Erik Seidel has dominated the tournament circuit during the first half of 2011 and the 8-time WSOP bracelet winner hopes to continue his impressive run during the inaugural $25k Heads-Up World Championship. The veteran player has amassed nearly $6 million in earnings since January, propelling to the top of the 2011 money list and cementing his reputation as one of the most consistent players in poker. Seidel most recently captured the $100,000 Super High Roller event at the Five Star World Poker Classic, winning nearly $1.1 million after besting a field of 29 players. This win followed a 2nd place finish at the WPT Hollywood Poker Open, which netted Seidel $155,103, and his 1st place finish in the $25k NBC National Heads-Up Championship, good for $750,000 in prize money. Seidel captured the attention of the poker world, however, with his successive 4th, 3rd, 1st and 1st place finishes in High Roller tournaments held at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, the Aussie Millions Poker Championship, and the L.A. Poker Classic. By defeating fields containing only the most feared poker players on the planet, Seidel has proven that he may just be the best in the world. If he can follow up his incredible run with another score during the WSOP $25k Heads-Up World Championship, 2011 will forever be remembered as the Year of Seidel.