And here are three reasons why this is a historic event:
- Eric Seidel is a representative of the “old school”. He is 61 years old, more than half of his life Seidel has been playing poker. Seidel won his first bracelet in 1992, the eighth in 2007. 14 years later, he is again at his peak.
- Winning the WSOP Super MILLION $ is more prestigious and harder than a regular $ 10K WSOP NLH tournament. It’s all about the composition of the players (completely top-regs) and unlimited re-entrances. In the last tournament, many participants re-entered to thaw. For example, run-up Francisco “Tomatee” Benitez made 9 entries. But Erik Seidel won the bracelet with one cartridge! 😱
- Few believed in Seidel’s victory. Everyone was sick, but few believed. Eric Seidel is a representative of the old school. And Super MILLION $ is played entirely by adherents of solvers and GTOs. But a little bit of luck remarkable discipline and a couple of misclips helped Seidel win a bracelet and secure his biggest ITM at the WSOP.
All Eric Seidel World Series bracelets
|1993||$2,500||Limit Omaha Hi-Lo||$94,000|
|1998||$5,000||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||$132,750|
|2003||$1,500||Pot-Limit Omaha (Rebuy)||$146,100|
|2007||$5,000||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship (Rebuy)||$538,835|
|2021||$10,300||NLH – Super Million $ on GGPoker||$977,8K|
Immediately after the victory, Erik Seidel thanked all the fans on Twitter
Thank you all for your kind words, I am delighted! This was unexpected because I am completely at ease on the Internet. Hope I can sleep.
Final Hand: Seidel limp-shoves 35 BB against Benitez’s 4BB isolate with A8 and was able to roll ATO… On the river came the absolute nuts – an ace flush. All 4 commentators of the Russian-language broadcast (Semin, Chufarin, Kotelnikov and Zarev) threw up their hands victoriously, rejoicing at the next WSOP bracelet of the world poker legend.
Seidel went heads-up five times in chips, but the RNG was on his side.