Erik Seidel looking for another High-Roller title

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on May 20, 2011 Posted in Poker Player News, WPT News | No Comments »

Heading into Day 2 of the World Poker Tour (WPT) $100k buy-in Super-High-Roller tournament Erik Seidel was sitting at the bottom of the leader-board, with his chances for another big score in 2011 hanging on by a thread. And then on Day 2 of the tournament it seemed Seidel could simply do no wrong, and as he rocketed up the leader-board another Super-High-Roller title seemed in the cards.

Play was to have concluded on Day 2 of the tournament, but as the battle started going late into the night the two remaining players, Erick Lindgren and Erik Seidel (yes, he is playing heads-up for the title and another $1 million!) decided to pause the tournament and resume it on Friday at 12:30PM. Tournament Director Jack McClelland gave the two Team Full Tilt Poker Pros the option of playing it out or resuming the action tomorrow, and they both agreed that getting a little shut-eye would be the best way to go.

Seidel’s 2011 has been filled with a number of wins and big scores in high-buy-in tournaments, and with over $4.3 million in tournament earnings thus far in 2011, no matter how Seidel fares against Lindgren on Friday he will surpass the $5 million in earnings before we even reach the World Series of Poker –no wonder The Micros and 2+2 auto-tuning maestro “Srsly Sirius” created a song just for Seidel!

Here is a look at Seidel’s cashes in 2011 thus far:

3rd place in the $5k 6-max NLHE tournament at the PokerStars PCA — $46,560
4th place in the $25k NLHE High-Roller tournament at the PokerStars PCA — $295,960
3rd place in the $100k Poker Challenge at the Aussie Millions — $618,139
1st place in the $250k Super-High-roller tournament at the Aussie Millions — $2,472,555
5th place in the $5,100 Heads-Up Championship at the LA Poker Classic — $14,500
1st place in the $25k High-Roller tournament at the LA Poker Classic — $144,570
1st place in the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship — $750,000
2nd place in the $9,600 WPT Hollywood Poker Open Main Event — $155,103

Seidel will take a fairly large, but not insurmountable, chip-lead into the heads-up battle, with 7,120,000 chips compared to Lindgren’s 4,480,000 –Seidel has 71 Big Blinds; Lindgren has 41 Big Blinds, so there is still a lot of poker to be played.

Here is a look at the payouts for the tournament:

1st Place: Undetermined $1,092,780
2nd Place: Undetermined $700,500
3rd Place: Daniel Negreanu $448,320
4th Place: Vivek Rajkumar $336,240
5th Place: Justin Bonomo $224,160

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