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Eric Seidel's Poker History

Eric Seidel has not attained the same amount of fame that some of the other talented players have with the recent poker boom, his name frequently comes up when poker players are asked to name the players they respect the most. One memorable duel he had was with Johnny Chan when Chan won his second consecutive world championship, trapping the then-young and inexperienced Seidel into moving in with a pair of queens when Chan held the nut straight. Eric tries to downplay this now legendary event (immortalized by footage in the movie 'Rounders'), saying he considers himself lucky to be at the table. In 1992, Erik won his first WSOP gold bracelet by besting a large field in the $2500 limit hold'em event. He also won a bracelet in each of the next two years, taking an Omaha eight-or-better $2500 event, and then a $5,000 limit hold'em event in 1994. Seidel won his largest tournament payoff (at the time) in 2001 when he picked up $411,000 with a no-limit WSOP win. In 2003, he won a pot-limit event, giving him six gold bracelets.


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