Kara Scott Wins $636,702 Playing Poker TournamentsJanuary 9, 2014 2:48 pm
Team PartyPoker pro Kara Scott‘s live poker tournament earnings have hit an impressive $636,702 after finishing in 22nd place at the €3,300 WPT Prague main event for a €7,800 ($10,594) payday.
The Czech tournament attracted 306 of the best players in the world, and the Canadian presenter was able to survive up to the last few hands of Day 3, surpassing players such as Martin Staszko (30th), Yann Dion (28th) and Kevin MacPhee (23rd), before eventually being eliminated from the competition.
Although initially expressing some disappointment of not having made it all the way to the final table, the 36 year-old Californian resident did say she was relieved to have at least made it beyond the bubble, having previously acknowledged this was an area of the game that had caused her much frustration in the past. As Kara Scott explained in her partypoker blog:
“I know that I’ve had a lot of trouble around the bubble of tournaments and that’s something I’ve been trying to figure out. In fact, I nearly busted here in Prague before the money despite starting the day 2nd in chips! I still need to work on that obviously and trying to find my ‘middle gears’ instead of just swinging between ‘full throttle madness’ and ‘total standstill.’ I have the weirdest poker game right now.”
Kara Scott’s impressive finish in Prague boosted her 2013 winnings to $65,523, and also marked her 3rd biggest winning year and her best since 2009, when she finished the runner-up at the €3,500 Irish Open Main Event for €312,600 ($413,612). That year, Kara eventually closed out 2009 with $453,450 in cashes, and as she commented later:
“I know a lot of people don’t think I can play and there are always going to be people who say I can’t. But I have made the final of a female championship, I won a Sports Star Challenge, I went deep in the World Series of Poker Main Event and now I’ve come second in the Irish Open.”
Kara Scott’s second biggest winning year was in 2008, when she collected $99,451, and after recording single-digit results from 2010 to 2012, last year’s $65,523 in tournament winnings obviously meant a great deal for Scott.
“Reflecting back on the year, even though I KNOW that it’s a small sample size and not hugely meaningful statistically, it still feels good to see some improvement in my game and the results to back that up,” stated the Poker TV presenter