Team Full Tilt’s Erik Seidel wins Aussie Millions $250K Super High Roller Event
Erik Seidel continued his spectacular start to 2011 by winning the Aussie Millions $250K Super High Roller Event. Featuring the largest buy-in ever for a poker tournament, the recent Poker Hall of Fame inductee beat out a star-studded line-up, including fellow Team Full Tilt members Phil Ivey, John Juanda and Tom Dwan, to take down the first prize of AU$2.5 million (US$2.47 million).
As heads-up play began, Seidel held less than 20% of the five million chips on the table but fought through a series of double ups. The eight-time WSOP bracelet winner maintained the momentum after the chips stacks had evened out and went on to establish his own lead. The final hand saw his opponent check-raise all-in with As-Qh on a 3s-5h-9h flop. Seidel called with Jh-9c showing top pair, and two blanks followed giving the popular poker pro another prestigous title.