Scott "gunning4you" Seiver grew up in Long Island, New York before earning a place at Brown University in Rhode Island to study Computer Science & Economics, and it was here that a rather fortuitous set of circumstances led to his becoming a professional poker player.
One of Seivers Frat house buddies was none other than Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton, who is today widely regarded as one of the world's very best and most successful poker players. Although only 18 or so at the time, Haxton was already playing for big money online, which immediately piqued Seiver's attention.
Some time after, Bill Clinton came to speak at Brown and Seiver went along with some college friends with whom he'd started playing $5 sit and gos. At the lecture one of Seiver's friends (who was way more into poker than he was at that time) spotted ex-Full Tilt pro Bill Gazes and approached him to say hi. Gazes was so shocked and pleased to be recognised that he took him and his friends (including Seiver) out to dinner. After dinner, Gazes pulled aside Seiver and his friend (and now also fellow pro player Jared Okun) and told them he thought they had what it took to make it poker and staked them both $5,000 to start playing online - which turned out to be an unbelievable read on Gazes part!
Just days later Seiver won a $100 tournament on Party Poker for $9,000 and immediately sent Gazes $4,500 (the stake was on a 50/50 split of winnings). From that point on Seiver never looked back and has been crushing at poker ever since.
Scott did actually take a job at Lehman brothers after graduating, but soon realised that playing poker was not only more lucrative and more fun, but it also gave him an enviable amount of freedom so quit to play poker full time.
Playing mainly MTT's through 2006-2007, Scott built his bankroll before graduating to small stakes cash games in late 2007. Concentrating on heads-up games he raced through the stakes and by early 2008 he was playing anywhere between $5/$10 - $25/$50. As he told HSDB in this 2013 interview it took Scott just three months to go from $2/$4 - $25/50.
Although Seiver can hold his own in cash games with the best of them, he has made his name more as an uber-successful live MTT player and he has close to $22m in live tournament winnings as of February 2017. His resume includes a WSOP bracelet in 2008's $5k NLHE for $755k and a WPT title for shipping 2011's $25k Five Star Poker Classic for $1.6m. Scott has also made several other seven-figure scores; he won $2m for winning the 2013 PCA $100k Super High Roller, $1.2m for winning 2014's EPT Grand Final €25k High Roller, $1.68m for finishing 6th in 2014's $1m buy-in "Big One for One Drop", and a staggering $5.16m for finishing runner-up to Brian Rast in 2015's $500k buy-in Aria Super High Roller Bowl.
As a Las Vegas resident, "gunning4you" is rarely seen online, although he did pop up to win a SCOOP title in May 2014 where took down the $2.1k NL 2-7 Single Draw event. In total, Seiver has over $1.6m in online tourney cashes according to Pocketfives.com
Impressive line up for 3rd SHRB as high rollers turn out in force February 7, 2017
A series of high roller events were played at the ARIA casino in Las Vegas over the weekend. There were two $25,000 buy-in events and one $50,000 buy-in event. February 6, 2017
CardPlayer has launched a new long-form audio series that features casual interviews with some of the game’s best players and personalities. January 25, 2017
Final table also featured power trio Seiver, Buddiga, and Mateos October 25, 2016