Seidel Wins First WPT Title

by , Apr 10, 2008 | 9:00 am

Erik Seidel - Courtesy of World Poker Tour

Erik Seidel – Courtesy of World Poker Tour

The marathon that was the WPT Foxwoods Poker Classic started out with Seidel as the chip leader, Ted Forrest second in chips, an online pro, a semi-experienced tournament player, and two relative amateurs.

After nearly 12 hours of play, it was Seidel as the last player standing. He claimed his first WPT title to add to his already impressive resume that includes 8 WSOP bracelets and numerous prestigious accomplishments.

The final payouts were as follows:

1st: Erik Seidel – $992,890
2nd: Robert Richardson – $558,792
3rd: Andrew Barta – $281,011
4th: Frank Cieri – $200,261
5th: Adam Katz – $151,811
6th: Ted Forrest – $103,360

All of the details of the final table action – and hours of inaction – were chronicled by the WPT Live Updates team.

One Comment to “Seidel Wins First WPT Title”

  1. robertgoldfarb

    Congratulations Erik.

    I have played with Erik on several occasions but most recently at the WPT Reno event that just concluded. I learned more about poker from being at the same table with him in Reno than I have from any other player (besides my posse of course). This much is all I am willing to share: he has an amazing ability to foster a squeaky tight image while at the same time being a absolute maniac!