Erik Seidel Won $5,4 Million This Year

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2011. May 24.
The American poker legend, <strong>Erik Seidel </strong>can't believe what's happening to him: last Saturday he won another huge prize at the <em>WPT Championshiop Super High Roller</em> event. He's currently leading the all time tournament money list.
As we reported yesterday, the American poker legend, Erik Seidel won the $100,000 Super High Roller at the WPT Championship in the Bellagio in Las Vegas. He won $1,092,780. With this win, the Poker Hall of Fame member Seidel continues his unbelievably successful year, he won the 4th major tournament this year, and currently leady this year's tournament money list with $5,4 million.

Seidel's 2011 Results:

January 10 - PCA $5.000 No Limit Hold'em 6 Max: 3rd place ($46.560)
January 13 - PCA $25.000 No Limit Hold'em High Roller Event: 4th place ($295.960)
January 22 - Aussie Millions A$ 100.000 No Limit Hold'em: 3rd place ($618.139)
January 27 - Aussie Millions A$ 250.000 Super High Roller: 1st place ($2.472.555)
February 22 - L.A. Poker Classic $ 5.100 Heads-Up Championship: 5th place ($14.500)
February 27 - L.A. Poker Classic $25.100 High Roller Event: 1st place ($144.570)
March 3 - NBC National Heads-Up Championship $25.000 No Limit Hold'em: 1st place ($750.000)
April 9 - Hollywood Poker Open $9.600 No Limit Hold'em Main Event: 2nd place ($155.103)
May 18 - WPT Championship $100.000 Super High Roller Event: 1st place ($1.092.780)


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"It's a crazy feeling, I don't even know how to describe it. It just seems more and more strange each time something good happens. It's a real strange statistical aberration, and I'm happy to be on the right side of it. If I wasn't, I'd probably be broke right now." - commented Seidel after he won the WPT Championship Super High Roller event.

He added that there's no "secret recipe" for his huge success; he feels that he got used to the modern poker, which is played today.

"The thing is, you always try to do things differently because you are always engaged with different players and different styles, so it's always a challenge to figure out what your opponent may have, how to maximize value when you have a good hand, and how to lose the least when you'd don't. That never changes, but it's getting more difficult with the young kids coming out now. Vivek Rajkumar is an incredible player, he is just so, so gifted. It's nice, because the games has changed so much over the past couple of years, and it feels great to have success against these guys that I have so much respect for, so that's an extra bonus."

With his latest big win, Seidel leads the all-time tournament money list with $15,945,180. He scored his first notable victory when he defeated Johnny Chan in the final heads-up at the 1988 WSOP Main Event. The great introduction was followed by an even greater career,  but this year has been exceptionally good, even for Erik Seidel, and it's only May yet. We'll see whether his heater will continue at the 2011 WSOP or not.

Live Tournament All-Time Money List (TOP10):


1. Erik Seidel - $15.945.180
2. Daniel Negreanu - $14.573.512
3. Phil Ivey - $13.859.944
4. Jamie Gold - $12.231.105
5. Phil Hellmuth - $11.453.638
6. John Juanda - $11.407.315
7. Scotty Nguyen - $11.371.511
8. Joe Hachem - $11.314.141
9. Michael Mizrachi - $11.222.322
10. Allen Cunningham - $11.080.268


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