Mike Scarborough beats Erik Seidel to World Poker Tour title

Mike Scarborough beats Erik Seidel to World Poker Tour title

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Erik Seidel must be disappointed to not win the World Poker Tour Hollywood Poker Open title after reaching heads-up play. He runs so bad. Seidel finished second to Cincinnati kid Mike Scarborough, who put on a dominating show at the final table to emerge top of the 97-player field and take the $274,000 first prize.

When play began it was William Reynolds who held the dominating chip lead but that changed hands as Scarborough ramped up the aggression. Tom Marchese re-boosted Reynolds’s stack when “kingsofcards” fell in fourth place but Reynolds was next to hit the rail leaving Scarborough facing Seidel for the title seven hours after Marchese was eliminated.

With a 4-1 chip lead it took only 12 hands for Scarborough to beat out Seidel when the eight-time bracelet-winner moved in with A-9 and was called by J-T which made a straight on the turn and faded the chop outs on the river. With that, Scarborough takes his first WPT bracelet while Seidel will have to settle for just another $155k on top of the $4m plus he’s made this year.

The final table results were as follows:

1.Mike Scarborough $273,664
2.Erik Seidel $155,103
3.William Reynolds $110,788
4.Tom Marchese $77,551
5.Andy Whetstone $62,041
6.Ali Eslami $50,962

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Tags: Mike Scarborough, Erik Seidel, William Reynolds, Tom Marchese