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This year, Seidel has taken down $5,590,166. It started with a modest enough $46,560 cash in a PCA event, followed soon after by a hefty $295,960 cash. Next came a $618,139 cash for placing third in a $100,000 Aussie Millions event, but that was eclipsed by Seidel’s $250,000 Aussie Millions Super High Roller win that gave him a $2,472,555 prize.
Clearly, Seidel was already off to an excellent start in January, and he soon followed up with more success by taking wins in the LA Poker Classic $25,100 High Roller event for $144,570 and in the NBC National Heads-Up Championship for $750,000. More recently he took second in the WPT Hollywood Poker Open Main Event for $155,103 before his recent WPT Super High Roller win that handed him another million dollars.
In any other sport, people would be wondering about steroids by now, and Seidel has courted some controversy for how he has managed some of his larger wins. Many of the high roller events that Seidel has entered are considered to be based on chance too much to be meaningful measures of skill. This makes the all-time tournament money list less reliable as a means of working out the best poker players in the world. Some think that only certain events should now be included in that list, but we think the all-time money measure was never particularly meaningful.
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