Erik SeidelUnited States
Stuck at eight bracelets since 2007, Erik Seidel is looking to break the trend in 2013. Seidel has cashed 28 times on the WSOP felt since his most recent victory and failed to make a final table since 2010. On the bright side, he has been active in 2013, earning two six-figure scores (third in the AU$25,000 challenge and fourth at the WPT's Bay 101 main event) and finished 39th in the WSOP Asia Pacific main event. Seidel's run in 2011 that padded his bankroll by $6.5 million was the hottest topic of that time and, as crazy as it is to say about a man with $17 million in career earnings, it seems that the poker icon is due once again.
Motivation has never been an issue for Seidel. Although unassuming at the felt, his experience keeps him as a dangerous player capable of winning anything he enters.