Erik Seidel Wins WPT Super High Roller Event
24/05/2011, Poker Tournaments
Erik Seidel is an American professional poker player, winner of eight World Series of Poker bracelets, a World Poker tour title and member of the Poker Hall of Fame since 2010. In the past years, Erik Seidel has become one of the most glorious players worldwide.
At the Bellagio World Poker Tour $100k Event, the eight times WSOP bracelet winner has managed to overcome a field of 29 players and become the lucky winner of the $1,092,000 first place prize. With this new victory, the player has further consolidated his front position in the All Time Money List, with $15,945,180.
Now, the all-time money winner has four titles and nearly $5,6 million in tournament winnings in this year alone.
The $100,000 World Poker Tour Championship High Roller, the world's biggest buy-in event of the year, attracted 29 of the game's most famous poker pros, including Daniel Negreanu, Sam Trickett, Eric Lindgren, Justin Bonomo, Vivek Rajkumar and Ashton Griffin.
Here's what the winner of the first place title said after his stunning victory: “Don't even know wat to say. Thanks everyone for ur tweets. Toughest FT I've played. @edogpoker is a fantastic player.”
WPT Championship High Roller payouts were as follows:
1. Erik Seidel $1,092,780;
2. Erick Lindgren $700,500;
3. Daniel Negreanu $448,320;
4. Vivek Rajkumar $336,240;
5. Justin Bonomo $224,160.
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