Monday December 11, 2023 at 5:15 pm

American pro Erik Seidel won his tenth bracelet in the Bahamas, and he joined an exclusive club of double-digit bracelet winners including Johnny Chan, Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, and Phil Hellmuth. Seidel banked $1.7 million for outlasting a stacked final table in 2023 WSOP Paradise Event #7 $50,000 Super High Roller NL. Siedel edged out Seth Gottlieb heads-up for the victory and he tied Chan, Brunson, and Ivey with 10 bracelets each.

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Ship it to Seidel. After patently waiting 14 years to return to the winner's circle in 2021 with his ninth bracelet victory, Seidel finally binked bracelet #10. Seidel flew down to the Bahamas for the historic moment and it's fitting he won a high roller event at the inaugural WSOP Paradise.

The WSOP Paradise in the Bahamas chugged long. Seven events are complete and the Main Event is underway. WSOP Paradise Event #7 $50,000 Super High Roller NL attracted 137 entrants and a prize pool worth $6.85 million. The top 21 places paid out of this top-heavy event with the final two spots earning a seven-figure payout.

Only 17 players were alive at the end of Day 1 after the money bubble burst late in the evening. Cash-game specialist Seth Gottlieb bagged the lead with over 5.2M, but Seidel and Jonathan Jaffe were close behind.

With nine to go, Seidel held the chip lead with over 12M and Foxen was second with 7M.

Tim Adams bubbled the final table in ninth place when his Ac-seven lost to Koichi Chiba's Ace-Queen. Neiter player improved, but Chiba dragged the pot with Ace-high and a stronger kicker.

Gottlib regained the lead and knocked out Adrian Mateos in eighth place. Mateos made a final stand with pocket sixes against Gottlieb's King-Queen offsuit. Gottlieb flopped a pair of Kings, and Mateos never improved.

Seidel picked off Jaffe in seventh place with Carte As de piqueCarte 5 de pique against King-Queen offsuit. Seidel flopped a nut flush draw and Jaffe met his fate in seventh place.

Seidel claimed another victim with 10-6 offsuit against a shortstacked Foxen's eight-four off suit Seidel turned a pair of tens and dragged the pot. Foxen hit the rail in sixth place.

Koi Chiba made a final stand with King-Queen offsuit against Orpen Kisacikoglu's pocket Kings. Chiba flopped a gut-shot straight draw. He turned two pair with Queens up, but never improved. Kisacikoglu dragged the pot with a higher two pair, and Chiba got smoked in fifth place.

Jason Koon went to battle with Carte Dame de trèfle:TC against Orpen Kisacikoglu's pocket eights. Orpen Kisacikoglu flopped an eight and turned quads. Koon bowed out in fourth place with paid out $582K.

Turkey's Kisacikoglu was knocked out in third place when he got short stacked and made a move with Carte Roi de cœurCarte 9 de cœur against Seidel's :KCarte 10 de pique. Neither player improved when the board ran out Carte Valet de carreauCarte 7 de trèfleCarte 3 de trèfleCarte 2 de piqueCarte As de carreau. Seidel won the pot with King-high and a better kicker.

Kisacikoglu took home $778,300 for third place. Not too shabby, eh?

With two players to go, Seidel held the lead over Gottlieb with 26M to 15M.

On the final hand, Gottlieb flopped two pair with King-six offsuit. Both players checked the flop. Seidel held nine-seven and turned a gutshot. He called a bet from Gottlieb. Seidel rivered a nine-high straight when the Carte 8 de pique spiked. Gottlieb bet 2.8M, Seidel raised to 9.5M, Gottlieb shoved the remaining of his stack (roughly 14M), and Seidel called.

Gottlieb's two pair were no good against Seidel's straight. Gottlieb earned a runner-up payout worth $1,052,800.

Seidel won $1.7 million for the high-roller victory in the Bahamas, but he got to slap bracelet #10 on his wrist.

Seidel had been stuck on eight bracelets after the summer of 2007. It took 14 long years before he shipped an online bracelet event in 2021 before he claimed a ninth piece of hardware for his collection. He didn't have to wait for long before he won another bracelet.

Hellmuth holds the overall lead with 17 bracelets, but Seidel is in good company in the 10-timer clubs with Chan, Brunson, and Ivey.

Other noteworthy players who went deep and cashed in the $50K Super High Roller included Mike Watson, Nick Petrangelo, Franco Luca, Chris Brewer, Santhosh Suvarna, Sorel Mizzo, Mas Oya, Dan Dvoress, Tony Lin, Sam Greenwood, Lucas Greenwood, and Artur Martirosian.

2023 WSOP Paradise Event #7 $50,000 Super High Roller

Buy-in: $50,000

Prize Pool: $6,850,000

Entrants: 137

Payouts: 21

Final Table Results:

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

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