Erik Seidel Eyes Ninth Wsop Bracelet At Ggpoker Super Million$ Hr Final Table
In the year 2008, he participated in the World Poker Tour Foxwoods Poker Classic. He went against some big leagues in the poker community and he went ahead to claim the first place. This earned him his 1st World Poker Tour Title and the cash prize of a whopping $992,890. This winning also contributed significantly to Erik Seidel net worth.
He eventually started playing the stock market, and then moved on to poker. He was one of the group of now famous players from the Mayfair Club, including Stu Ungar, Jay Heimowitz, Mickey Appleman, Howard Lederer, Jason Lester, Steve Zolotow, Paul Magriel and Dan Harrington. In his first major tournament, Seidel was runner-up in the 1988 World Series of Poker main event to Johnny Chan. In March 2010, Seidel finished in second place in the National Heads-Up Poker Championship and collected $250,000 after a 1-2 loss to Annie Duke in the final.
In what would be the final hand, Seidel found himself in the big blind with the short stack. But what he didn’t know was that, with a J-9, his opponent held the nut straight. Seidel had played some Hold’em in his sojourns in Las Vegas and started getting in on the games casually. Eventually though, his days as a professional gambler began to wear on him and Seidel sought out a nine-to-five job with a steady paycheck. Even though Seidel says he’s all but blocked the game from his memory, the moment will live forever in footage used for the poker filmRounders.
There was bigger money to be had, however, and in the 2001 WSOP $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em event, Seidel bagged a bracelet and $411,000. The Jack Binion World Poker Open in Tunica, Miss., also proved lucrative for Seidel; though he placed second, his bankroll spiked by $258,020. His poker game improved rapidly and by 1988 Seidel was feeling confident enough to ask friends to invest in him in his first World Series of Poker. He signed up for 10 tournaments but went bust in nine of them prior to the Main Event. By that time some of poker’s biggest names, includingDan HarringtonandHoward Lederer, were wearing grooves into the seats around the club’s tables; eventually Seidel joined in the action. But Seidel wasn’t meant for a day job; the stock market crashed in 1987 and he was out of work.
All of the online bracelet events will take place on Sundays. Ten of those events are open to anyone playing online poker in Nevada and New Jersey, while one bracelet event will exclusively be at stake for online players in Pennsylvania. Erik is an American professional poker player with residence in Las Vegas, United States.
It’s only been a little over 18 months since he final-tabled the Aussie Millions Main Event, and snagged a couple of cashes at the 2020 Australian Poker Open. Born on November 6, 1959 in New York City, Erik dropped out of college to play tournament backgammon. On a trip to Las Vegas to play in a backgammon tournament, he discovered poker. Upon returning home to NY, he formed a poker study group with fellow members of the famous Mayfair Club, which included future pros Dan Harrington and Howard Lederer. Although Erik’s love of competition helped him become a winning poker player, he continued working as a trader on Wall Street for a steady paycheck. When the stock market crash of 1987 hit, he went back to the poker tables.