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Huck Seed

 

Huck Seed Most poker fans do not know much about Huckleberry Seed, and that’s the way he likes it: he stays out of the spotlight and barely talks at the table. But fellow pros know how strong of a player Huck is, both in tournaments and in cash games.

Many casual fans don’t realize that before Joe Hachem, before Chris Moneymaker, and even before Chris Ferguson, Huck Seed won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 1996, raking in a cool million. He made the final table once again in 1999, coming in sixth. Add to that three more WSOP bracelets and $3.4 million in lifetime tournament winnings, and it’s hard to imagine that Huck could be underestimated.

Huck is not just a poker player, though; he is a true gambler, having participated in some of the most famous proposition bets of all time. Phil Hellmuth once bet Huck $50,000 that he couldn’t stand in shoulder-deep ocean waters for 18 hours straight. The 6’ 7” poker pro took him up on that bet, falling 15 hours short.

But Huck was up to a later wager requiring great physical skill, and a certain level of insanity: he took a six-figure bet that he could break 100 on a desert golf course four times in one day. With no cart. And since the other person got to pick the day, Huck had to do it on a day when the mercury hit 120 degrees. It took him six rounds, but Huck pulled it off. Oh, and by the way, he was only allowed to use a 5-iron, a sand wedge, and a putter.

More recently on the poker tables, Huck Seed once again proved his poker pedigree by winning the 2009 NBC Heads-Up Championship for $500K. As of 2009, Seed's live poker earnings are in excess of $5 million.

Huck Seed Fun Facts and Finishes

  • Won the 2009 NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship for $500K.
  • Four WSOP Bracelets -- $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha (1994), $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em (1996), $1,500 Razz (2000), $5,000 Razz (2003)
  • Studied electrical engineering at Cal Tech before taking a leave of absence in 1989 to play poker.
  • Native of Montana. 

World Series of Poker Bracelets

Year

Tournament

Prize (US$)

1994

$2,500 Pot Limit Omaha

$167,000

1996

$10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship

$1,000,000

2000

$1,500 Razz

$77,400

2003

$5,000 Razz

$71,500