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Hand History: Erik Seidel Wins Record-Setting Aussie Millions $250,000 Buy-In

Seidel Captures $2.5 million For Topping Elite 20-Player Field

by Erik Fast |  Published: Jun 13, 2012


Erik Seidel is a Poker Hall of Famer, with the credentials to prove it. He has 26 career titles, including eight World Series of Poker bracelets, and he is currently the all-time tournament earnings leader with an astounding $16,857,307. He captured $2.5 million of that in one day when he took down the 2011 Aussie Millions $250,000 Super High Roller. This massive event still shares the distinction of being the largest buy-in tournament in poker history (along with the 2012 running of the same event), but that record will soon be surpassed this summer at the World Series of Poker with the $1 million buy-in “Big One for One Drop” event. Until that million-dollar buy in materializes however, this event still takes the cake. A total of 20 players posted the unbelievable $250,000 AUD buy-in, building a nearly $4.95 million prize pool. Only the top three finishers would make the ...

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