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AgeNov 6, 1959 (54 years old)
HometownNew York, NY, United States
ResidenceLas Vegas, NV, United States

GPI Ranking of Erik Seidel

GPI rankNational rankTotal scoreHighestweeks at #1
#8 #6 3,417.23 pts#115
PoY 2014 rankNational rankTotal scoreHighestweeks at #1
#23 #16 752.14 pts#23 

Live Best Cash

$2,472,555

All Time Money

$20,811,660

Tournament Results of Erik Seidel

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CircuitPeriodBuy-InEarnings

Date & EventBuy InRankEntriesEarningsGPIPoY 2014

Super High Roller II

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em Super High Roller
Jul 4, 2014 Bellagio
$100,0004th37$366,300 266.67 pts 88.89 pts

45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Ante-Up (Event #47)
Jun 23 - 25, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50059th714$3,180 105.13 pts 35.04 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Heads-Up (Event #40)
Jun 19 - 21, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,00013th136$26,584 232.60 pts 77.53 pts
Pot Limit Hold'em (Event #28)
Jun 12 - 14, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,00011th160$30,516 265.26 pts 88.42 pts
Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo (Event #25)
Jun 10 - 12, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,5006th470$41,230 250.71 pts 83.57 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #21)
Jun 8 - 10, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,00083rd2043$2,941 96.10 pts 32.03 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Shootout (Event #20)
Jun 7 - 9, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$3,00031st389$7,805 159.26 pts 53.09 pts
Limit Omaha Hi/Lo (Event #14)
Jun 4 - 6, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50034th1036$7,146 144.06 pts 48.02 pts

2014 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Melbourne, Australia

No Limit Hold'em - $100,000 Challenge
Feb 7 - 8, 2014 Crown Casino
AU$100,0003rd47AU$1,076,000 329.83 pts 109.94 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Feb 2 - 9, 2014 Crown Casino
AU$10,60010th668AU$100,000 305.09 pts 135.59 pts

WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - High Roller
Dec 8 - 10, 2013 Bellagio
$100,0002nd22$650,100 215.58 pts

2013 World Series of Poker - Europe

Enghien, France

No Limit Hold'em - High Roller (Event #7)
Oct 21 - 23, 2013 Casino Barrière de Enghien
25,000 + 6008th8055,400 207.01 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #4)
Oct 16 - 18, 2013 Casino Barrière de Enghien
2,000 + 2002nd33792,003 241.04 pts

EPT Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller
Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2013 Casino Barcelona
48,000 + 2,0002nd40557,100 269.33 pts

Seminole Hard Rock 2013 Poker Open

Hollywood, FL, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Aug 22 - 27, 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$5,300328th2384$7,500 119.06 pts

44th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2013

Las Vegas, NV, United States

World Championship - No Limit Hold'em Day (Event #62)
Jul 6 - 15, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,000560th6352$21,495 62.34 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #56)
Jul 1 - 3, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,500170th1736$4,462 53.43 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #54)
Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,000174th2883$2,283 32.90 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Shootout (Event #36)
Jun 20 - 22, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50014th1194$5,556 74.98 pts
No Limit Hold'em - 6 Handed (Event #21)
Jun 11 - 13, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$3,0009th807$33,090 113.23 pts

World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC)

Melbourne, Australia

No Limit Hold'em - WSOP APAC
Apr 11 - 15, 2013 Crown Casino
AU$10,00039th405AU$20,392 94.03 pts

Bay 101 Shooting Stars

San Jose, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Mar 4, 2013 Bay 101
$7,150 + $3504th643$295,590 183.78 pts

2013 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Melbourne, Australia

No Limit Hold'em - $25,000 Challenge
Feb 2, 2013 Crown Casino
AU$25,0003rd30AU$125,000 55.20 pts

EPT/Estrellas Poker Tour - Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller
Aug 17, 2012 Casino Barcelona
50,0006th55153,600 53.12 pts

43rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2012

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball (Event #60)
Jul 5 - 7, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,00011th101$22,386 18.31 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #44)
Jun 24 - 26, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,000261st2949$1,937 5.84 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #33)
Jun 17 - 19, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,000153rd2795$2,465 7.18 pts
No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball (Event #30)
Jun 15 - 17, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50013th285$4,682 10.85 pts
Pot Limit Omaha (Event #26)
Jun 12 - 14, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$3,00018th589$13,282 18.30 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Shootout (Event #14)
Jun 6 - 8, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50095th1138$5,295 8.72 pts

EPT Grand Final

Monte Carlo, Monaco

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Apr 25 - 30, 2012 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
10,000 + 60046th66525,000 24.30 pts

2011 World Series of Poker - Europe

Cannes, France

Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
Oct 14 - 19, 2011 Le Croisette Casino Barriere Cannes
10,000 + 40021st59337,000 30.33 pts
Mixed No Limit Hold'em
Oct 12 - 15, 2011 Le Croisette Casino Barriere Cannes
10,000 + 40012th12526,618 21.27 pts

2011-12 Epic Poker League - Event 2

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em 8 Handed - League Main Event
Sep 6 - 9, 2011 Palms
$20,0004th97$184,100 31.85 pts

2011-12 Epic Poker League - Event 1

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em Six Handed - League Main Event
Aug 9 - 12, 2011 Palms
$20,0002nd137$604,330 42.22 pts

42nd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2011

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Jul 5 - 7, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00033rd352$10,091 15.44 pts
Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50058th946$4,188 9.81 pts
Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship
Jun 18 - 20, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,00013th168$32,057 21.13 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Shootout
Jun 14 - 16, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00017th387$13,368 20.39 pts
Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Jun 1 - 3, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50032nd925$6,868 11.82 pts

Ninth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Super High Roller Event - No Limit Hold'em
May 18 - 19, 2011 Bellagio
$100,0001st29$1,092,780 33.64 pts

