Cory Zeidman has been around the poker world for a long time. His first cash came back in the 1997 World Series of Poker Event #4 $1,500 Limit Seven Card Stud when he finished eighth for $8,481. Since then, Zeidman has amassed nine WSOP cashes—seven of which have come in Stud event—for $335,451. Last year, Zeidman finally broke through when he took down Event #4 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better for $201,559 and his first gold bracelet.
Zeidman did so by defeating WSOP legend Chris Bjorin in heads-up play, which came at the end of a tough final table that included Brandon Shack-Harris (3rd - $84,415), Michael Mizrachi (5th - $41,447), Xuan Liu (6th - $29,985) and Todd Brunson (7th - $22,142). Interestingly, both Shack-Harris and Brunson are in today’s field (Brunson actually finished runner-up in this event last year).
There’s no doubt Zeidman is a formidable stud player, and after winning a bracelet in the game he’ll no doubt be remembered as one of the best. It should also help him shake the stigma as the guy who slow rolled Jennifer Harman with a straight flush in the 2005 WSOP. Remember this gem: