Erik Seidel Moves to Third Place on All-Time Money List With Victory

Published on January 27th, 2011 6:06 am EST

Erik Seidel in the zoneA few minutes ago, "Team Full Tilt" member Erik Seidel eliminated Sam Trickett to take down the $250,000 Super High Roller event at the 2011 Aussie Millions.

Erik Seidel walks away with $2,500,000 AUD for his victory, which works out to $2,477,455.16 USD. This gives Seidel $13,793,128 in total lifetime tournament cashes, which moves him from seventh to third on the all-time money list, behind only Daniel Negreanu ($14.12 million) and Phil Ivey ($13.86 million).

Sam Trickett (who just took down the $100k Challenge a few days ago for $1.525 million AUD) ended up finishing in second place for $1.4 million AUD, while David Benyamine finished in third place for $1.1 million AUD.

A total of 20 players turned out for the Super High Roller event, which ended up creating a total prize pool of $5 million AUD. Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Phil Ivey, Daniel "jungleman12" Cates and Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad all turned out for the tournament, but none of the four managed to last long enough to cash. Phil Ivey got off to a strong start and was the early chipleader, but he ended up hitting the rail in 8th place.

The $250k Super High Roller event was originally going to be winner-take-all, but the players involved decided that the top three spots would pay out.


Erik Seidel has had quite a start to the year in 2011. Let's look at his results so far in January:

$250,000 Super High Roller, 1st, $2.47 million USD
$100,000 Challenge, 3rd, $618k USD
PCA $25k High Roller, 4th, $296k USD
PCA $5k No Limit Hold'em 6-Max, 3rd, $46,560 USD


Erik Seidel seems to really, really enjoy playing in Aussie Millions events.

In addition to his two strong finishes in 2011 ($250k Super High Roller and $100k Challenge), Seidel also has the following Aussie Millions results on his poker resume:

2010, $10k Pot Limit Omaha, 1st, $110,755 USD
2008, $10k No Limit Hold'em Main Event, 2nd, $879,028 USD
2007, $100k Challenge, 2nd, $437,404 USD

You can be pretty sure that Seidel won't be missing any Aussie Millions events anytime soon.


One last note - Seidel's first place finish in the $250k Super High Roller event is the largest cash of his career. Prior to today, Seidel's biggest cash ($992,890) came when he won the 2008 WPT Foxwoods Poker Classic.



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