Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel  Playing the game of chance with Eric Seidel

He is a rare professional Poker player. Despite being in the game for over 30 years, he is still a formidable and successful player. Seidel was born in New York on November 6, 1959. He was initially known for his work on Lucky You, All in, and the 2007 World Series of Poker film.

Seidel is a well-mannered and polite man who never berated other players. The inside of Sly, however, is that of a shark, hence the nickname. He is notably one of the most consistent winners in the game of Poker, and has done exceptionally well over the years.

Getting into the poker scene

Seidel’s first appearance on the poker scene was in 1988, when he finished second in the World Series of Poker main event. A famous hand between Johnny Chan and Seidel has been immortalized in the film Rounders. His resume is impressive, and he won his first WSOP bracelet in 1992 and his most recent one in 2007, giving him a total of 8 WSOP bracelets.

Another of Erik Seidel’s notable accomplishments was winning the 2008 Foxwoods Poker Classic. Furthermore, he came second in the 2008 Aussie Millions Main Event (winning $1 million), winning the 2011 PCA and acting as a poker consultant for NBC. He is also a versatile player who enjoys playing various forms of Poker, which is why he has amassed 8 WSOP bracelets.

His Induction into the Poker all of Fame

In 2010, Eric Seidel and Dan Harrington were both inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. While his competitors scream and yell when they lose, this quiet assassin leaves a trail of bodies in his wake. His reputation in poker circles is that he is a gentleman and a winner all the way around.