Erik Seidel Takes Over The #1 Spot on the All-Time Money ListPublished on March 6th, 2011 11:31 pm EST
Forget Charlie Sheen - nobody is #winning more than Erik Seidel these days.
Erik Seidel continued his ridiculous run earlier tonight by taking down the 2011 National Heads-Up Poker Championship for $750,000. The runner-up, 2003 World Series of Poker champion Chris Moneymaker, ended up walking away with $300,000.
Thanks to his victory earlier tonight, Erik Seidel now owns the #1 spot on the all-time tournament money list with $14,697,297 in total cashes. Daniel Negreanu is now in the #2 spot ($14,116,192), while Phil Ivey is in #3 ($13,859,944).
Erik Seidel was far behind both Negreanu and Ivey (and a number of other players) to start 2011, but his $4.2 million+ in cashes this year have vaulted him to the #1 spot on the all-time money list.
Erik Seidel had to beat the following players to take down the National Heads-Up Poker Championship:
Erik Seidel won the final match against Chris Moneymaker 2-0. The final hand of their battle saw Chris Moneymaker make an ill-advised bluff against Seidel, who had managed to flop a monster hand. After a flop of 5c-5d-9h, Moneymaker checked, Seidel bet and Moneymaker check-raised all-in. Seidel snap-called and the two players turned over:
Seidel - 5s-4h
Moneymaker - Kd-10d
Moneymaker needed something runner-runner to stay alive, but he didn't get it, and Seidel took down yet another major score.
Let's take a quick look at Seidel's year so far:
3rd place, $46,560, $5k No Limit Hold'em (6-Max), 2011 PCA
4th place, $295,960, $25k No Limit High Roller, 2011 PCA
3rd place, $618,139, $100k NLHE, 2011 Aussie Millions
1st place, $2,472,555, $250k Super High Roller, 2011 Aussie Millions
5th place, $14,500, $5,100 Heads-Up Championship, 2011 LA Poker Classic
1st place, $144,570, $25,100 High Roller Event, 2011 LA Poker Classic
1st place, $750,000, 2011 National Heads-Up Poker Championship
Seriously? Those results are just ridiculous..
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