Erik Seidel Clinches His 10th WSOP Bracelet at WSOP Paradise

Erik Seidel will undoubtedly remember the inaugural WSOP Paradise in the Bahamas as a historic moment in his illustrious poker career. He joined the elite club of 10-bracelet winners by triumphing in the $50,000 Super High Roller event, securing a monumental $1,704,400. This victory not only marks a significant milestone in his career but also stands as his largest cash win to date.

All 10 Erik Seidels WSOP bracelet wins

YearEventPrize
1992Event #4: $2,500 Limit Hold’em$168,000
1993Event #3: $2,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo$94,000
1994Event #2: $5,000 Limit Hold’em$210,000
1998Event #16: $5,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw$132,750
2001Event #22: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em$411,300
2003Event #8: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha$146,100
2005Event #9: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em$611,795
2007Event #54: $5,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship$538,835
2021GGPoker Event #11: Super MILLION$ High Roller NLH$977,842
2023Event #7: Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em$1,704,400

In a winner’s interview with PokerNews, Seidel expressed his elation, “It really is nice to get to double digits. Any time you win a bracelet is just an incredibly special thing. To get to ten, I don’t know, it’s a beautiful feeling. It’s just so nice when things go well like this.” Seidel’s achievement places him among poker legends such as Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, and Johnny Chan, cementing his status as one of the poker’s greats.

Top 5 WSOP bracelet winners

RankPlayerBraceletEarnings
1Phil Hellmuth17$17,904,130
2Phil Ivey10$9,602,883
3Erik Seidel10$9,488,340
4Johnny Chan10$4,715,015
5Doyle Brunson10$3,038,079

The $50,000 Super High Roller event, one of the highlights of the WSOP Paradise, drew 137 players, contributing to a prize pool of $6,850,000. Seidel entered the (unofficial) final table as a chip leader with 60 big blinds, significantly ahead of his closest competitors, Alex Foxen with 36 and Seth Gottlieb with 28 big blinds. Everyone else had 20 big blinds or less.

This is why Seidel needed only three hours to secure his 10th bracelet. The final hurdle was Gottlieb, who put up a fight and managed one double-up with AJ against Seidel’s QT on a 35T board.

But it was soon over after Erik Seidel limped on the button, and Seth Gottlieb opted to check. They both checked through to a QK6 flop and then saw a 5 on the turn. Gottlieb bet and Seidel made the call.

The 8 on the river prompted Gottlieb to continue with a bet and after confirming Gottlieb’s remaining stack, Seidel raised, while Gottlieb responded with an all-in shove, and Seidel instantly called. Gottlieb, realizing he was behind, acknowledged Seidel’s victory as he tabled the 97 for a rivered straight against his own K6 for two pair.

Gottlieb earned $1,052,800 for his impressive runner-up finish, while Seidel claimed his tenth bracelet, the first-place prize of $1,704,400, and an additional $25,000 bonus courtesy of the WSOP Paradise Parlay promotion.

2023 WSOP Paradise Event #7: Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Erik SeidelUnited States$1,704,400
2Seth GottliebUnited States$1,052,800
3Orpen KisacikogluTurkey$778,300
4Jason KoonUnited States$582,100
5Koichi ChibaJapan$440,500
6Alex FoxenUnited States$337,300
7Jonathan JaffeUnited States$261,400
8Adrian MateosSpain$205,000

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