Huckleberry Seed is a prolific tournament player. He has participated in tournaments for many years, and has made quite a comfortable living doing it.
He is still competing, and also spends time playing poker online with Full Tilt Poker.
Seed was born in 1968 and grew up in Corvallis, Montana. His family was a very athletic one. He was an excellent scholar-athlete, and his younger brother was, too. Huckleberry was a member of the 1987 Corvallis All-State Basketball team.
This was just the beginning of Seed’s basketball playing. He went on to Caltech to college. There, he was a star on their team. He was involved in a documentary about the sport that was shot in 2006 called Quantum Hoops.
In the meantime, Huckleberry Seed was studying electrical engineering. His math skills and attention to detail gave him a good foundation on which to build his academics. However, a career in engineering was not to be.
Instead, Huckleberry decided to take a leave of absence from school. He left in 1989, intending to return. After he started playing poker full-time, though, he lost interest in school and never went back.
Seed made his first trip to the World Series of Poker in 1990. There, he tried his skills at the Limit Hold ‘em event and the Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo event. He did well, taking home fourth in both events. He got a taste of winning and was ready to come back for more.
Huckleberry Seed’s big breakout came in 1994. That year, he won the Pot Limit Omaha event at the World Series of Poker, taking home his first WSOP bracelet. While Seed was already making money playing in tournaments, the bracelet was, of course, a huge accomplishment.
Things got even better in 1996, when Seed won the World Series of Poker Main Event. His second bracelet came with a $1 million prize this time. It also came with a place in poker history and a certain amount of celebrity, which Huckleberry Seed does not tend to expect.
Seed followed this up with other WSOP victories. He had a sixth place finish after making a final table in 1999. He also won his third and fourth WSOP bracelets in Razz, one in 2000 and one in 2003.
Lately, Huckleberry Seed is still making an impression on the poker world. He won second in FullTilt Poker‘s Poker After Dark. In the 2007 WSOP No Limit Texas Hold ‘em event, he placed 73rd for a cash of over $106,000. He also cashed at the NBC National Heads Up Poker Challenge.
Huckleberry Seed may appear to be a quiet man when he is concentrating on his game. He rarely gives any indication of what is on his mind. Yet, at other times he makes wild propositional bets that keep the other players interested and amused.
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For Seed, the more pressure and money that is involved, the more relaxed you will find him. With live tournament winnings of over $3.5 million and some major tournament wins, Huck Seed is doing well. He spends a lot of time at cash tables, tournaments, and online at Full Tilt Poker.
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