In most cases, poker professionals catch the attention of the poker public with the way they play. In other cases, professional poker players catch the attention of the poker public with the way they dress. Other times, the attention of the poker public is caught with the physical appearance of poker players. In the case of Huck Seed, he catches the attention of the poker public with the way he plays and with his physical appearance.
Born on November 30, 1968, Huck Seed or Huckleberry Seed is known for being capable of remaining silent at the poker table from the start until the end of a single poker game. Despite his silence, he knows how to attack his opponents instinctively and sometimes, even with no mercy. And that is only one of the reasons how he has caught the attention of the poker public.
Another reason is his physical appearance. You might say that he should have honed his skills in basketball instead, because at 6'7", he will surely make a good basketball player. But then, he does not seem like to have a very athletic physique that would be enough to venture into basketball. He has a lanky built that has sometimes allowed him to be described as a lanky giant. Well, he may not have pursued a career in basketball but it seems that he has made the right choice of pursuing a career in poker. Now, he is a poker professional who boasts of four World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets.
Huck Seed was raised in Corvallis, Montana and it was at the Corvalis High School where he studied during his teenage years. And yes, he was part of the Montana All-State basketball team in 1987 but he was not very interested in pursuing a career in basketball. He was trying to obtain a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) when he thought of taking a leave of absence in order to try his hand in playing poker. This transpired in 1989. When he realized that he wanted to play poker more seriously, he made a major decision of not going back to college despite the fact that he was doing well as the star basketball player of Caltech.
Four WSOP bracelets are only some of the major contributions of Huck Seed to the world of professional poker. He earned his first bracelet from joining a US$2,500 Pot Limit Omaha game in 1994 wherein his prize winnings were US$167,000. His major achievement came in 1996 when he qualified and won at the US$10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship. The cash prize that he was able to get was US$1,000,000, which was the biggest prize money that he ever received. In 2000, he won first place in a US$1,500 Razz event and in 2003, he once again won first place in a US$5,000 Razz event.
Huck Seed is also known to participate in poker television shows such as "Poker After Dark," in which he became a runner up to poker giant Gus Hansen in one of the games.