Hollywood Poker Open

Lawrenceburg, IN, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Apr 9 - 13, 2011 Hollywood Casino
$9,600 + $4002nd97$155,103 32.05 pts

NBC National Heads-Up Championship 2011

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Mar 3, 2011 Caesars Palace
$25,0001st64$750,000 41.54 pts

2011 L.A. Poker Classic

Los Angeles, CA, United States

High Roller Event
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2011 Commerce Casino
$25,1001st18$144,570
Heads-Up Championship
Feb 22, 2011 Commerce Casino
$5,1005th48$14,500 12.57 pts

2011 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Melbourne, Australia

Super High Roller No Limit Hold'em
Jan 27, 2011 Crown Casino
AU$250,0001st20AU$2,500,000
No Limit Hold'em
Jan 22, 2011 Crown Casino
AU$100,000 + AU$5003rd38AU$625,000 25.36 pts

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Paradise Island, Bahamas

No Limit Hold'em - High Roller Event
Jan 13 - 15, 2011 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$25,000 + $5004th151$295,960 34.62 pts
No Limit Hold'em - 6 Max
Jan 10 - 11, 2011 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$5,000 + $2503rd64$46,560 17.24 pts

FullTiltPoker.com Poker Million IX

Sky Sports, England

Runners-Up Heat
Oct 17, 2010 Sky Sports
3rd6

FullTiltPoker.com - Doubles Poker Championship

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Qualifying Match 8
Sep 4, 2010 Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
$50,0001st $5,000

FullTiltPoker.com Poker Million IX

Sky Sports, England

Heat 3
Jul 28, 2010 Sky Sports
2nd8

41st World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2010

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Ante Up For Africa Charity Event
Jul 3, 2010 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,0005th83$29,926
Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8
Jun 25 - 27, 2010 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,0005th284$85,800
World Championship No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw
Jun 9 - 11, 2010 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,0006th101$41,270
No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw
Jun 5 - 7, 2010 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50014th250$4,404

NBC National Heads-Up Championship 2010

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Mar 5 - 7, 2010 Caesars Palace
$20,0002nd64$250,000

2010 L.A. Poker Classic

Los Angeles, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Feb 24, 2010 Commerce Casino
$5,10010th130$9,460

2010 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Melbourne, Australia

Pot Limit Omaha
Jan 28, 2010 Crown Casino
AU$10,000 + AU$5001st26AU$120,000

2009 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

H.O.R.S.E.
Dec 8 - 10, 2009 Bellagio
$5,000 + $1804th62$21,049

Late Night Poker 2009

Cardiff, Wales

Heat B
Aug 24, 2009 Omni TV
7th7

Bellagio Cup V

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Jul 13, 2009 Bellagio
$15,000 + $4006th268$164,640

40th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2009

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Ante Up For Africa Charity Event
Jul 2, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,0004th137$51,601
World Championship H.O.R.S.E.
Jun 26, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$50,0008th95$162,381
World Championship Pot Limit Hold'em
Jun 23, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,00019th275$24,066
Pot Limit Hold'em
Jun 9, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,5007th633$24,919
No Limit Hold'em
Jun 6, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00022nd655$21,026

2008 North American Poker Championship

Ontario, Canada

No Limit Hold'em
Oct 10 - 16, 2008 Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
C$10,000 + C$30010th454C$56,868

2008 World Series Of Poker - Europe

London, England

World Championship No Limit Hold'em
Sep 27 - Oct 2, 2008 The Casino at the Empire
£10,000 + £35019th362£28,960

39th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2008

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Jun 24 - 26, 2008 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,5004th720$68,304
Pot Limit Omaha
Jun 18 - 20, 2008 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50021st320$19,257
World Championship Seven Card Stud
Jun 7 - 9, 2008 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,0005th158$92,825
No Limit Hold'em - Shootout
Jun 6 - 8, 2008 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00024th360$16,920

Foxwoods Poker Classic 2008

Mashantucket, CT, United States

No Limit Hold'em - WPT Event
Apr 4 - 9, 2008 Foxwoods Resort Casino
$9,700 + $3001st346$992,890

2008 World Poker Challenge - WPT

Reno, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Mar 25 - 28, 2008 Grand Sierra Resort
$7,500 + $20016th261$28,099

2008 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Melbourne, Australia

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Jan 14 - 19, 2008 Crown Casino
AU$10,000 + AU$5002nd780AU$1,000,000

2007 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Doyle Brunson Classic - No Limit Hold'em
Dec 12 - 18, 2007 Bellagio
$15,000 + $40055th664$28,905

WPT Spanish Championship

Barcelona, Spain

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Oct 11 - 16, 2007 Casino Barcelona
7,500 + 3008th22650,300

38th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2007

Las Vegas, NV, United States

World Championship No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw
Jul 4 - 5, 2007 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,0001st78$538,835
S.H.O.E
Jul 1 - 2, 2007 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,00066th730$1,528
No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed
Jun 18 - 20, 2007 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,50040th847$6,429
No Limit Hold'em - Shootout
Jun 12 - 13, 2007 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50034th900$6,757
No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed
Jun 7 - 9, 2007 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50040th1427$5,844

Poker After Dark II

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Week 14 - Bracelet Winners
Jun 4, 2007 South Point Casino
$20,0004th6

Bay 101 Shooting Stars

San Jose, CA, United States

WPT Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em
Mar 12 - 15, 2007 Bay 101
$9,600 + $40027th450$30,000

Poker After Dark

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Week 5
Jan 29, 2007 South Point Casino
$20,0005th6

2007 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Melbourne, Australia

$100,000 Hold'em Event
Jan 12, 2007 Crown Casino
AU$100,000 + AU$5002nd18AU$550,000

Fifth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Dec 10, 2006 Bellagio
$5,000 + $1807th251$29,795
No Limit Hold'em
Dec 5, 2006 Bellagio
$5,000 + $18017th175$8,235

