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Chiu Beats Seiver, Wins 5th WSOP Bracelet
Old-school grinder David Chiu upended young gun Scott Seiver in the finale of the $2,500 Seven-Card Stud event to win his fifth bracelet at the WSOP today.
Seiver was chasing his second WSOP bracelet but it was Chiu who ended up joining an elite group of poker players who have won five bracelets.
Chiu overcame a very tough final table that included Michael Mizrachi, Seven-Card Stud specialist Freddie Ellis and 2010 WSOP POY Frank Kassela to win the $145,520 first-place prize.
Michael Mizrachi Busts Fourth, Freddie Ellis Third
Mizrachi had the unique opportunity to become just the third player in history to win a bracelet in four consecutive years.
Instead Seiver busted Mizrachi in fourth place and the Grinder will have to wait another day to take a crack at history. He did receive $43,188 for coming in fourth.
Freddie Else then busted in third place to set the stage for a new school vs. old school showdown between Seiver and Chiu.
This time experience won out as Chiu’s chip lead proved to be insurmountable for Seiver. Seiver picked up $89,980 for coming in second.
The unassuming Chiu, who won his first bracelet way back in 1996, has quietly amassed a solid collection of poker results including five WSOP bracelets and a WPT World Championship title.
The Chinese American now has just over $7.4 million in lifetime live tournament results.
Here are the complete final-table payouts for the tournament:
- 1st: David Chiu - $145,520
- 2nd: Scott Seiver - $89,980
- 3rd: Freddie Ellis - $59,127
- 4th: Michael Mizrachi - $43,188
- 5th: Frank Kassela - $31,978
- 6th: Gary Benson - $24,003
- 7th: Matthew Ashton - $18,266
- 8th: Adam Friedman - $14,086