Team Full Tilt’s Erik Seidel wins WPT $100K Super High Roller Event
Erik Seidel continued his incredible run of success in 2011 by capturing first place in the inaugural WPT $100K Super High Roller Event, winning more than $1 million. Seidel defeated Erick Lindgren heads-up, the two players outlasting the host of other big-name professionals in the elite field.
Despite being at a slight disadvantage in chips when heads-up play commenced, Seidel kept the pressure on Lindgren with well-timed bets and aggressive play. He finally knocked his fellow Team Full Tilt member out when both players got all of their chips in on an Ac-4c-2c flop; Seidel held Ah-5h for top pair, with Lindgren holding Jc-3h for a flush draw and gutshot straight draw. Lindgren missed the turn and the river, handing the title and massive first prize to Seidel. Lindgren won just over $700K for his runner-up finish.
Seidel has notched up more than $5.5 million in tournament cashes in 2011 alone, with less than half of the year complete. Some of his most impressive results in 2011 include his victories at the 2011 NBC National Heads-Up Championship in March for $750K and the Aussie Millions $250K Super High Roller Event in January for almost $2.5 million. He stretches his lead at the top of the All-Time Money List, with his career tournament money total now within touching distance of the $16 million mark, more than $1 million ahead of his closest rival.