POKER PROFESSIONAL ERIC SEIDEL
ERIC SEIDEL POKER PRO
Eric Seidel Poker Professional
Erik Seidel (born in New York City) is an American professional poker player.Originally a tournament backgammon player for eight years, 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 Howard Lederer and Dan Harrington.In his first major tournament, he came in second in the 1988 World Series of Poker main event to Johnny Chan.
This final hand was featured in the movie Rounders.As of 2006, his total live tournament winnings exceed $5,700,000.He has won seven WSOP bracelets, most recently in the 2005 World Series of Poker$2,000 No Limit Holdem event, when he bested a 1403 player field.
WSOP Tournament Bracelets
• 1992 $2,500 Limit Hold'em $168,000
• 1993 $2,500 Omaha 8 or better $94,000
• 1994 $5,000 Limit Hold'em $210,000
• 1998 $5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw $132,700
• 2001 $3,000 No Limit Hold'em $411,300
• 2003 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha $146,100
• 2005 $2,000 No Limit Hold'em $611,795
• 2007 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Duece to seven lowball w/t $538,835
Erik's most recent poker tournament finnish has been finnishing second in the 2008 Ausssie millions tournament netting him a cool $1,000,000 dollars in prize money.
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