Erik Seidel national online poker gamer

Erik Seidel Poker Player

Apart from the numerous victories that Seidel has experienced, which has made him very popular by the way; he is also known for his practical and quiet demeanor. He is your homey kind of guy who loves spending time with his family, consisting of his wide, Ruah, and their two beautiful daughters. This means if he is not attending a poker tournament or spending time at a poker table, you are likely to find him at home playing house with his cute family. No doubt, Seidel is loved by his fans and it was not such a big surprise when one of his fans produced a music video, which he titled “Seiborg” to honor him. During the film clips from the 1988 WSOP are repeatedly shown which show Erik losing the final hand of the main event to Johnny Chan who is Matt Damon’s characters’ idol. If Ivey played more bracelet events and avoided the baccarat tables, he would probably hold the all-time record for bracelets by now.

Shortly after the match, the ever-humble Seidel tweeted his thanks to his fans and supporters. The win gave Seidel his first new bracelet in 14 years, and tied him with the also legendary Johnny Moss. The only players with more bracelets are Phil Hellmuth with 15, and Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan, and Doyle Brunson, who each have 10.

The Hendon Mob is the website that tracks all poker players’ tournament winnings, and I’m excited at the thought that I will be Hendon-official, a badge of honor in my mind. Seidel won’t tell me how to play a hand not because he’s being mean but because that answer comes at the expense of my developing ability to make good decisions. I have to learn to think through everything for myself, on my own. And then, perhaps, I’ll be ready to play for real stakes, in a real casino, one step closer to the World Series of Poker. After playing all morning, I make my way to Upper Manhattan to meet with Seidel and review how I’ve played.

After the winning at the World Series of Poker, Erik returned to New York. He went back to his job at Wall Street, but this time around, he didn’t stop playing poker at local tournament tables. In 2011, Seidel made his biggest winning ever at the A$250K Super High Roller No Limit Hold’em event during the 2011 Aussie Millions Poker Championship, Melbourne. He finished in the first place and made a grand winning of $2,472,555 USD. In 2015, he had another major victory at the European Poker Tour in Monte Carlo.

He defeated Jake Schwartz heads up for the Lowball win and outlasted a final table that also included Chris Vitch, Rep Porter, Josh Faris, and Dario Sammartino. Adam Friedman won his fourth career bracelet and his third-consecutive $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship bracelet, while denying Phil Hellmuth his pursuit of bracelet #17. Friedman outlasted 93 entrants in WSOP Event #38 and a final table that also included Jake Schwartz, Carol Fucks, Mike Matusow, and Matt Glantz. Meanwhile, Aussie pro Michael Addamo saw his run good continue with a victory in the WSOP $50K High Roller. Addamo was the last player standing in Event #38 $50,000 High Roller and earned a first-place payout worth $1,132,968.

By the year 2000, Erik had cashed in over 60 major tournaments with 22 cashes being at the WSOP, where he continued to add to his bracelet collection. In 1994, his 3rd gold bracelet came with $210,000 in the $5,000 LHE event. The $5,000 NL Deuce-to-Seven event in 1998 awarded him his 4th bracelet and $132,750. In 1999, he missed taking home another title when he finished 4th in the Main Event to earn $279,500. Erik Seidel outlasted a field of 624 entrants to win the GGPoker WSOP Online Super MILLION$ High Roller. In addition to the $977,842 first prize, this adds another WSOP gold bracelet to the eight Seidel has won in live events.

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