Super High Roller

Seiver Binks His Double

Scott Seiver

On a {7-Spades} {5-Spades} {K-Spades} flop, Scott Seiver check-raised all in for his last 210,000. Humberto Brenes was stuck in the middle of the three-way action, and he tanked for a long while before folding. Mike McDonald made the call, though, and Seiver was at risk as the cards were turned up.

"Ace-jack with the ace of spades?" Seiver read his opponent's hand. It was {A-Spades} {J-Diamonds}, and that meant that Seiver's {K-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds} had him as a favorite to double up. The turn {J-Hearts} gave McDonald a few more outs, but the river {3-Hearts} was a blank and a safe card for the at-risk Seiver.

McDonald has been parted with about a third of his stack, while Seiver doubles his way back into contention with just over a half-million chips.

On the heels of that double, Seiver proceeded to win the next three pots with uncontested preflop raises to chip his way up even further.

Chip stacks
Scott Seiver us 600,000 330,000
Mike McDonald ca 400,000 -258,000

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