When it comes to poker, there’s not very much that Erik Seidel has not accomplished. He’s won 8 World Series of Poker bracelets, a World Poker Tour title and is a living member of the Poker Hall of Fame.
But did you know that before the man known as Seiborg collected all his trophies and over $20M in lifetime earnings, he used to be a backgammon hustler and a Wall St. trader and when he went heads-up against Johnny Chan for the championship title in 1988, Seidel was still a relative newcomer to the game he would one day dominate.
Here’s another in Calvin Ayre's series of photo-filerted profiles of the biggest name in poker.
Bonus: For the few that haven’t seen it – Seiborg.