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Erik Seidel Wins 2011 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Adds to an Already Stellar Year on the Tournament Circuit

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Apr 29, 2011


The last 12 months have certainly been kind to Erik Seidel. After finishing second in the 2010 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship to good friend Annie Duke, he went on to make three World Series of Poker final tables and be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. When the new year began, Seidel started a remarkable two-month run that included six final tables, three wins, and nearly $4.5 million in tournament winnings. He won the biggest buy-in tournament ever held, a $250,000 slugfest in Australia, and then came back home to top a field of 64 players to take down the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, earning $750,000 in the process. With that victory, Seidel jumped into the top spot on the all-time tournament earnings list with $14,697,297, moving ahead of Daniel Negreanu. The eight-time WSOP bracelet winner is a most deserving champion, as he had to outlast an ...

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