his accomplishment truly was.

"It's pretty awesome, I have to admit," Seiver told Bluff Magazine. "There are hundreds and thousands of players and every year the fields grow bigger and bigger, so the fact that I've actually got one of these now is pretty wild."

Other notable finishers include Michael Mizrachi (11th), Humberto Brenes (14th) and Kathy Liebert (24th).

Below are the complete results of Event 21 of the 2008 World Series of Poker:

Event 21: No-limit hold 'em
Buy-in: $5,000
Entries: 731
Prize pool: $3,435,700
Players in the money: 72

1. Scott Seiver ($755,891)
2. Dave Seidman ($482,372)
3. Benjamin Sprengers ($292,034)
4. Jacobo Fernandez ($238,781)
5. Rajesh Vohra ($195,834)
6. Chuck Sklar ($154,606)
7. Anders Henriksson ($120,249)
8. Adam Geyer ($94,481)
9. Scott Freeman ($68,714)
10. Jorge Arias ($42,946)
11. Michael Mizrachi ($42,946)
12. Jonathan VanFleet ($42,946)
13. Rayan Nathan ($34,357)
14. Humberto Brenes ($34,357)
15. Josef Monro ($34,357)
16. Eric Baldwin ($25,767)
17. Jared Okun ($25,767)
18. Kathy Woo ($25,767)
19. Cody Slaubaugh ($19,583)
20. Unknown Player ($19,583)
21. Quoc Vu ($19,583)
22. Chris McCormack ($19,583)
23. Aaron Coulthard ($19,583)
24. Kathy Liebert ($19,583)
25. Unknown Player ($19,583)
26. Mark Radoja ($19,583)
27. John Murphy ($19,583)
28. Eric Liu ($16,147)
29. Noah Boeken ($16,147)
30. Jorryt Van Hoof ($16,147)
31. Thanhdat Tran ($16,147)
32. Patryk Hildebranski ($16,147)
33. Blake Cahail ($16,147)
34. Alexander Kamberis ($16,147)
35. Ryan Rapaski ($16,147)
36. Sam El Sayed ($16,147)
37. Hasan Habib ($12,712)
38. Daniel Smith ($12,712)
39. Anna Wroblewski ($12,712)
40. Jerrod Ankenman ($12,712)
41. Alex Melnikow ($12,712)
42. Manelic Minaya ($12,712)
43. Keith Tilston ($12,712)
44. James Hart ($12,712)
45. Alex Jacob ($12,712)
46. George Dunst ($11,681)
47. Travis Pearson ($11,681)
48. Jeremiah Vinsant ($11,681)
49. Claudio Pagano ($11,681)
50. David Mccollum ($11,681)
51. R Tabatabai ($11,681)
52. Steven Brecher ($11,681)
53. Wendell Teets ($11,681)
54. Joshua Ladines ($11,681)
55. Steven Gross ($10,650)
56. James Lee ($10,650)
57. Brent Roberts ($10,650)
58. David Singer ($10,650)
59. Michiel Brummelhuis ($10,650)
60. John Sexson ($10,650)
61. Sarah Bilney ($10,650)
62. Dave Brannan ($10,650)
63. Audrey Gouyer ($10,650)
64. Robert Zoellner ($9,619)
65. Keven Stammen ($9,619)
66. Amato Galasso ($9,619)
67. Christopher Miranda ($9,619)
68. Peter Granlund ($9,619)
69. Dag Palovic ($9,619)
70. Unknown Player ($9,619)
71. Rocco Lazazzaro ($9,619)
72. Jan Heitmann ($9,619)

Andrew Feldman is ESPN.com's Poker Editor. He is the host of the Poker Edge Podcast and co-host of ESPN Inside Deal. Andrew has covered the poker industry for ESPN since 2004.

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