A professional Poker player like this is rare. After more than 30 years in the game, he is still a formidable and successful player. Seidel was born in New York on November 6, 1959. His work on movies such as Lucky You, All in, and the World Series of Poker film of 2007 is well-known.
He is also known as “Sly Seiborg” in Poker circles.
Seidel is a polite and well-mannered man, and he has never been seen berating other players. On the inside, Sly is a shark, hence the nickname. Over the years, he has become the most consistent winner in poker.
Entering the world of poker
A world champion in the 1988 World Series of Poker (WSOP), Seidel first entered the poker scene more than 30 years ago. Johnny Chan and Seidel’s final hand was immortalized in the movie Rounders. Seidel has won eight WSOP bracelets, and the first one was won in 1992, and the latest in 2007.
He also won the WPT Foxwoods Poker Classic in 2008, came 2nd in the 2008 Aussie Millions Main Event (winning $1 million), and won the NBC National Heads Up Championship and PCA in 2011. In addition to his 8 WSOP bracelets, he is a versatile player who enjoys playing different poker variations.
Along with Dan Harrington, Eric Seidel was also inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2010. Like a silent assassin, he leaves a trail of dead bodies in his trail of victory, unlike much of his rivalry who scream and shout when they lose. His reputation within poker circles is that of a gentleman, a winner, and a person liked by many.
Where is he Now?
In August 2021, Erik Seidel won a $10,000 buy-in event earning him his ninth gold bracelet at the World Series of Poker.
He defeated 624 entries to earn $977,842