Erik Siedel has won an impressive 8 World Series of Poker
bracelets and a World Poker Tour title. Such impressive
achievements have not gone unnoticed, and as such Siedel was
inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2010.
Born in New York, Siedel started out as a tournament Backgammon
player; and then, after eight years, began to play the stock market
before eventually moving to poker. It was in New York that Siedel
joined the (now famous) group of players from the Mayfair Club. No
longer in New York, Siedel now calls Las Vegas his home.
Erik Siedel's website states that his career tournament poker
winnings total in excess of $14 million - nearly $4.5 million of
which he has won at the WSOP. His 69 money finishes at WSOP means
he ranks 3rd of all time.
Interesting fact: Erik Seidel is self-confessed music
obsessive, and as such has dedicated an area of his website to
listing all the albums on his i-pod.