WPT sees Seidel maintain record and Selbst leads NAPT

Erik Seidel when he won his last WPT titleErik Seidel’s remarkable record in the World Poker Tour (WPT) continued yesterday. He became the only player to cash in every season that the WPT has been in existence. In addition there’s still a chance that the veteran could make the WPT Hollywood Poker Open his second career WPT event victory.

Taking seat three as part of the final nine players to make day four of the tournament, Seidel goes into the day third in the chip count with 526,000. The leader is Steve Barshak on 601,000, with William Reynolds in second place on 541,000.

Seidel will be looking to carry on the form that saw him take the Aussie Millions Super Duper High Roller at the back end of last year and show that he’s truly worthy of a place in the Poker Hall of Fame – I mean that’s if eight WSOP bracelets and over $10m in live tournament earnings weren’t enough already.

The North American Poker Tour (NAPT) stop at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, meanwhile, sees a familiar face atop the chip count. After reaching the final table at last year’s event, Vanessa Selbst is currently sitting pretty atop the chip count with 1,406,000 and if she wins will become the first two-time NAPT champion.

Things have been getting progressively better since Selbst signed on with PokerStars in July and the €1.3m she garnered for winning the Partouche Poker Tour last November in Cannes only go on to strengthen her reputation.

The field at the NAPT Mohegan Sun will be cut from the current 24-player field to a final table of eight to be televised on ESPN.