Austin Scott returned to the World Series of Poker this year to compete in Event #26, a $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha. Last year, Scott competed in the event and finished in eighth place. This year, Scott wanted to do better and he certainly did! Scott outlasted the field of 588 players to win the event and his first ever WSOP gold bracelet.
When the final day of play began, Vadzim Kursevich would hold the chip lead and would prove a big contender in the tournament. When play got down to the last four players, Scott would take a big chunk of Kursevich’s chip lead and this would be the turning point in the tournament.
Once four handed play began, Kursevich and Scott would find themselves all in for 3.7 million chips. 9-5-4-10 was on the board and Kursevich was holding trip nines but Scott’s trip tens were better, giving Scott the hand and the chip lead.
Scott Stanko would be eliminated in fourth place and this would leave Kursevich, Scott and Brett Richey in three way play. The hit to Kursevich would be his undoing and after being eliminated in third place, Richey and Scott would begin heads up play.
Scott would hold almost a four to one chip lead and despite his best efforts, Richey could not deflate Scott’s chip stack. The final hand would go down as follows: Richey would go all in with K-Q-7-2 on the board of 8-6-2-Q. Scott showed 10-7-6-4 and a 5 on the river would give Scott a straight and the win!
1. Austin Scott– $361,797 Norman OK
2. Brett Richey– $223,492
3. Vadzim Kursevich – $158,530
4. Scott Stanko – $114,037
5. Huykhiem Nguyen – $83,180
6. Tom Chambers – $61,521
7. Romik Vartzar – $46,117
8. Dutch Boyd – $35,038
9. Thomas Pettersson – $26,966
10. Jon Hoellein – $21,016
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