Festa Al Lago V Poker Tournament

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Oct 16 - 20, 2006 Bellagio
$10,000 + $30052nd433$12,525

37th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2006

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Pot Limit Hold'em
Jul 22 - 24, 2006 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00034th378$7,106
No Limit Hold'em
Jul 14 - 16, 2006 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,000128th1579$2,874
No Limit Hold'em
Jun 27 - 29, 2006 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50049th2776$9,094

$120,000 Full Tilt Poker Pro Showdown

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jun 22, 2006 Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
$120,0004th7

Mandalay Bay Poker Championship

Las Vegas, NV, United States

WPT Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em
Jun 4 - 8, 2006 Mandalay Bay
$10,000 + $20048th349$13,440

2006 WSOP Circuit - Caesars Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em
May 8 - 11, 2006 Caesars Palace
$10,00012th209$27,504

2006 Borgata Winter Open - WPT

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

WPT Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em
Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2006 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
$9,700 + $30033rd381$14,783

2005 Monte Carlo Millions

Monte Carlo, Monaco

No Limit Hold'em
Nov 20 - 23, 2005 Salle Francois Blanc
$25,00075th 

2005 World Poker Finals

Mashantucket, CT, United States

WPT - No Limit Hold'em
Nov 13 - 18, 2005 Foxwoods Resort Casino
$10,000 + $20031st783$20,700

2005 Ultimate Poker Classic

Palm Beach, Aruba

Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em
Sep 26 - Oct 1, 2005 Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino
$5,000 + $20038th647$8,000

Ultimate Poker Challenge

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
Jul 25 - 27, 2005 Plaza Hotel & Casino
$10,000 + $2008th55$18,300

36th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2005

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jul 11, 2005 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,5006th $59,545
Pot Limit Omaha
Jul 2, 2005 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,0008th165$46,530
Pot Limit Hold'em
Jun 20, 2005 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00016th239$11,235
Pot Limit Omaha
Jun 13, 2005 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,0009th212$23,130
No Limit Hold'em
Jun 10, 2005 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,0001st1403$611,795

2005 Mirage Poker Showdown

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
May 20, 2005 Mirage
$3,000 + $1008th195$11,146

2005 L.A. Poker Classic

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Main Event - No Limit Hold'em Championship
Feb 18 - 22, 2005 Commerce Casino
$9,603 + $3979th538$77,498

Five-Diamond World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Dec 11, 2004 Bellagio
$3,000 + $10032nd420$5,984
Pot Limit Hold'em
Dec 9, 2004 Bellagio
$2,500 + $1004th168$24,444

2004 World Poker Finals

Mashantucket, CT, United States

No Limit Hold'em Final Day - WPT
Nov 13 - 17, 2004 Foxwoods Resort Casino
$10,000 + $20012th674$92,338

2004 Festa al Lago III Poker Tournament

Las Vegas, NV, United States

The Doyle Brunson North American No Limit Hold'em Poker Champion
Oct 19 - 22, 2004 Bellagio
$10,000 + $2004th312$165,000
No Limit Hold'em Final Day
Oct 17 - 18, 2004 Bellagio
$3,000 + $1001st174$217,839

2004 Ultimatebet.com Poker Classic

Palm Beach, Aruba

No Limit Hold'em Final Day
Sep 28 - Oct 1, 2004 Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino
$6,000 + $20053rd647$8,000

2004 Plaza Ultimate Poker Challenge

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Sep 4, 2004 Plaza Hotel & Casino
$1,000 + $604th55$2,700
No Limit Hold'em
Aug 22, 2004 Plaza Hotel & Casino
$1,000 + $601st35$8,000

Championship Poker

Verona, NY, United States

No-Limit Hold'em
Jul 8 - 14, 2004 Turning Stone Resort & Casino
$10,0009th112$12,000

Festa al Lago II

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jun 30 - Jul 1, 2004 Bellagio
$2,500 + $1001st165$175,347

35th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2004

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Omaha Hi-Lo Split
May 9 - 10, 2004 Binions
$2,0003rd234$38,740
Limit Hold'em
May 6 - 7, 2004 Binions
$2,00018th287$4,220
No-Limit Hold'em
Apr 30 - May 1, 2004 Binions
$1,50020th831$5,740
Limit Hold'em
Apr 25 - 26, 2004 Binions
$1,50039th608$2,520

2003 Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship
Dec 15 - 18, 2003 Bellagio
$10,000 + $20019th314$17,458
Pot Limit Omaha
Dec 13, 2003 Bellagio
$2,500 + $1001st98$95,059
Limit Hold'em
Dec 10, 2003 Bellagio
$2,500 + $1007th161$9,761

2003 Four Queens Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Oct 1, 2003 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$1,000 + $702nd127$24,450

2003 United States Poker Championship

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

No Limit Hold'em Main Event
Sep 17 - 19, 2003 Trump Taj Mahal
$9,800 + $2002nd99$223,146

34th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2003

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
May 15 - 16, 2003 Binions
$3,0003rd398$105,480
Pot Limit Omaha
May 8 - 9, 2003 Binions
$5,0006th85$17,800
Pot Limit Omaha
Apr 22 - 23, 2003 Binions
$1,5001st117$146,100
No Limit Hold'em
Apr 19, 2003 Binions
$2,00011th407$9,080

2003 Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic WPT Championship

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Apr 12, 2003 Bellagio
$2,50018th212$4,888
No Limit Hold'em
Apr 7 - 8, 2003 Bellagio
$1,5003rd249$33,700

Euro Finals of Poker 2003

Paris, France

Pot Limit Omaha
Feb 8, 2003 Aviation Club de France
3,0002nd7761,220

The Fourth Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open

Tunica, MS, United States

Pot Limit Hold'em
Jan 19, 2003 Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
$1,000 + $603rd154$38,024

