Trying to make the case for winning poker games and tournaments
Erik Seidel has been fairly successful season but the challenge is whether he can keep up the winning streak. There are plenty of commentators that are waiting for the streak to end so that they can write the customary negative articles on queue. It must be said so far that he is holding up very well with one hundred straight tournaments. He has recently been the victor at the WPT Hollywood Open.A great player among the many great players in the tournament
It must be pointed out that the draw had no less than ninety seven players who were vying for the top prize. For Erik Seidel to make the winning grade is a testament to the tenacity with which he has been approaching the game. It also points to a resilience that will likely take him to the very top of the rankings. The final table was set aside with the masterful way that Erik Seidel has on the game. Mike Scarborough presented the local challenge. That came to an end due to the deficit of 4-1. With 12 hands, Scarborough was able to put away his man. The end place is not bad at all considering the type of competition that he had to deal with in order to get to the final.
The win for Erik Seidel gives him plenty to celebrate about
Although he was the runner up, Erik Seidel continues to have very good standings in poker circles. The year has been absolutely spectacular for this player. The 2nd place earns him $155, a substantial amount of money but dwarfed by the career winnings of $14.85 million. He then moves beyond Daniel Negreanu who has career winnings worth $14.15. The leader board is still firmly in favor of Erik Seidel even with a minor setback such as a second place finish on a great tournament schedule.
Some context for the great players of poker
The money is just an indicator of the greatness of the player but there are other events that can be included in the equation. It has been reported that Erik Seidel has participated in many tournaments even if they do not bring in a lot of money. That alone would qualify him as a great figure within the world of online gambling at the moment. The other players must be mightily jealous of this success that shows no signs of falling to pieces in the short run. That is how you sustain a winning streak in poker.
Eight months to the greatest year
There are still 8 months in which Erik Seidel can make the shortfall of $400,000 in order to become the greatest annual player. That is something that is a distinct possibility if he continues with the way that he has been playing at the moment. The results give Erik Seidel the chance to challenge Negreanu for the title of the greatest live poker year. In 2004, Negreanu set the standard with earnings of $4.7 million. The $4.3 million that Erik Seidel has earned so far is not far off.