Erik Seidel is now a 10-time WSOP bracelet winner and joins Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan, and the late Doyle Brunson in a four-way tie for second-most WSOP bracelets behind Phil Hellmuth. Seidel won Event #7: $50,000 Super High Roller at WSOP Paradise after defeating Seth Gottlieb heads-up to win $1,704,400 in prize money.

After finishing runner-up to Chan in the 1988 WSOP Main Event, Seidel would win his first WSOP bracelet in 1992 in a Limit Hold'em event. Seidel's bracelet wins come in six game varieties: Limit Hold'em, No-Limit Hold'em, Pot-Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, 2-7 Triple Draw, and No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw. After winning his eighth WSOP bracelet in 2007, Seidel wouldn't win his next one until 2021, when he won the $10,000 Super Million$ High Roller on GGPoker before adding his tenth at WSOP Paradise. Siedel now has amassed more than $47,269,000 in live tournament earnings, according to The Hendon Mob, which puts him seventh on the All-Time Money List behind Dan Smith.

The third PGT-qualifying event of WSOP Paradise at Atlantis Paradise Island attracted 137 entrants and created a prize pool of $6,713,000 that paid the final 21 players. Four players cashed on Day 1 as just 17 returned for the final day of play with Gottlieb holding the chip lead over Seidel. The pace of play was quick once cards were in the air as Daniel Dvoress (17th), Masashi Oya (16th), Santhosh Suvarna (14th), Chris Brewer (13th), and Nick Petrangelo (11th) collected both prize money and much-needed PGT points before the final table was set with Seidel holding the chip lead.

Canadian Timothy Adams exited in ninth place when his dominated ace couldn't improve against Koichi Chiba, before four-time WSOP bracelet winner Adrian Mateos lost a flip with pocket sixes against the king-queen of Gottlieb. Seidel eliminated Jonathan Jaffe in seventh place and Alex Foxen in sixth place, before Chiba ran into the pocket kings of Orpen Kisacikoglu to put the tournament down to the final four players. Jason Koon doubled but then lost a flip with queen-ten suited against Kisacikoglu's pocket eights before the Turkish professional poker player doubled Gottlieb up before being eliminated in third place. Seidel would enter heads-up play with nearly a two-to-one advantage over Gottlieb before the final hand would play out that saw Gottlieb shove all-in on the river with two pair but run head-first into Seidel's runner-runner straight. Gottlieb pocketed his biggest career score of seven figures and nearly doubled his career earnings, while Seidel registered his seventh seven-figure score and his prestigious tenth WSOP bracelet.

2023 WSOP Paradise Event #7: $50,000 Super High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st Erik Seidel United States $1,704,400 750
2nd Seth Gottlieb United States $1,052,800 700
3rd Orpen Kisacikoglu Turkey $778,300 467
4th Jason Koon United States $582,100 349
5th Koichi Chiba Japan $440,500 264
6th Alex Foxen United States $337,300 202
7th Jonathan Jaffe United States $261,400 157
8th Adrian Mateos Spain $205,000 123
9th Timothy Adams Canada $162,800 98

Erik Seidel Soars to 11th on PGT Leaderboard

This is Seidel's first PGT win of the season and 11th cash, and he now climbs to 11th on the PGT leaderboard with 1,474 PGT points after winning his tenth WSOP bracelet. Seidel is a near-lock to qualify for the PGT Championship $1,000,000 Freeroll on January 9-10, 2024, which is open to the Top 40 players on the PGT leaderboard and select "Dream Seat" winners.

Following his third-place finish, Orpen Kisacikoglu moves into 31st place on the PGT leaderboard with 1,165 PGT points. Jason Koon's fourth-place finish sees him rise to 65th on the PGT leaderboard, while Jonathan Jaffe's seventh-place finish pushes him to 83rd on the PGT leaderboard. 

Alex Foxen jumps into fifth place on the PGT leaderboard following his sixth-place finish, while Adrian Mateos moves into 21st place with 1,262 PGT points. Players dropping out of the Top 40 on the PGT leaderboard include Nacho Barbero, Andrew Lichtenberger, and Dan Smith.

To view the PGT leaderboard, check out pgt.com/leaderboard.

9 Events Remaining in PGT Season

Event Number Starting Date Event
124 December 9, 2023 WSOP Paradise Event #9: $100,000 Ultra High Roller
125 December 13, 2023 WSOP Paradise Event #13: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
126 December 14, 2023 WSOP Paradise Event #15: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max
127 January 2, 2024 PGT Last Chance #1: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em
128 January 3, 2024 PGT Last Chance #2: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em
129 January 4, 2024 PGT Last Chance #3: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em
130 January 5, 2024 PGT Last Chance #4: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em
131 January 6, 2024 PGT Last Chance #5: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em
132 January 7, 2024 PGT Last Chance #6: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em
  January 9-10, 2024 PGT Championship $1,000,000 Freeroll

For complete PGT schedule information, check out pgt.com/schedule.

*Erik Seidel winner picture courtesy of WSOP.com

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