Crown Australasian Poker Championships - 2003

Melbourne, Australia

Pot Limit Hold'em
Jan 9, 2003 Crown Casino
AU$1,0002nd115AU$35,000
Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Jan 8, 2003 Crown Casino
AU$2,0004th46AU$9,200

2002 United States Poker Championship

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Dec 17 - 19, 2002 Trump Taj Mahal
$7,500 + $1002nd72$124,200

3rd Annual 49'er Gold Rush Bonanza

San Francisco, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Main WPT Event
Nov 10 - 11, 2002 Lucky Chances Casino
$3,000 + $1509th152$9,000

2002 Four Queens Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Oct 3, 2002 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$1,00010th104$1,310

Hall of Fame Poker Classic 2002

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Sep 4, 2002 Binions
$1,5003rd56$14,340
Pot Limit Hold'em
Sep 1, 2002 Binions
$1,0001st48$20,300

2002 Legends of Poker

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Omaha Hi/Lo
Aug 26, 2002 Bicycle Casino
$1,000 + $609th $1,120

Bellagio High Buy-in Tournament Series

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Pot Limit Hold'em
Jul 30 - Aug 1, 2002 Bellagio
$2,5004th25$6,063

Grand Slam of Poker 2002

Gardena, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jul 27, 2002 Hustler Casino
$500 + $253rd147$6,985

Bellagio High Buy-in Tournament Series

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Mixed Games (Stud/Omaha 8/Limit Hold'em/No Limit Hold'em)
Jul 23 - 25, 2002 Bellagio
$3,1001st42$45,832

33rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2002

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
May 6 - 7, 2002 Binions
$1,50011th528$8,180
Pot Limit Hold'em
Apr 28 - 29, 2002 Binions
$2,0003rd216$38,580

2002 L.A. Poker Classic

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Pot Limit Hold'em
Feb 20, 2002 Commerce Casino
$1,000 + $605th158$6,320
Omaha Hi/Lo
Feb 19, 2002 Commerce Casino
$1,000 + $6017th123$1,476
No Limit Hold'em
Feb 17, 2002 Commerce Casino
$1,000 + $604th215$12,900

The Third Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open

Tunica, MS, United States

No Limit Texas Hold'em Championship
Jan 23, 2002 Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
$10,0002nd140$258,020
Pot Limit Texas Hold'em
Jan 17, 2002 Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
$1,000 + $6015th131$1,398

2001 Four Queens Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em Championship Event
Sep 21, 2001 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$5,000 + $1008th75$9,094
Pot Limit Hold'em
Sep 9, 2001 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$500 + $405th90$2,400

Linda Johnson Celebrity Challenge 2001

San Jose, Costa Rica

No Limit Hold'em - Alex Brenes Challenge
Aug 16, 2001 Casino Europa
$107th126$985

32nd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2001

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Texas Hold'em (no limit)
May 10, 2001 Binions
$3,000 + $1201st382$411,300
Texas Hold'em (pot limit)
May 8, 2001 Binions
$3,000 + $1204th226$39,460
Omaha (pot limit)
Apr 27, 2001 Binions
$1,500 + $9010th145$5,010

2000 United States Poker Championship

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

No Limit Hold'em Championship
Dec 13, 2000 Trump Taj Mahal
$7,500 + $10018th106$3,975

Poker Million 2000

Douglas, Isle of Man

Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
Nov 17, 2000 Gala Casino
£250 + £208th79£1,338

2000 Legends of Poker

Los Angeles, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Aug 19, 2000 Bicycle Casino
$1,000 + $605th104$4,680

Global Pot Limit No Limit Open

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Pot Limit Omaha
Jul 29, 2000 Bicycle Casino
$300 + $305th18$555

31st World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2000

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Pot Limit Omaha
Apr 28 - 29, 2000 Binions
$1,500 + $7017th156$4,485

The First Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open

Tunica, MS, United States

No Limit Hold'em Championship
Apr 14 - 16, 2000 Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
$5,000 + $10010th123$7,159
Pot Limit Omaha
Apr 8, 2000 Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
$1,000 + $603rd90$22,931
No Limit Hold'em
Apr 4, 2000 Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
$500 + $4010th210$1,266

1999 United States Poker Championship

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

Omaha Hi-Lo Split
Dec 11, 1999 Trump Taj Mahal
$1,000 + $605th67$3,685

California State Poker Championship 1999

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Omaha Hi-Lo Split
Jun 12, 1999 Commerce Casino
$300 + $307th102$1,232

30th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1999

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em World Championship
May 10 - 13, 1999 Binions
$10,0004th $279,500
Limit Hold'em
May 8, 1999 Binions
$5,00017th187$5,500

Euro Finals of Poker 1999

Paris, France

No Limit Hold'em
Feb 6, 1999 Aviation Club de France
FF3,0006th89FF13,100

1998 United States Poker Championship

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Dec 10, 1998 Trump Taj Mahal
$1,0006th82$3,690

29th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1998

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
May 7, 1998 Binions
$3,0004th242$43,560
No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw
May 6, 1998 Binions
$5,0001st26$132,750
Hold'em Pot Limit
May 5, 1998 Binions
$3,00017th172$5,160
Omaha Pot Limit
May 1, 1998 Binions
$2,5003rd82$40,800

1998 Four Queens Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Limit Hold'em Shootout
Mar 21, 1998 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$500 + $401st82$16,400

International Pot-Limit Rendezvous

Oceanside, CA, United States

Pot Limit Hold'em
Jan 4, 1998 Oceans Eleven Casino
$2,0001st20$16,000

1997 Legends Of Poker

Los Angeles, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Sep 17, 1997 Bicycle Casino
$2,5001st35$39,375

28th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1997

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Limit Hold'em
May 10, 1997 Binions
$5,0003rd112$56,000
Limit Hold'em
May 4, 1997 Binions
$3,0005th193$28,950
Limit Hold'em
Apr 22, 1997 Binions
$2,0004th544$70,720

1997 Four Queens Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Pot Limit Omaha
Jan 21, 1997 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$1,000 + $559th60$2,905

