Seidel Rips into 2011 to Make 1st on All Time Money List

For situs slot deposit pulsa pro Eric Seidel, 2011 will be a year to remember. Seidel is famous in the poker world for his competitive card skills, and just as famous outside poker for his appearance in the 1998 cult classic “Rounders.” Unlike the 1988 WSOP clip which played in “Rounders,” however, Seidel isn’t losing any tournaments.
Seidel just won the National Heads-Up Poker Championship (NHPC), pulling in a hefty $750,000. This win puts him in first place on poker’s All Time Money List, with a whopping $14,697,297 in earnings. Last year, Seidel finished second to Annie Duke. 2011, however, brought him into a heads-up situation with Chris Moneymaker, where Seidel was in command for the entire session.
At NHPC, the winner is decided by a best-of-three heads-up match, and Seidel wiped out Moneymaker quickly for the first game. In the second match, Moneymaker found himself short-stacked and bluffed all-in with no pair, only to find out that Seidel had made three of a kind. Two matches, two losses, and Moneymaker found himself the second place winner, reaping no small reward of $300,000.
After the match, Moneymaker commented, “I tried everything. I tried to check-raise, I tried to bluff him, I tried to trap him. He’s just a true champion.”
Seidel, ever the class act, commented on his NHPC win and first place on the All Time Money Place, simply saying, “I think it’s nice. I kind of expect it will be a temporary thing, but I’m happy to be there now.”
Seidel was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame at the end of 2010. Since his induction, he has run blazing hot, with over $4 million in winnings in 2011. When asked about his run of success, Seidel simply said, “I’m loving it right now.”
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The calender consists of six events spanning the proud nation, each boasting a minimum prize pool of €150,000 guaranteed. Starting on April 9 at Madrid’s Gran Casino Aranjuez, players from all across the globe can expect a wild ride all the way up until the November 23 Grand Finale at the Gran Casino Costa Brava where €300,000 will be at stake.
All told, more than €1,000,000 in guaranteed prizes will be doled out to the playing populace.
For their part, Everest Poker has guaranteed that at least 55 seats will be handed out for each €1,000+100 main event on the SPT Tour, courtesy of their online qualifiers. While the first opportunity has passed, there is still a a good deal of time left to prepare for the next event. Starting April 28, players will have the chance to earn a seat at the luxurious Casino de Ibiza for their May14-16 tournament.
Everest has set up numerous roads for ambitious players to follow. Each week, they are offering three Direct Entry events – One held on Sunday ($336+24 awarding 5 SPT seats and a $2,500 Prize Package), one on Wednesday ($100+0 awarding 3 SPT seats and a $2,500 prize package) and a final shot each Friday ($30+3 Rebuy boasting 3 $1,500 SPT seats). All tournaments kick off at 20:30 GMT.
Those looking to travel a more adventurous path can blaze their way through Everest’s SPT Super Turbo Satellites. These will be offered all day on Sundays ($30+3) and Wednesdays ($11+1) and will send qualifiers into that day’s SPT Direct Entry event.
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Each and every SPT tournament can be found under the Live tab in Everest Poker’s Scheduled Tournaments section.
One thing is for sure – Thanks to their array of beautiful destinations and amazing prize packages, the 2010 Spanish Poker Tour will go down as one of the year’s most enthralling series. Log onto Everest Poker and earn your shot today!