Huck Seed was seen taking part in the World Series of Poker Europe, the £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha championship. Players spotted at the event include Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Phil Hellmuth, Huck Seed, Jeff Lisandro, Men “the master” Nguyen, John Juanda, Howard Lederer, Annette Obrestad, Chris Ferguson, Allen Cunningham, Tom Dwan, Barny Boatman, Roberto Romanello, Erik Seidel, Theo Jorgensen, Andy Bloch, Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott and last years PLO champion Jani Vilmunen.
The 120-strong field was reduced to 49 players by the end of the day, with Samuel Stein the chip leader holding 112,600. Stein was at one of the strongest tables of the day which featured 2009 and 2010 WSOP players of the year Jeff Lisandro and Frank Kassela as well as Joe Beevers, Devilfish, Marty Smyth, Hoyt Corkins and Ted Lawson.
Huck Seed, LuckyChewy shone in Doubles Poker Championship by putting up an impressive performance. During the second half-hour of coverage, former World Poker Tour (WPT) Championship winner David Chiu teamed with Jennifer Harman.
UB.com pro Annie Duke teamed with David Oppenheim, Gus Hansen teamed with Justin “Boosted J” Smith, and Andrew “luckychewy” Lichtenberger partnered with Huck Seed. Interestingly, Seed won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event in 1996 when Lichtenberger was just eight years old.
Huck Seed has won the Tournament of Champions at the 2010 World Series of Poker and takes home $500,000 prize money.
Seed is a four-time WSOP bracelet winner and beat Howard Lederer in the final heads up play.
The Tournament of Champions disappeared for three years, but was renewed with the public voting for their favorite World Series of Poker bracelet winners.
The top 20 qualified as did previous Tournament of Champions winners and WSOP Main Event winners. There were two sponsor exemption.s
27 people sat down at the tables on on June 27th. Play extended over eight days with a 16 hour final session to declare Huck Seed the winner. Seventeen players made the final day
Lederer started with chip lead of 468,000 to 342,000 for Huck Seed. Lederer was just one card away from winning, with Seed all in. However, Seed sucked out on the river to hit a straight and double up into the lead.
The final hand had Lederer moved all in with Q-8 which was called by Seed with A-2. The board ran 7-6-6-9-A to give Seed the first prize check of $500,000 and the title of “Champion of Champions”.
When it comes to large field tournaments, it’s unusual for a number of top pros to weave their way through the tournament and be in contention near the end, but this is exactly what has happened in the $1,500 Omaha 8 or better tournament at the 2010 World Series of Poker.
Among the remaining 26 players vying for the coveted WSOP bracelet, not to mention the 6-figure payday, are Dan Heimiller, Shawn Buchanan, Jeff Madsen, Ylon Schwartz, David Bach, and Huck Seed.
Huck Seed is likely the best known player left in the field; the 1996 Main Event champion –Seed finished 6th in the Main Event the following year– currently has 4 bracelets, and has become known for his incredible Heads-Up play at the NBC Heads-Up Championships where he has finished 1st, 3rd and 3rd in the 5 years the tournament has been around.