1996 Four Queens Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Finals
Sep 19, 1996 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$5,0855th56$15,400

1996 Legends of Poker

Los Angeles, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Aug 24, 1996 Bicycle Casino
$2,500 + $604th43$10,750

Grosvenor European Open Championships

London, England

No Limit Hold'em Main Event
Jul 6, 1996 Grosvenor Victoria Casino
£1,5004th80£10,400

27th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1996

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Omaha Pot Limit
May 7, 1996 Binions
$2,5006th78$16,313
Omaha Pot Limit
Apr 30, 1996 Binions
$1,50014th133$4,215

Amarillo Slim's Superbowl of Poker

Los Angeles, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Feb 7, 1996 Bicycle Casino
$1,000 + $502nd57$13,110

1995 Four Queens Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Sep 25, 1995 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$5,0004th106$37,100
Pot Limit Omaha
Sep 23, 1995 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$1,0001st71$60,000

1995 Legends of Poker

Los Angeles, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Aug 29, 1995 Bicycle Casino
$5,000 + $755th56$15,400
No Limit Hold'em
Aug 28, 1995 Bicycle Casino
$1,000 + $505th83$9,075
Limit Hold'em
Aug 26, 1995 Bicycle Casino
$1,000 + $506th90$5,715

26th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1995

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em World Championship
May 15 - 18, 1995 Binions
$10,000151st273
Limit Hold'em
May 7, 1995 Binions
$2,5007th186$11,625

Aviation Club de France - Opening Festival

Paris, France

Pot Limit Hold'em
Mar 1, 1995 Aviation Club de France
FF5,0007th28FF5,000

LA Poker Classic IV

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Pot Limit Omaha
Feb 28, 1995 Commerce Casino
$1,000 + $503rd40$15,450

Queens Poker Classic V

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Pot Limit Hold'em
Jan 18, 1995 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$500 + $306th121$8,010

1994 World Poker Finals

Mashantucket, CT, United States

Limit Hold'em
Dec 16, 1994 Foxwoods Resort Casino
$2,0005th53$7,420
No Limit Hold'em
Dec 12, 1994 Foxwoods Resort Casino
$2,0003rd39$7,800

Hall of Fame Poker Classic 1994

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Chinese Poker
Dec 5, 1994 Binions
$1,5002nd24$9,000

Queens Poker Classic Summer Edition

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Sep 20, 1994 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$2,500 + $603rd128$32,000

10th Annual Diamond Jim Brady

Oceanside, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Aug 17, 1994 Oceanside Card Club
$1,0001st93$75,600

25th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1994

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Limit Hold'em
May 7, 1994 Binions
$5,0001st105$210,000
Limit Hold'em
May 1, 1994 Binions
$2,50014th212$5,300
Pot Limit Hold'em
Apr 27, 1994 Binions
$1,5006th $12,968

Queens Poker Classic IV

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Limit Hold'em
Jan 22, 1994 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$500 + $3012th280$1,618
Pot Limit Hold'em
Jan 19, 1994 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$1,000 + $508th126$2,520

1993 World Poker Finals

Mashantucket, CT, United States

Limit Hold'em
Dec 19, 1993 Foxwoods Resort Casino
$2,0005th $4,400

24th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1993

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Limit Hold'em
May 5, 1993 Binions
$2,50015th149$3,725
Omaha 8 or Better
Apr 29, 1993 Binions
$2,5001st94$94,000
Hold'em Pot Limit
Apr 28, 1993 Binions
$1,50015th204$3,060

1993 L.A. Poker Classic

Los Angeles, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Mar 5, 1993 Bicycle Casino
$5,000 + $804th45$22,500

Queens Poker Classic III

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jan 17, 1993 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$500 + $302nd169$36,000

Hall of Fame Poker Classic 1992

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Pot Limit Hold'em
Nov 4, 1992 Binions
$1,500 + $6017th115$1,380

23rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1992

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Limit Hold'em
May 3, 1992 Binions
$2,5001st168$168,000

Queens Poker Classic II

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jan 22, 1992 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$5,000 + $802nd100$100,000
Pot Limit Hold'em
Jan 19, 1992 Four Queens Hotel & Casino
$1,000 + $5016th127$1,016

Hall Of Fame Poker Classic 1991

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Nov 1, 1991 Binions
$1,500 + $607th190$7,125
Pot Limit Omaha
Oct 29, 1991 Binions
$1,500 + $609th104$2,340

22nd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1991

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Limit Hold'em
May 1, 1991 Binions
$5,0002nd105$105,000

Hall Of Fame Poker Classic 1990

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Limit Hold'em
Dec 13, 1990 Binions
$2,000 + $504th177$23,010

Hall of Fame Poker Classic 1989

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em
Dec 22 - 23, 1989 Binions
$5,000 + $508th116$11,600

4th Annual Diamond Jim Brady

Los Angeles, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Aug 2, 1988 Bicycle Casino
$1,0001st $144,000

19th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1988

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em World Championship
May 9 - 12, 1988 Binions
$10,0002nd167$280,000

