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Some are born into a family of card players, while others are just meant to find their way to professional poker tables somehow. Scott Seiver is the latter.
Scott is a pro player who, just like many others, started playing in small-time games but later on challenge big leagues. There aren’t many controversies associated with his name, but he is really popular in the industry, and that’s mainly because of his outstanding skills.
They say you need lady luck to be by your side when playing games like this, but your skills will get you halfway through, and that’s what kept Seiver going ever since. Right now, he is named one of the most popular poker players of all time.
|Full Name: Scott Seiver|
|DOB: April 14, 1985|
|Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio|
|Profession: Pro poker player|
|WSOP Bracelets: 3|
|Net Worth & Career Earnings: $24+ million|
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Scott Seiver Bio
This poker star was born in Ohio, but he grew up in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Just like co-players Justin Bonomo and Bryn Kenney, he once was hooked to Magic card game (MTG).
They say it’s a good foundation for professional poker, and I’m starting to believe that’s true. I mean, many big names in the poker industry played the game. It could be a coincidence, but it seems like it really does hone some of your strategic skills according to players’ testimonies.
In college, he went to Brown University in Rhode Island where he took a Computer Science degree.
It was during this time that he started getting into poker. He spent his free time learning about the game and showed great improvement in a short span of time. He went to casinos from time to time to play.
After a while, he stopped going to casinos because he needed more time for his studies.
But, that didn’t stop him from playing the game. Instead, he participated in online poker games. This included platforms like Full Tilt and PokerStars.
While in college, he juggled both studies and poker.
After getting a degree in Computer Science, he landed a job at Lehman Brothers (an American investment bank). But, that was only for a short period because he decided to pursue poker as a professional career.
And the rest is history.
With his passion and skills, it’s no surprise that he has won several tournaments at quite a young age. In 2008, he got his first gold bracelet for the WSOP $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event with a prize of almost $800,000. But before that, he had several other cashes from joining other WSOP tournaments.
His name rose to fame when he joined the show Big Game by PokerStars, hosted by Amanda Leatherman (now Negreanu).
At the Big Game and other WSOP and EPT tournaments he’s competed at, Scott Seiver got to play with other legendary players like…
- Daniel Negreanu,
- Phil Hellmuth,
- Antonio Esfandiari,
- Phil Laak,
- Doyle Brunson,
- Eugene Katchalov,
- Sam Trickett,
- Phil Ivey,
- Jason Koon,
- Lex Veldhuis,
- Liv Boeree,
- Vanessa Selbst,
- David Williams,
- Jason Mercier,
- Igor Kurganov,
- Todd Brunson,
- Vanessa Rousso,
- Joe Hachem,
As you can see, this list is already long!
He was among the few contenders who made a great impression. He became famous for his mouth-covering strategy. Through this, he concealed his “tells” from opponents, making it harder to predict his next move.
Since he is a well-known high-stakes roller (like Fedor Holz and Justin Bonomo), his winnings are rather big, almost always a 6-figure prize money. And that’s how his net worth easily blew up for the better.
Check out the video below of Seiver’s greatest moments. According to PokerStars, he’s the most unpredictable player ever:
Despite his popularity and wealth, Seiver has decided to keep his personal life private. There is no news about marriage or dating life, and it has been that way for quite some time now.
Interestingly enough, most famous poker players are usually private about their personal life. They can have the fame and the riches, but they also have the “regular person” life outside of the game.
The only we know of, who’s been completely showing off his lifestyle is Dan Bilzerian. (Bryn Kenney also likes to show his luxurious lifestyle and wear fancy/shiny things, but nowhere near the Dan’s extent.)
Scott Seiver Net Worth
Believe it or not, Scott is part of the top 20 richest card players to date.
Having a net worth of almost $24+ million, he got a spot on the list of the world’s wealthiest poker players.
To date, here are some of his biggest cashes:
- 2nd place 2015 Poker Central Super High Roller Bowl – $5,160,000
- 1st place 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure – $2,003,480
- 6th place 2014 WSOP $1M No-limit Hold’em Big One for One Drop – $1,680,000
- 1st place 2011 Five-Star World Poker Tour – $1,618,344
- 2nd place EPT Season X Monte Carlo Grand Final – $1,189,512
So, do you know any other interesting facts about Scott Seiver? Share them in the comments section below!