As a very young boy, Mark Seif immigrated to the United States with his family from Egypt. By the age of just 6 he was familiar with the game of poker, and enjoyed joining in family games. He learned the intricacies very quickly, and at some point when he was still just 6 years old he successfully bluffed his father during a game. His reward for this achievement was to be banished from family games of poker for the rest of his young days.
Over the course of his youth, Mark Seif joined in many games of poker with his friends, yet the game never got in the way of diligent academic study. Mark earned a much-prized degree in economics for his efforts at school and went on to study law. He eventually found a position as District Attorney for the State of Los Angeles, among other professional pursuits. The skills he honed in the legal profession have helped Mark’s poker immensely, as many vanquished champions will testify.
It was in the late 1990’s that Mark’s wins around the poker table became truly significant. He was driven to join the tournament circuit following some big cash wins, and it’s safe to say that he’s not looked back. There were many tournament cashes before his life really changed for the better with his biggest wins to date.
In 2005 Mark Seif won not one but two highly prized WSOP bracelets. The first came when he triumphed in the $1.5K Limit Hold’Em to take home $181,330. His second bracelet win was in the $1.5K No Limit Hold’Em event to win $611,145. So he went from having no bracelets to having two in a very short space of time. Mark as certainly earned his nickname ‘The Shark’. He’s a fine player and a family man with many more successes ahead of him.