Ranking history

GPI

PoY 2013

PoY 2014

DateGPI rankScore
Aug 6, 2014#83417.23
Jul 23, 2014#63398.24
Jul 16, 2014#63364.18
Jul 12, 2014#63364.18
Jul 9, 2014#63364.18
Jul 5, 2014#63398.53
Jul 2, 2014#73398.53
Jun 28, 2014#73398.53
Jun 25, 2014#73398.53
Jun 21, 2014#83339.21
Jun 18, 2014#93285.76
Jun 14, 2014#123182.96
Jun 11, 2014#302899.12
Jun 7, 2014#362809.76
Jun 4, 2014#352801.03
May 28, 2014#372801.03
May 21, 2014#382801.03
May 14, 2014#402813.40
May 7, 2014#392813.40
Apr 30, 2014#342813.40
Apr 23, 2014#302821.38
Apr 16, 2014#113206.68
Apr 9, 2014#133225.38
Apr 2, 2014#133225.38
Mar 26, 2014#133225.38
Mar 19, 2014#133225.38
Mar 12, 2014#153225.38
Mar 5, 2014#113246.51
Feb 26, 2014#113241.50
Feb 19, 2014#133239.33
Feb 12, 2014#93318.49
Feb 5, 2014#183036.26
Jan 29, 2014#173015.97
Jan 23, 2014#173020.21
Jan 15, 2014#173020.21
Jan 8, 2014#102693.65
Jan 3, 2014#112747.48
Dec 26, 2013#122747.48
Dec 19, 2013#162664.38
Dec 11, 2013#192484.18
Dec 4, 2013#212469.28
Nov 27, 2013#222469.28
Nov 20, 2013#232469.28
Nov 13, 2013#252474.58
Nov 6, 2013#262474.58
Oct 30, 2013#262474.58
Oct 23, 2013#312360.55
Oct 16, 2013#402234.90
Oct 9, 2013#372253.48
Oct 2, 2013#382253.48
Sep 25, 2013#382253.48
Sep 20, 2013#382253.48
Sep 11, 2013#422253.48
Sep 4, 2013#332312.08
Aug 28, 2013#572061.58
Aug 21, 2013#632049.01
Aug 14, 2013#462174.77
Aug 8, 2013#402246.42
Jul 31, 2013#472178.89
Jul 25, 2013#492160.36
Jul 18, 2013#502160.36
Jul 13, 2013#492129.65
Jul 12, 2013#522112.42
Jul 11, 2013#522112.42
Jul 10, 2013#512112.42
Jul 9, 2013#492112.42
Jul 8, 2013#492112.42
Jul 7, 2013#532112.42
Jul 6, 2013#532112.42
Jul 5, 2013#382209.66
Jul 4, 2013#372209.66
Jul 3, 2013#372209.66
Jul 2, 2013#392209.66
Jul 1, 2013#392209.66
Jun 30, 2013#392209.66
Jun 29, 2013#392209.66
Jun 27, 2013#402209.66
Jun 26, 2013#402209.66
Jun 25, 2013#392231.92
Jun 24, 2013#352263.66
Jun 23, 2013#372263.66
Jun 22, 2013#502130.28
Jun 21, 2013#502130.28
Jun 20, 2013#502130.28
Jun 19, 2013#492130.28
Jun 18, 2013#512130.28
Jun 17, 2013#462169.14
Jun 16, 2013#422201.56
Jun 14, 2013#681973.19
Jun 12, 2013#622003.46
Jun 9, 2013#592023.90
Jun 8, 2013#572023.90
Jun 7, 2013#582023.90
Jun 6, 2013#592011.12
Jun 5, 2013#582018.32
Jun 4, 2013#582018.32
Jun 3, 2013#592018.32
Jun 2, 2013#572018.32
May 30, 2013#552018.32
May 20, 2013#562018.32
May 13, 2013#512042.11
May 6, 2013#442042.11
Apr 29, 2013#462042.11
Apr 22, 2013#452076.92
Apr 15, 2013#482076.92
Apr 8, 2013#482082.30
Apr 1, 2013#512082.30
Mar 25, 2013#532082.30
Mar 18, 2013#522082.30
Mar 11, 2013#1001684.63
Mar 4, 2013#761828.90
Feb 25, 2013#681852.50
Feb 18, 2013#731846.98
Feb 11, 2013#591966.22
Feb 4, 2013#462101.76
Jan 28, 2013#711838.33
Jan 21, 2013#741836.82
Jan 14, 2013#731836.82
Jan 7, 2013#631809.96
Dec 31, 2012#571897.00
Dec 24, 2012#561790.66
Dec 17, 2012#611790.66
Dec 10, 2012#481858.11
Dec 3, 2012#511824.79
Nov 26, 2012#511824.79
Nov 19, 2012#511824.79
Nov 12, 2012#441878.59
Nov 5, 2012#461878.59
Oct 29, 2012#521878.59
Oct 22, 2012#561850.74
Oct 15, 2012#551850.74
Oct 8, 2012#192259.55
Oct 1, 2012#182259.55
Sep 24, 2012#162259.55
Sep 17, 2012#162259.55
Sep 10, 2012#142259.55
Sep 3, 2012#82475.77
Aug 27, 2012#72523.32
Aug 20, 2012#82509.06
Aug 13, 2012#152348.22
Aug 6, 2012#52596.53
Jul 30, 2012#62596.53
Jul 23, 2012#72545.21
Jul 16, 2012#72545.21
Jul 9, 2012#72502.36
Jul 2, 2012#122384.14
Jun 25, 2012#92407.73
Jun 18, 2012#72463.35
Jun 11, 2012#182193.55
