Huck Seed

Huck Seed

Huck Seed



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Huck Seed
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Huck Seed is an American poker player who won the 1996 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.

He has won four WSOP bracelets and made two WSOP final tables during his career He also won the WSOP Tournament of Champions in 2010, and the National Heads-Up Poker Championship in 2009.

In 2008 and 2009 he made back-to-back final tables in the WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E.

In 2020, Seed was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.


Seed was born in Corvallis, Montana on January 15, 1969. He was a member of both the 1987 Montana All-State and Caltech basketball teams. He studied electrical engineering at the California Institute of Technology but took a leave of absence in order to pursue poker, and never returned.

Related: Talking H.O.R.S.E. and Basketball with Huck Seed

He first cashed at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 1990. In fact, he managed top ten finishes in eight of his first nine cashes at the WSOP.

1996 WSOP Main Event

The 1996 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event attracted 295 entries. Six-handed, Seed was second in chips behind John Bonetti, at a final table featuring Men "The Master" Nguyen.

The final table was noted for aggressive play from Seed, Nguyen and Bonetti, but Seed eventually triumphed over Bruce van Horn heads-up to win the $1,000,000 first prize.

"Ever watch the Super Bowl, its like that," Seed said about his win. "Look at the guys who win. They go crazy, theyre so happy. I think of poker as a sport. Sometimes its hard work, and sometimes its not so much fun.

"But when you win something like this, everything is worth it. Its the same as winning the biggest event in any other sport. You cant accomplish much more than that."

Huck Seed Poker Achievements

Seed would go on to make the final table of the 1999 WSOP Main Event final table, finishing sixth. He won Razz bracelets in 2000 and 2003.

In 2009, Seed won the NBC Heads-up Poker Championship for $500,000. One year later, Seed won the invitational WSOP Tournament of Champions, overcoming Howard Lederer heads-up.

Huck Seed Prop Bets

As well as an impressive poker resume, Seed has a rich history of prop betting. Here is a list of some of his more infamous ones:

  • He bet Phil Hellmuth he could float in the ocean for either 18 or 24 hours - he lost
  • He bet he could break 100 four times in a single day playing on a desert golf course with just three clubs - he won
  • He could go a year without shaving - he lost (a funeral obligation forced him to give up)
  • He bet Howard Lederer he could do a standing backflip - he won
  • He bet Howard Lederer he could beat him in a 50-yard dash while hopping on one leg - he lost
  • He bet Doyle Brunson he could run a mile in 4:40 - he lost (he ran a 4:47)

Huck Seed WSOP Bracelets

YearEentPayout (USD)
1994Event #3: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha$167,000
1996Event #25: $10,000 NLHE WSOP Main Event$1,000,000
2000Event #17: $1,500 Limit Razz$77,400
2003Event #27: $5,000 Limit Razz$71,500

Huck Seed Top Five Poker Cashes

DateEventBuy-inPlacePayout (USD)
May 1996WSOP Main Event$10,0001st$1,000,000
January 1998Carnivale of Poker$5,0801st$306,000
June 2008WSOP H.O.R.S.E.$50,0007th$284,160
June 2009WSOP H.O.R.S.E.$50,0005th$276,609
May 1999WSOP Main Event$10,0006th$167,700

WSOP Main Event Winners 1987-96

1996295Huck SeedUnited States$1,000,000
1995273Dan HarringtonUnited States$1,000,000
1994268Russ HamiltonUnited States$1,000,000
1993220Jim BechtelUnited States$1,000,000
1992201Hamid DastmalchiIran$1,000,000
1991215Brad DaughertyUnited States$1,000,000
1990194Mansour MatloubiIran$895,000
1989178Phil HellmuthUnited States$755,000
1988167Johnny ChanUnited States$700,000
1987152Johnny ChanUnited States$625,000

PokerNews Covered Events

2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas$10,400 WPT World Championship427th$19,300
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.27th$5,185
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz12th$6,852
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha110th$1,928
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship11th$147,882
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #33: $2,500 Seven-Card Razz28th$4,759
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #25: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better23rd$9,741
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event527th$21,707
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em220th$2,377
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 35: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em19th$6,437
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.50th$3,876
Epic Poker League Event #1Main Event6th$107,980
World Series of Poker Europe 2010Event #4: 10,350 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Heads-Up7th£47,045
2010 World Series of PokerWSOP Tournament of Champions1st$500,000
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship25th$17,18
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better18th$9,099
2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure2010 PCA Main Event49th$45,000
2009 WPT Merit Cyprus ClassicWPT Merit Cyprus Classic Championship7th$56,240
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 49 - $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E.5th$276,610
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 12 - $10,000 World Championship Mixed Event5th$102,286
2009 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship$20,000 Heads-up Championship1st$500,000
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 45 - $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship7th$284,160
2008 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship$20,000 Heads-Up Championship3rd$125,000