And here's a video from a hand that might have turned the tides for him.
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Seymour came up short of the $10 million grand prize and the diamond bracelet awarded to the victor, but his impressive run at the table earned him a $59,295 payday.
In April, Seymour was 15th at a World Poker Tour event at the Seminole Hard Rock in Florida, winning over $36,000; past year, he was third at a PokerStars event in the Bahamas, winning over $375,000.More news: "Miraculous" Escape For Driver As Cactus Crashes Into Car
There are 354 players remaining out of a starting pool of 8,569 in the event that requires a $10,000 buy-in. This year, the 39-year-old is making a very impressive run. However, Richard Seymour made it surprisingly far.
He told the Patriots team website a couple of years ago that he enjoys poker because it's "a game of people, situations, discipline, and I felt like I honed in on all of those skills as I played". His previous high earnings in a single WSOP tournament came in the 2017 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event, where he finished 24th out of 1,580 entrants and won $11,144. Considering he beat out 8,438 players, that's a pretty impressive feat. He won't make that much money playing poker, but there are much worse ways to spend your retired life. The last Hall-of-Fame poker player to win the main event was Carlos Mortenson all the way back in 2001. Don't be surprised to hear more about Seymour's poker adventures in the near future.More news: Haas title sponsor terminates F1 deal