Jun 4, 2012#202180.33
May 28, 2012#192180.33
May 21, 2012#182180.33
May 14, 2012#132261.25
May 7, 2012#122261.25
Apr 30, 2012#122261.25
Apr 23, 2012#272002.16
Apr 16, 2012#232002.16
Apr 9, 2012#62476.58
Apr 2, 2012#62510.58
Mar 26, 2012#62510.58
Mar 19, 2012#62510.58
Mar 12, 2012#52510.58
Mar 5, 2012#32763.24
Feb 27, 2012#22863.83
Feb 20, 2012#32789.21
Feb 13, 2012#32789.21
Feb 6, 2012#13069.84
Jan 30, 2012#13069.84
Jan 23, 2012#13053.44
Jan 16, 2012#12988.29
Jan 9, 2012#22851.80
Jan 2, 2012#22851.80
Dec 26, 2011#32851.80
Dec 19, 2011#32470.40
Dec 12, 2011#22470.40
Dec 5, 2011#22526.35
Nov 28, 2011#12560.94
Nov 21, 2011#12560.94
Nov 14, 2011#12586.96
Nov 7, 2011#12586.96
Oct 31, 2011#12586.96
Oct 24, 2011#12586.96
Oct 17, 2011#12586.96
Oct 10, 2011#12586.96
Oct 3, 2011#22578.54
Sep 26, 2011#12604.55
Sep 19, 2011#12604.55
Sep 12, 2011#12604.55
Sep 5, 2011#22598.49
Aug 29, 2011#22609.49
Aug 22, 2011#22575.26
Aug 15, 2011#22575.26
Aug 1, 2011#22457.36
Jul 25, 2011#32415.23
Jul 18, 2011#42197.38
Jul 11, 2011#181871.71
Jul 4, 2011#191871.71
Jun 27, 2011#201871.71
DatePoY 2013 rankScore
Jan 8, 2014#13897.66
Dec 26, 2013#13897.66
Dec 19, 2013#13897.66
Dec 11, 2013#14841.33
Dec 4, 2013#14841.33
Nov 27, 2013#14841.33
Nov 20, 2013#14841.33
Nov 13, 2013#12841.33
Nov 6, 2013#12841.33
Oct 30, 2013#11841.33
Oct 23, 2013#12753.52
Oct 16, 2013#26667.18
Oct 9, 2013#19667.18
Oct 2, 2013#17667.18
Sep 25, 2013#17667.18
Sep 11, 2013#15667.18
Sep 4, 2013#12667.18
Aug 28, 2013#46508.06
Aug 8, 2013#42508.06
Jul 31, 2013#42508.06
Jul 25, 2013#42508.06
Jul 18, 2013#39508.06
Jul 13, 2013#50461.44
Jul 12, 2013#49461.44
Jul 11, 2013#49461.44
Jul 10, 2013#49461.44
Jul 9, 2013#49461.44
Jul 8, 2013#48461.44
Jul 7, 2013#46461.44
Jul 6, 2013#46461.44
Jul 5, 2013#41461.44
Jul 4, 2013#51426.33
Jul 3, 2013#51426.33
Jul 2, 2013#62409.81
Jul 1, 2013#62409.81
Jun 30, 2013#56409.81
Jun 29, 2013#52409.81
Jun 27, 2013#51409.81
Jun 26, 2013#50409.81
Jun 25, 2013#47409.81
Jun 24, 2013#47409.81
Jun 23, 2013#46409.81
Jun 22, 2013#75365.35
Jun 21, 2013#73365.35
Jun 20, 2013#69365.35
Jun 18, 2013#69365.35
Jun 17, 2013#66365.35
Jun 16, 2013#65365.35
Jun 14, 2013#107289.23
Jun 11, 2013#106289.23
Jun 10, 2013#102289.23
Jun 9, 2013#102289.23
Jun 8, 2013#102289.23
Jun 7, 2013#98289.23
Jun 6, 2013#95289.23
Jun 5, 2013#92289.23
Jun 4, 2013#87289.23
Jun 3, 2013#87289.23
Jun 2, 2013#85289.23
May 31, 2013#82289.23
May 20, 2013#77289.23
May 13, 2013#71289.23
May 6, 2013#44289.23
Apr 29, 2013#41289.23
Apr 22, 2013#28289.23
Apr 15, 2013#25289.23
Apr 8, 2013#53220.36
Apr 1, 2013#50220.36
Mar 25, 2013#50220.36
Mar 18, 2013#49220.36
Mar 11, 2013#39087.81
Mar 4, 2013#37287.81
Feb 25, 2013#32787.81
Feb 18, 2013#29087.81
Feb 11, 2013#26987.81
Feb 4, 2013#19087.81
DatePoY 2014 rankScore
Aug 6, 2014#23752.13
Jul 23, 2014#23752.13
Jul 16, 2014#39663.25
Jul 12, 2014#34663.25
Jul 9, 2014#34663.25
Jul 5, 2014#31663.25
Jul 2, 2014#29663.25
Jun 25, 2014#29628.20
Jun 18, 2014#36550.67
Jun 14, 2014#56462.25
Jun 11, 2014#133346.64
Jun 7, 2014#308246.04
Jun 4, 2014#285246.04
May 28, 2014#239246.04
May 21, 2014#229246.04
May 14, 2014#220246.04
May 7, 2014#213246.04
Apr 30, 2014#161246.04
Apr 23, 2014#140246.04
Apr 16, 2014#105246.04
Apr 9, 2014#99246.04
Apr 2, 2014#97246.04
Mar 27, 2014#68246.04
Mar 19, 2014#54246.04
Mar 12, 2014#43246.04
Mar 5, 2014#35246.04
Feb 26, 2014#31246.04
Feb 19, 2014#26246.04
Feb 12, 2014#25246.04

