- »Huck Seed Inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame
Huck Seed Inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame
Huckleberry Seed, better known by the abbreviated Huck, is the latest Poker Hall of Fame inductee. Seed received more than 25% of the vote to become the 59th inductee.
The open-nomination process was whittled to 10 candidates and the living members of the Poker Hall of Fame cast their votes on these 10 stars. Each voter had 10 points to distribute how they wished. This means 300 votes was the maximum any single player could receive.
Seed received 76 votes or 25.33% of the total possible votes. He pipped renowned tournament director Matt Savage to the top spot. Savage received 51 (17.00%) of the vote and it is only a matter of time before he’s inducted.
PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg came in third place with 45 (15.00%) votes. Scheinberg receiving this many votes came as quite a surprise, not least because he isn’t American.
2020 Poker Hall of Fame Final Results; Seed Win 25.33% of the Vote
|Name||Votes||Percentage of Vote|
|Lon McEachern & Norman Chad||20||6.67%|
Seed was delighted to learn he is now a fully-fledged member of the Poker Hall of Fame.
“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 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 compete against over the years. Thank you everyone.”
The 51-year-old is a California by birth but grew up in Montana. He was a member of the 1987 Montana All-State basketball team and is often seen sporting a basketball vest.
Seed discovered poker while studying electrical engineering at California Institute of Technology. He took a year of absence in 1989, began playing poker, and never made it back to college.
An Illustrious Poker Career
It is fair to state Seed has enjoyed a long and illustrious poker career. Almost $7.7 million worth of cashes adorns Seed’s resume. He’s won many more millions from grinding cash games over the years.
January 1990 is the first time Seed appeared on the radar. He won a $330 buy-in tournament in Tahoe for $30,240. He became a regular feature at the World Series of Poker and won the first of his four bracelets in 1994.
Seed took down the $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event for $167,000. His one and only seven-figure score came two years later in the 1996 WSOP Main Event. Seed bagged exactly $1 million for his Main Event victory. He also reached the final table of the 1999 Main Event but fell in sixth-place.
Victory in the $1,500 Razz event in 2000 saw Seed win his third bracelet. Gold bracelet four came after defeating Phil Ivey heads-up in the $5,000 Razz in 2003.
The new Hall of Famer is well-known for making prop bets with his fellow poker players. Some of his more famous prop bets include betting Howard Lederer he could do a standing backflip despite having never done one. Seed bet Doyle Brunson $10,000 he could run a mile in 4 minutes 40 second. Another say Seed bet he could break 100 four times in a single day on a desert golf course. His golf bet meant he could only use a putter, sand wedge and five iron! Seed managed it and collected six-figures.