Maria Konnikova On Erik Seidel
This turned out to be a good investment on the part of his sponsors because he finished as a runner up to Johnny Chan, with a winning of $280,000. Suffice to mention that Johnny Chan was the back to back defending champion. Despite the quick elimination of Ferreira, the action at the final table slowed down considerably.
In the course of his career at the World Poker Tour, Erik has finished in money at a total of 20 times. He has also made it to the final tables at World Poker Tour and won first place at one event, which earned him his first and only World Poker Tour Title. In 2017, he almost made it to earning his second WPT Title but he finished in the second place at the World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions. Unfortunately, the jobs were not forthcoming and Erik began to experience hardship. Without thinking too much of it, Seidel had to return to his first love.
It took nearly an hour for the next player to hit the rail. The blinds were up to 125,000/250,000 when a short-stacked Isaac Baron opened from under the gun to 1.25 million with , leaving himself with just over one big blind behind. In the cutoff, Chin-wei Chien flat called holding and the rest of the table let go of their hands. The flop came and Baron moved all-in for his final big blind and Chien snap-called.
Erik Seidel was able to consolidate his status as one of the best poker players by winning his ninth WSOP Bracelet in the Super MILLION$. The 61-year-old is a famous high roller and is a proud member of the Poker Hall of Fame, making him a living legend. Throughout years of playing poker, Erik was able to accumulate around $38,915,859 in tournament winnings and 29 tournament titles. In his latest accomplishment, he was able to defeat a field of 624 entries and take home $977,842 in winning as a result. Popularly known as “The Great Dane” Gus Hansen is another professional poker player worth knowing and learning from.
Koon joins Daniel Negreanu and Fedor Holz as GGPoker’s brand ambassadors. David ‘Bakes’ Baker binked his third bracelet with a slick victory in 2021 WSOP Event #34 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw after outlasting 285 runners to win $380,475. Anthony Koutsos won his first bracelet with a victory in WSOP Event #35 $500 Freezeout NL for $167,272 after he was the last player standing out of 2,931 entries. Lithuania’s Karolis Sereika outlasted 1,441 entrants to win his first bracelet in WSOP Event #37 $1,500 NL Super Turbo for a score worth $195,310. The first time Seidel was really exposed to poker was when Ungar let Seidel tag along with him to play a night of poker.
After 16 hours of grueling play, I have made it to day two of the tournament. I stumble into bed, only to realize I can’t actually sleep for more than a few hours. I enter the familiar spiral of I need to sleep to play well, oh no, I’m not sleeping, this is terrible that anyone who has ever dealt with insomnia knows so well. At the time, Chan was the reigning world champion and Seidel was at his first-ever major tournament.