Seidel Closes on Negreanu for All-Time Money Lead
Fellow poker David Peters is also having a career year. In addition to winning his first WSOP bracelet this summer Peters has won over $6 million in live poker tournaments.
This past weekend Peters added over $680k to his 2016 earnings after nearly winning a pair of Aria High Roller Event.
Seidel Closing On Negreanu for All-Time Lead
Erik Seidel's runner-up finish at in an Aria $50k High Roller this weekend for over $500k was not his only big score of the past week.
he also managed a 6th-place finish on Thursday to give him nearly $550k on the week. His recent scores now give him $4.72 million in earnings for 2016. His career best was $6.53 million in 2011.
Seidel won just over $5.09 million last year. With his recent scores he now has $30.62 million in career tournament earnings. At present, he's #1 on the U.S. All-Time Money list and leads Antonio Esfandiari by over $3 million.
He's also #2 on the Poker's All-Time Live Tournament Money List, trailing Daniel Negreanu by less than $2 million. Seidel is just one of two players in poker history with over $30 million in live tournament earnings.
At his current pace, and assuming that Negreanu doesn't start winning big again, Seidel will overtake Negreanu for #1 on the money list sometime in 2017.
Peters Nearly Wins Two at Aria
David Peters continued his career year over the weekend after finishing second in a $25k Aria High Roller and taking down a $50k event.
There were three high roller events held this past weekend at Aria and David Peters made it heads-up in back-to-back days. On Friday, he made it heads-up in a $25k High Roller against Dan Smith.
The two decided to play it out with Smith taking the win and $312k. Peters received $168,400 for the runner-up finish. On Saturday Peters returned for the $50k Aria High Roller and once again made the final table with Dan Smith.
Smith fell in 6th but Peters wound up once again making it to heads-up, this time facing Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel. The pair agreed to a chop of the prize pool and Seidel held the lead. He received $510,430 and Peters $461,970.
They left $50k on top to play for and Peters caught fire and managed to come back to take the title and the extra $50k. This gave him $511,970 for the victory and $680,370 for the weekend.
With his pair of big scores over the weekend Peters has $6.71 million in earnings in 2016 and $14 million for his career. Peters is now13th all-time on the US All-Time Money List and 19th on the global list.