Huck Seed: Newest Poker Hall of Famer

Huck Seed is a reputable American professional poker player born on Jan 15, 1969. Seed spent most of his formative years in Corvallis, Montana.

At a young age, his heart laid elsewhere, basketball. Thanks to his height and enviable basketball skills, he excelled on the court and managed to form Montana All-state and Caltech basketball teams. However, he took a hiatus from college in 1989 and that’s when he ventured into poker.

It didn’t take long before Seed made his mark on the felt. He won his first tournament cash in 1990 and he has since managed to amass more than $7.9 million.

Huck Seed WSOP Career

Over the years, Huck Seed has won an impressive 4 WSOP bracelets.

Just 5 years into his poker career, Huck Seed won his first bracelet when he won Event #3: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha for $167,000.

In 1996, Seed made history after winning the main event for $1 million. He won this third bracelet four years later in 2000 after winning Event #17: $1,500 Limit Razz.

In 2003, he won the 2003 WSOP Event #27: $5,000 Limit Razz for his fourth bracelet after defeating Phil Ivey in heads up.

Prop Bets Pioneer

Huck seed is one of the pioneers of prop betting in the poker community alongside the likes of Howard Lederer and Phil Hellmuth.

His most infamous prop bet is the $10,000 and $50,000 bet against Phil Hellmuth. He bet that Phil Hellmuth could not float on the ocean for 18 hours and 24 hours straight. Well, Hellmuth was able to break the 24 hours mark and hence he lost.

Another prop bet was against Howard Lederer for $10,000. He wagered that he could do a backflip with only two days to learn. After the said two days, Seed easily did the standing backflip to win the prop bet.

Poker Hall of Fame

Induction into the Poker Hall of Fame is as prestigious as it gets. In 2020, Huck Seed was the only poker player who was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame after a round of voting from other “Hall of Famers”.

“Hearing the news that I am being inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame this year brought back memories of my early poker days, walking into the Binion’s Horseshoe, about to start a poker session, admiring all the Poker Hall of Famers on the wall[…]It feels good to be included with all the poker legends that I once idolized and competed against over the years. Thank you everyone” Huck Seed.

Seed was chosen from a pool of 10 nominees, a shortlist which included the likes of Matt Savage, Antonio Esfandiari, and Mike Matusow among others.

The nomination process basically involved distributing points among the nominees. Each of the 30 hall of Famers was given 10 points to distribute among the nominees. The nominee with the most points was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.

Here are the results:

 Huckleberry Seed – 76 Votes
 Matt Savage – 51 Votes
 Isai Scheinberg – 45 Votes
 Eli Elezra – 30 Votes
 Antonio Esfandiari – 23 Votes
 Lon McEachern and Norman Chad – 20 Votes
 Ted Forrest – 20 Votes
 Mike Matusow – 17 Votes
 Patrik Antonius – 15 Votes
 Chris Ferguson – 3 Votes


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