It’s been a sick start of the year for Erik Seidel.
Not even in 30 days into the calendar, Seidel has laid waste to competition in high rollers events.
Along with a third place finish in the PCA PLO 8-max event ($46,560), Seidel finished fourth in the PCA High Rollers ($295,960) and third in the Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge ($523,881).
Now, Seidel has captured the biggest buy-in event in poker tournament history–the 2011 Aussie Millions $250,000 Super High Rollers. For the win, Seidel banks $2.5M AUD and moves into third place (past Jamie Gold) on the all-time career money winners list (Johnny Chan is still 34th at $6.1M, just sayin’…).
Sam Trickett followed his Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge victory with a runner-up to Seidel, earning himself another $1.4M AUD. David Benyamine finished third for $1.1M AUD.
In related news, only 18 remain in the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event. It’s a pretty stacked field, with Chris Moorman leading at 1,643,000. He’s followed by Australian Mark Vos, a ginger, with 1,200,000. Other notables remaining include Sorel Mizzi (965,000) and Patrik Antonius (958,000).
Erick Lindgren and Howard Lederer were eliminated in 33rd and 34th place respectively ($30,000 AUD).
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