Erik Seidel has once again proved his superior poker skills. Came to an end the tournament with the largest in the history of buy-in, which was attended by the most famous players in the world. Player Team Full Tilt , and recently elected member of the Hall of Fame chalked up another major achievement.
Also on the bill Erik Seidel eight Bracelets World Series of Poker and a few other major titles. In 1988 he won second place in the Main Event, WSOP , giving way to another representative of the Hall of Famer Johnny Chen. Seidel years has been an active representative of the poker community.
In a tournament high roller Aussie Millions 2011 , the competition was overwhelming. In the event, with buy-ins $ 250,000 AUD attended by such monsters as Phil Ivey, John Juanda, David Benyamine, and other top pros. In total there were 20 contenders for the title, among which we mention and Sam Trickett, who won the tournament a day earlier with the $ 100,000 on Aussie Millions.
By the time the heads-apa Seidel was sitting in front of Trickett, and the latter had the advantage in chips 5 to 1. “It looked bad and I felt the same “- later mark the pros. However, Eric has managed to reduce the lag at first, and then completely aligned position. In the decisive hand of the tournament contenders were not all addressed at the pre-flop. Instead, the flop 3 ♠ 5 ♥ 9 ♥ Trickett went all-in, and it took a bet with Seidel J ♥ 9 ♣ and the top pair. Trickett opened the AQ, but the turn and river did not help him. Seidel received a trophy and a payment of $ 2.5 million in the first place.
Back when today’s generation of online players are not born into the world, Seidel knew the taste of the big poker success. Looks like it today does not intend to take positions. Last success led him to third place in the list of the most profitable players in history with $ 13 million. The first and second place are still being detained by Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey.