WSOP Paradise: Main Event underway; Erik Seidel scores bracelet #10 in $50,000 Super High Roller

Erik Seidel won his 10th WSOP bracelet in the $50K Super High Roller in Paradise
Mo Afdhal
Posted on: December 9, 2023 12:26 PST

The World Series of Poker Paradise, now in full swing, kicked off the first of its four Main Event starting flights on Saturday.

The official tally of entrants for Day 1A looks set at 709 as late registration has officially closed. There are still three more Day 1s for players to hop into, so plenty of time to make your way to Paradise and fight for a piece of the $15,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The opening ceremonies for the Paradise Main Event saw six of the recent WSOP Main Event champions come together to announce "Shuffle up and Deal" as a unit. Jamie Gold, RyanRiess, DamianSalas, KorayAldemir, EspenJorstad, and DanielWeinman collectively welcomed players to the event.

The WSOP Paradise Main Event bracelet was unveiled today as well, made by Josten's out of 10-Karat yellow gold.


Notables in the Day 1A field include: Chino Rheem, Alex Livingston, Jesse Lonis, Faraz Jaka , JonathanLittle, AlexandraBotez, Maria Ho , and ShaunDeeb.

Game of Gold contestants and friends DavidWilliams and JoshArieh found themselves involved in a pot against one another on Day 1. Williams' had the best hand, but Arieh got the better of him, finding a strong fold against Williams' pre-flop aggression.

Seidel snags bracelet #10, ties for 2nd most in history

ErikSeidel, one of the old-school legends of the game, proved he's still got the chops to hang with the young guns after winning Event #7: $50,000 Super High Roller for $1,704,400. The victory marks Seidel's largest-ever cash at the World Series of Poker across a career that spans more than three decades.

The event drew 137 entries to create a prize pool of $6,850,000 and paid 21 players.

His tenth bracelet lands Seidel amongst hallowed company, joining JohnnyChan, PhilIvey, and the late, great DoyleBrunson in a tie for the second most bracelets. Ahead of them, in a league of his own some might say, is Phil Hellmuth with seventeen.

The event drew 137 entries to create a prize pool of $6,850,000 and paid 21 players. Seidel's win didn't come easy as he had to battle some of the game's current best players on the road to victory. The final table of the event included high roller crushers JasonKoon, AlexFoxen, JonathanJaffe, and AdrianMateos, just to name a few. Seidel also claims an added bonus of $25,000, thanks to the Paradise Parlay , for making three final tables between WSOP Paradise and the 2023 WSOP.

$50,000 Super High Roller final table payouts

Place Player Prize
1 Erik Seidel (USA) $1,704,400
2 Seth Gottlieb (USA) $1,052,800
3 Orpen Kisacikoglu (Turkey) $778,300
4 Jason Koon (USA) $582,100
5 Koichi Chiba (Japan) $440,500
6 Alex Foxen (USA) $337,300
7 Jonathan Jaffe (USA) $261,400
8 Adrian Mateos (Spain) $205,000

Featured Image Courtesy of Matthew Berglund/WSOP