Erik Seidel Might Be Good at Poker

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7 March 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Erik Seidel Might Be Good at Poker

With eight left in the NBC Heads-Up Championship we explicitly told you to bet the farm on Erik Seidel.

We hope you took that advice to heart because he took down that event yesterday, adding another line to the ever-growing list of reasons why he might be good at poker.

It wasn't long ago that more often than not a mention of Erik Seidel included a footnote referencing his notorious heads-up loss to Johnny Chan in the 1988 Main Event.

While Chan has still been posting results, and reportedly cleaning up in the high-stakes games of Asia, his recent presence in the poker world has been almost nonexistant compared to Seidel.

With his recent win at the NBC Heads-Up Championship Seidel has taken over the top spot on poker's all-time tournament list.

We know you've got a short attention span so we're going to break down Seidel's record in bullet form, the fastest and most dangerous kind of list in the world.

Seidel's Big List of Accomplishments

  • 2010 Inductee into the Poker Hall of Fame
  • $4.3 million in earnings already in 2011! (two final table appearances at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, the $100K High Rollers at the Aussie Millions, wins in the Aussie Millions $250K Super High Roller and the $25k High Roller at the L.A. Poker Classic and a fifth-place finish in the $5k Heads Up in L.A.)
  • $14.6 million in lifetime earnings
  • Succeeded in lifetime goal of being quite tall but remaining down to earth.
  • 8 WSOP bracelets, 60 cashes.
  • 1 WPT title worth $993,000.
  • Finished 2nd in NBC Heads-Up in 2010, won it in 2011.
  • 176 entries on his Hendon Mob page.
  • Appeared as an extra on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
  • Once did a 25-minute interview with us at 5am after winning his eighth WSOP bracelet.
  • Our choice for funniest Tweeter in poker.
As you may have heard Erik Seidel plays at Full Tilt Poker. Go play with him. We heard he's got money to burn.

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