• 8 WSOP Bracelets
  • 1 WPT Championship
  • Over $10.1 Million in Career Tournament Earnings
  • Top 10 All-Time Money List for WSOP

Erik Seidel plays online exclusively at Full Tilt Poker.

New York native Erik Seidel has eight WSOP bracelets and one WPT title. He has earned over $10.1 million in tournaments and sits in 9th place on the All Time Money List.

Erik Seidel

Erik originally played the backgammon tournament circuit at the Mayfair Club in new york. After eight years of playing backgammon, he switched to trading on Wall Street and played poker as a hobby. In the mid 1980´s, he moved to Vegas to play poker full time.

Erik debuted at the WSOP Main Event in 1988, finishing in 2nd place. The famous knockout hand was featured in the movie “Rounders”. He won his first WSOP bracelet in 1992 in the $2K No-Limit Hold ém event, for $170K. He earned his second bracelet at the 1993 WSOP in the $2.5K Omaha 8 or Better event, winning $94K. The following year he secured his third WSOP bracelet in the $5K Limit Hold 'em event, banking over $200K. In 1998 he scored his fourth bracelet and more than $130K in the $5K Deuce to Seven Draw event.

Erik’s fifth bracelet followed in 2001 in the $3K No-Limit Texas Hold ´em event for over $400K. Two years later he gained his sixth bracelet in the $1.5K Pot-Limit Omaha event, and in 2005 he made four final tables at the WSOP, before winning his seventh bracelet and more than $600K in the $2K No-Limit Hold 'em tournament. Erik’s eighth bracelet came in 2007, with over $530K in winnings. This placed him joint 4th with Johnny Moss on the All Time Top 100 list.

Erik also won the 2003 $2.5K No-Limit Hold ´em event at the Festa al Lago II. In 2008 he placed 2nd in the Aussie Millions Main Event, for $880K. Later that year, he won his first WPT Championship and almost $993K at the Foxwoods Poker Classic and also made two WSOP final tables.

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Erik Seidel

Full Tilt Poker Facts About Erik Seidel

  • Appeared on "To Tell the Truth" at age 12.
  • Former Wall Street Trader

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