Yearly summary

YearEarningsWinsTop 10
2014$1,536,87703
2013$2,117,84107
2012$271,77401
2011$6,530,153411
2010$536,61528
2009$469,68206
2008$2,200,33314
2007$1,126,37115
2006$125,35602
2005$887,87917
2004$762,87238
2003$815,679212
2002$556,024212
2001$468,24915
2000$46,95904
1999$292,16804
1998$258,36036
1997$197,95015
1996$75,78605
1995$163,34719
1994$364,22628
1993$163,68514
1992$270,39612
1991$114,46503
1990$23,01001
1989$11,60001
1988$424,00012
Total$20,811,66027145

Bio of Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel is a professional poker player and member of the Poker Hall of Fame who made his first live event cash in 1988. In the first 24 years of his career, Erik cashed 196 times, made 133 final tables, won 27 events, cashed at the WSOP 70 times, won 8 gold bracelets, won a WPT title, and earned over $16.8 million.

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.

It was just one year later, in 1988 that Erik cashed in his first major tournament when he was runner up to Johnny Chan for $280,000 in the WSOP Main Event. His final hand against Chan became legend when it was featured in the 1998 poker movie Rounders. Later the same year, Erik won the $1,000 NLHE event at the Diamond Jim Brady tournament for $144,000.  It was during this time that he moved his family from New York to Las Vegas so he could pursue his new career as a full-time poker player.

In 1991, Erik gained runner-up status again at the WSOP when he earned $105,000 in the $5,000 LHE. In 1992, almost 4 years after his first WSOP final table appearance, he won his first gold bracelet in the $2,500 LHE event to earn $168,000. The next year, he cashed 6 times at the 1993 WSOP and won his 2nd gold bracelet in the $2,500 Omaha-8 event which paid him $94,000.

By the year 2000, Erik had cashed in over 60 major tournaments with 22 cashes being at the WSOP, where he continued to add to his bracelet collection. In 1994, his 3rd gold bracelet came with $210,000 in the $5,000 LHE event. The $5,000 NL Deuce-to-Seven event in 1998 awarded him his 4th bracelet and $132,750. In 1999, he missed taking home another title when he finished 4th in the Main Event to earn $279,500.

In 2001, Erik cashed twice at the WSOP before he won bracelet number 5 in the $3,000 NLHE to collect $411,300. Between the beginning of 2001 and the end 2005, he would cash over 50 times including 18 times at the WSOP and eight times in WPT events.  At the 2003 WSOP, Erik took home $146,100 and his 6th bracelet when he won the $1,500 PLO event. Two years later, at the 2005 WSOP, he made 4 final tables, winning his 7th bracelet and $ 611,795 in the $2,000 NLHE.  A few months later, he took first in the $2,500 PLO at the Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic for $95,059.

The year 2006 would see Erik cash 10 times, including 3 cashes in WPT and WSOP events. In 2007, he cashed 11 times including triple cashes in WPT events. He cashed 5 times at the 2007 WSOP which included taking home his 8th bracelet along with $538,835 in the $5,000 World Championship NL Deuce-to-Seven event. The same year, he also made a score at the Aussie Millions when he finished runner-up in the $100,000 NLHE event to take home A$550,000.

In 2008, Erik was back at the Aussie Millions to finish runner-up again, this time in the $10,000 Main Event, where he earned A$1,000,000. After cashing at the WPT Reno, he won the $9,700 NLHE for his first EPT title and $992,890 at the EPT Foxwoods Poker Classic. At the WSOP, he cashed 5 times, which included a 5th place finish for $92,825 in the $10,000 World Championship Stud, and a 4th place finish in the $1,500 PLO-8 for $68,304. To finish his year, he cashed in the Main Event at the WSOP Europe in London, and took 10th for C$56,868 in the C$10,000 NLHE at the North American Poker Championship Ontario.

Erik’s first cashes in 2009 were at the WSOP where he cashed in 5 events, making 3 final tables. After cashing in the $5,000 NLHE, he finished 7th in the $1,500 PLHE for $24,919, and cashed in the $10,000 PLO. He then took 8th for $162,381 in the $50,000 HORSE, and finished 4th in the $5,000 Ante Up For Africa Charity Event to earn $51,601. The same month, he finished 6th for $164,640 in the $15,000 NLHE Championship Event at the Bellagio Cup. His last cash of the year was at the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, where he finished 4th in the $5,000 HORSE to collect $21,049.

Erik started 2010 by winning the A$10,000 PLO event at the Aussie Millions for A$120,000. His next big cash was for $250,000 when he finished runner-up to good friend Annie Duke in the National Heads-Up Poker Championship. At the WSOP he cashed 4 times, including taking 6th for $41,270 in the $10,000 World Championship NL Deuce-to Seven, and finishing 5th in both the $5,000 PLO-8 and the $5,000 Ante Up For Africa Charity Event, to earn $85,800 and $29,926 respectively.

In 2011 Erik cashed 18 times, made 11 final tables, and won 4 events. He started the year by cashing twice at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, where he finished 3rd for $46,560 in the $5,000 NLHE 6-Max, and took 4th in the $25,000 NLHE High Roller Event to earn $295,960. Later the same month, he cashed twice at the Aussie Millions, earning A$625,000 for finishing 3rd in the A$100,000 NLHE, before winning the A$250,000 NLHE Super High Roller event to collect A$2,500,000. A month later, he cashed twice at the L.A. Poker Classic, where he won the $25,100 High Roller Event for $144,570.

At the 2011 National Heads-Up Poker Championship, Erik won $750,000 when he defeated Chris Moneymaker, which moved him into 1st place on the all-time tournament money list.

He just missed his second WPT title when he finished runner-up to earn $155,103 in the Main Event at the Hollywood Open, but the next month, he won the $100,000 NLHE Super High Roller Event at the Annual Five Star World Poker Classic to take home $1,092,780.

The WSOP hadn’t even started and already Erik had earned over $5.4 million dollars in 2011. Once the WSOP got underway, he cashed 5 times but failed to make a big score or add to his bracelet collection. In August, he had a runner-up finish in the Inaugural Epic Poker League Main Event for $604,330. He followed up with a 4th place finish in the second Epic Poker League Main Event for $184,100 and his second consecutive final table appearance.

Erik finished 2011 by cashing twice at the WSOP Europe Cannes, where he finished 12th for €26,618 in the €10,000 NLHE Mixed event, and finished 21st in the Main Event for €37,000.

With 8 WSOP gold bracelets won in 5 different games, Erik stands in 5th place for all-time bracelet wins behind Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, and Johnny Moss. As a testament to his enormous success and lifetime contribution to the game of poker, Erik was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2010 beside his longtime friend Dan Harrington.

Although appearing quiet and reserved, Erik Seidel is one of the most successful players to ever play tournament poker. Not only is he highly respected by his peers, but Erik has proven that players don’t have to be boisterous or flashy to succeed, and stands as an excellent role model for young players. When he is away from the poker tables, Erik can be found enjoying time with his family, listening to music or playing tennis.

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