Seidel’s last bracelet came in 2007 and his largest career cash ($2.4 million) came quietly from a third-place finish in the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl. So it might be easy for some to forget that he has won more money playing tournament poker than every person in the world not named Justin Bonomo or Daniel Negreanu.
His results in recent years might lack a banner victory, but the sheer volume of his cashes throughout his career have equated to nearly $35 million in earnings. Seidel’s whopping 104 WSOP cashes made him $5.2 million and he’s made an additional $4.1 million from 25 World Poker Tour cashes.
On those merits alone, Seidel is deserving of his 2010 induction into the Poker Hall of Fame. But you could remove his WSOP and WPT accolades and he would still have a hall of fame career, with $25 million in career tournament earnings scattered across three decades.