When the final table of the Super High Roller started yesterday, David "Doc" Sands had nearly half the chips in play. Sands, as many expected, remained in the lead for most of the day as the field was reduced.
After Nick Schulman had been eliminated in 3rd place during Level 23 (80,000/160,000+20k ante), Sands and Scott Seiver were the last men standing. Sands had about 60 percent of the chips in play, and Seiver was willing to split the prize money if Sands agreed to forfeit five percent of equity. Sands didn't accept and the match kicked off.
The heads up was very even until Level 24 (100k/200k+30k ante) started. Seiver bet 400k on the button with 99, Sands raised to 900,000 with 1010. Seiver went all in straight away for 6.22 million. Sands made the call.
Seiver got lucky as the flop came down 379. The turn and river cards ran out 46 and Seiver took down a massive pot. Sands went all in with his few remaining chips a few hands later, and Seiver called.
The board ran out Q8593 and Scott Seiver was crowned the champion! Seiver receivde $2,003,480 for the win - the largest prize in his career. Sands received $1,259,320 for his second place finish. He will probably have nightmares for a very long time about the hand that cost him almost the entire stack (1010 vs 99).