Erik Seidel Moves Past Daniel Negreanu With Victory at National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Published on 2011-03-07 02:53:00

The King presenting Erik Seidel as Number One on the All-Time Money ListEarlier tonight, Erik Seidel defeated Chris Moneymaker to take down the 2011 National Heads-Up Poker Championship for $750,000.

This win gives Seidel $14,697,297 in total lifetime tournament cashes, which means that he has now passed Daniel Negreanu to take the #1 spot on the all-time tournament money list.

Here is how the top of the money list looks now:

1. Erik Seidel, $14,697,297
2. Daniel Negreanu, $14,116,192
3. Phil Ivey, $13,859,944


Just six short months ago, Erik Seidel was sitting in 11th place on the all-time money list, far behind the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey.

Over the past two months, Seidel has gone on a legendary run that has seen him collect over $4.3 million in total cashes.

Let's take a look at Seidel's results over the past two months:

3rd place, $46,560, $5k No Limit Hold'em (6-Max), 2011 PCA
4th place, $295,960, $25k No Limit High Roller, 2011 PCA
3rd place, $618,139, $100k NLHE, 2011 Aussie Millions
1st place, $2,472,555, $250k Super High Roller, 2011 Aussie Millions
5th place, $14,500, $5,100 Heads-Up Championship, 2011 LA Poker Classic
1st place, $144,570, $25,100 High Roller Event, 2011 LA Poker Classic
1st place, $750,000, 2011 National Heads-Up Poker Championship


Erik Seidel's first recorded cash came all the way back in 1988 when he famously finished in second place to Johnny Chan in the World Series of Poker main event.

While countless other poker players have come and gone, Erik Seidel has managed to remain remarkably consistent, even in the age of the Internet player. In fact, Seidel seems to be getting better with each passing year.

Erik Seidel is one of the game's all-time great players, and it's nice to see him at the top of the all-time money list.



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