Huck Seed Profile
- Seed grew up in Corvallis, Montana where he was on the All-State basketball team.
- Seed was an electrical engineering student at California Institute of Technology.
- Seed stopped in Las Vegas on one trip home from college making $1,000 in a $10/$20 limit hold'em game which contributed heavily to his taking a leave of absence to play poker in 1989 and never returning to school.
- Seed is 6 feet 7 inches tall.
- Seed won his very first tournament, a $300 event.
- Seed mentored another Montana poker player, who went on to great success in Layne "back to back" Flack.
- Seed tried drugs an alcohol to combat his extreme shyness and symptoms of depression, including coke, ecstasy, crystal meth and marijuana. it took him three years, visits to counselors and rehab clinics before he regained a hold of his life.
- Seed enjoys the odd prop bets; including floating in the ocean for 24 hours, not shaving for a year, mastering a standing back flip in six months, training to run a mile under 4 min. 30 secs., and breaking 100 in golf five times in one day using just a five iron, sand wedge and putter in 120 degree weather.
- Seed prefers to be called Huckleberry, his given name.
- Seed is very quiet at the table, preferring his game to do the talking for him.
- Seed credits his success at poker stems more from abilities to read players, understand circumstances and devise ways to get opponents to make mistakes, recognizing other people's strategies and exploiting them on the fly.
- Seed is the most successful player in the NBC Heads-Up championship series having 18 wins and 4 losses.
Seed considers himself "the iceman" because he always rises to the occasion.
Seed interview after winning the Tournament of Champions and some play from Poker After Dark:
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