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Scott Margereson Wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Main Event Poker
Gutshot Editorial
Posted on 20 Apr, 2018
By Gutshot Editorial
On 20 Apr, 2018
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By Gutshot Editorial
On 20 Apr, 2018
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Scott Margereson Wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Main Event


As part of the 16th Season of its Main Tour, WPT (World Poker Tour) had a recent stop at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Florida. The tournament series ran between 13th and 18th April and after Brandon Adams won Event #14, the result of the Championship Event was still pending.

The $3,500 buy-in event saw a massive field of 1,309 entries and this took the $3 million guarantee up to a total of $4,188,800. The tournament structure was such that the top 164 players would be paid out, with a minimum cash prize of $5,860. England’s Scott Margereson eventually shipped the event and claimed a major share of that prize pool – $696,740.

This was Margereson’s second live poker tournament title, but prior to this, he had only one 6-figure score, where he cashed $107,723 for 5th place in a 2016 WSOP event. This massive win at the SHR Poker Showdown turned out to be his career-best by a long, long way, which also doubled his career winnings and took it past the $1.2 million mark. His prize also includes a $15,000 entry into the WPT Tournament of Champions.

Apart from Margereson, the top 40 were all USA poker players, including Faraz Jaka who reached heads up against Margereson. Jaka is a well-known player in the poker circuit, with over $6 million in live cashes but he went into heads up with almost a 1:3 chip deficit. It took 31 hands to end the heads-up battle, with Margereson’s Q-J hitting 2-pair on the flop which was enough to beat Jaka’s A-8 suited.

 
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Final results:

  1. Scott Margereson – $696,740
  2. Faraz Jaka – $454,496
  3. Brian Hastings – $336,466
  4. Joey Couden – $251,523
  5. Matt Stout – $189,880
  6. Jeff Fielder – $144,775

Keep an eye out on GutshotMagazine.com for regular updates from other WPT events.

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