Huck Seed wins over $670,000 playing Video Poker

Huck Seed wins over $670,000 playing Video Poker

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Huck Seed had a pretty bad World Series of Poker this year – the prop-betting, stoned-sounding, lanky Main Event champion played 23 events and failed to make the money in any of them for a net loss of more than $200,000. He has more than made up for that now but not in the kind of poker you’d expect.

Seed Tweeted a picture of a Video Poker machine he had played on with a Royal Flush in spades lined up on screen. At $500 a spin, this was enough to unleash a monster jackpot of more than $670,000. The picture shows Seed rewarded with a prize of $670,655.60 for hitting his Royal Flush – his biggest score since his $1m Main Event victory in 1996.

“Internet poker is down in the US,” he Tweeted alongside the photo. “But I’m still pushing buttons!” If this was included in Seed’s lifetime tournament earnings he would be nearing $5m in cashes; if his prop bets counted he’d probably be ahead of Erik Seidel.

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