Scott Seiver Wins WSOP 2024 Event #72 for $411K

Scott Seiver claimed his third tournament winner’s bracelet of the World Series of Poker 2024 event over the weekend in Las Vegas.

Taking to the felt in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship, Seiver beat 186 entrants on Sunday to claim the $411,041 top prize.

The longtime poker pro is only the sixth player to win three bracelets at one event. He will also be well up in the rankings for WSOP Player of the Year 2024. 

“I can’t really describe it. I’m on Cloud Nine right now,” Seiver said after his victory. 

“This just means so much to me, and it also is a step in a personal journey I’ve made for myself, where I’ve had a pie-in-the-sky dream where I want to win one bracelet in every single discipline there is.”

The Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas casinos continue to host the 2024 WSOP over the coming week, with the headline five-day Main Event starting on Wednesday. 

The Tournament

The 186 player Event #72 featured several players vying for the top spot this year. Jeremy Ausmus had hit five final tables at this year’s WSOP before this tournament. That put him just behind Seiver in Player of the Year standings, despite not having won a bracelet yet. 

However, the three-day tournament’s final table saw both top contenders remaining. At first, Canadian Mike Watson had a dominant chip lead, searching for his first WSOP bracelet. But a series of unlucky calls saw him head for the rail in sixth. 

David Lin, Jonathan Krela, and Seiver played out a dramatic three-way all-in with all three levels on chips. It went down to one river card, but Seiver came out on top to go into the heads-up with Krela. 

After 15 minutes of play, Krela overconfidently forced all-in after just one draw on a 10-8-6-4-2 against Seiver’s 9-7-6-5-2. In this lowball 2-7 game rules, the lower high card is better, meaning Seiver came out on top for his third tournament win of this year’s WSOP.

The Winner 

As well as the bracelet and a $400,000 payday, the win will be all the sweeter for Seiver after having nearly triumphed at this exact event at last year’s WSOP, where he fell at the final table.

He will be absolutely thinking of a Poker Hall of Fame spot next year, too. That’s when he hits 40 and becomes eligible. He was probably already up there, but a cool three big tournament wins in just a couple of weeks in Las Vegas will significantly add to his case.

For now, though, Seiver has got his eyes set on guaranteeing the Player of the Year, and thinks he can go further even after three bracelet wins. 

It feels incredible. I can’t lie… this tournament is just unbelievably special. In my opinion, it’s one of the most prestigious of the year, and I’ve wanted this one for a long time,” Seiver said in a post-game interview.

Aiming to win Player of the Year means everything. I’m lucky and thankful enough to be pushing that a little bit further.”

Final Standings 

1Scott SieverU.S.$411,041
2Jonathan KrelaCanada$274,217
3David LinU.S.$187,177
4Jeremy AusmusU.S.$130,794
5Jen HarmanU.S.$93,615
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