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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP 2012

The Great Scott Austin Takes 2012 WSOP Event #26 Title

Scott Austin 2012 WSOP Event 26
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Austin “Gabe” Scott, a 23 year old pro from Oklahoma City, was almost getting used to disappointment while at the Rio. Last year during the World Series of Poker, he final tabled the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha event, finishing eighth for $40,748. This year while trying to stay pumped up to play in the same event, his beloved Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team lost their first NBA finals game.

In spite of his basketball woes, Austin joined 580 other hopefuls, all aiming for the lion’s share of the $1,607,970 prize pool in event #26 - the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha.

On day three he barely made it to the final table, but managed to emerge in a heads-up match with Brett Richey, sporting a four-to-one chip lead. After 6.5 hours of final table play, the last hand played out with Gabe being dealt {10-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and Richey holding {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. The flop was {8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades} and when the {q-Spades} hit the turn, Richey was all-in. But the {5-Diamonds} on the river made the great Scott a straight to beat Richey’s two-pair and send the Oklahoma kid home with $361,797 in prize money and his first WSOP gold bracelet to heal his basketball wounds.

Congratulations Austin!

The final table pay out:

1stAustin Scott$361,797
2ndBrett Richey$223,492
3rdVadzim Kursevich$158,530
4thScott Stanko$114,530
5thKhiem Nguyen$83,180
6thTom Chambers$61,521
7thRomik Vartzar$46,117
8thDutch Boyd$35,038
9thThomas Pettersson$26,966's Sarah Grant talks to Scott after his victory:

What led Scott back to the WSOP this year? In a recent WSOP interview, he says that while attending Oklahoma University, he started playing poker online. After a little more than a year playing online, Scott quit school in favor of poker. After Black Friday he started playing live, which was his direct path back to the Rio and his second WSOP career cash.

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