Huckleberry “Huck” seed, the 1996 World Series of Poker Main Event champion, is the 2020 inductee to the Poker Hall of Fame.
In addition to being a fixture of high stakes cash games for several decades, Seed has several notable tournament wins, including four World Series of Poker gold bracelets. Seed won the 2009 NBC Heads Up Tournament for $500,000 and the 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions. His total live tournament winnings are currently $7,649,864.
Seed, a Las Vegas resident, was an all-state basketball player in Montana for Corvallis high school. He went on to star on the basketball team at Caltech college, where he studied electrical engineering. Away from the table, there are many tall tales of Seed’s wagers, Nicknamed the “Master of the Prop Bet.”
“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 the Binion’s Horseshoe, about to start a poker session, admiring all the Poker Hall of Famers on the wall,” Seed said. “It feels good to be included with all the poker legends that I once idolized and competed against over the years.”
All 31 living Hall of Fame members were eligible to cast up to 10 votes across the slate of finalists in any manner they chose. In total, 30 ballots were cast with one abstention. Out of a potential 300 votes, Seed won 76, with the closest runner-up Matt Savage garnering 51 votes.