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Erick Lindgren Biography

Erick Lindgren was born August 11, 1976 in Burney, Californiaand is an American professional poker player. He has won two World Poker Tour(WPT) titles, one World Series of Poker bracelet, and more than seven milliondollars in tournament earnings during his poker career.

He won his first major tournament at the Bellagio in 2002and followed that up with his first World Poker Tour (WPT) win ten monthslater. Six months after that, he won the WPT PartyPoker Million III cruise,where he walked away with the million dollar top prize.

In January 2005, he finished 2nd in the World Series ofPoker Circuit Event in Atlantic City. In February, he finished 5th in the WPTLA Poker Classic and just a week later, he won the second Professional PokerTour tournament, also in LA.

In January 2006 he made another WPT final table, finishing3rd at the 2006 Borgata Winter Poker Open.

In June 2006, Lindgren won the $600,000 first prize in theFullTiltPoker.net Poker Pro Showdown event, outlasting Mike Matusow, ClonieGowen, Erik Seidel, John Juanda, Chris Ferguson and Phil Ivey. Lindgren'swinning hand came in the first hand of heads-up play when his AKdefeated Matusow's A J on a board of 669A3.

In January 2007, Lindgren won A$1 million after beating 17other players in the $100,000 buy-in hold 'em event at the Aussie Millions.

Lindgren is the author of the book, World Poker Tour:Making the Final Table, which covers strategy for poker tournaments.

Both the first name 'Erick' and the family name 'Lindgren'are Swedish names, representative of his Swedish ancestry.

He is a member of Team Full Tilt at Full TiltPoker. In February 2008, Lindgren hosted FTOPS Event #9, part ofFull Tilt's series of large buy-in tournaments. The tournament had over 5,600entrants, and had a prize pool of over $1.65 million. Lindgren won the tournamentbecoming the first Full Tilt pro to win an FTOPS event that they hosted. Hetook home over $291,000.

On June 27, 2007, Erick won a $350,000 prop bet with GavinSmith, Phil Ivey and others. To win the bet, Erick had to play four consecutiverounds of golf at Las Vegas' Bear's Best golf course betweensunrise and sunset. He had to carry his own bags and shoot under 100 in each ofthe four rounds. Temperatures reached 106 degrees and symptoms of heatexhaustion set in, but Erick won the bet. He said on a PokerListings interviewthat he lost 12 pounds during the bet.

On June 5, 2008 Erick defeated Justin Bonomo during heads-upplay for his first World Series of Poker bracelet in the 5,000 buy in mixedno-limit/limit Texas Holdem event at the 2008 WSOP.

As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed$7,400,000. His 25 cashes at the WSOP account for $2,063,283 of those winnings.

Lindgren is dating Erica Schoenberg.


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