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Erick Lindgren

Erick Lindgren
United StatesUnited States
Las Vegas, Nevada
Total winnings
$ 11,039,009
First place Finishes


Growing up with a love for the competitiveness of sports, Erick Lindgren picked up Texas Hold’em while working as a blackjack dealer at an Indian casino located near his college. The competition drew him in and he was hooked. Soon, Lindgren would drop out prior to attaining his degree in order to play poker full time. At first, Lindgren hid his decision from his parents.

The more Erick played, the better he got. He took up a job as a proposition player at a casino in California. While not propping, Lindgren multi-tabled online almost every waking hour that he could. He progressed quickly and after a few years realized that moving to Las Vegas was the next logical step. In 2002, he did just that and hit the poker scene in Vegas with full force.

Dropping out of college seemed to be the right decision. With the full amount of his focus on poker, Lindgren put together a nice streak. In the final month of 2002, Lindgren won the Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic. A little under a year later, he would win another big event when he captured the title at the WPT’s Ultimate Poker Classic. The following year after that, Lindren scored big again when he won $1 million for taking first place in the PartyPoker Million III.

In 2005, Erick had another amazing year on the felt. He placed second in a WSOP Circuit event in Atlantic City and followed that up with a final table at the L.A. Poker Classic. One week later, he would find himself at another final table. This time it was the Professional Poker Tour in L.A. and this time he would win. The year began in an amazing fashion and continued with multiple other cashes.

The next year, things didn’t change much from the start. Lindgren placed third at the Borgata Winter Poker Open for almost $300,000 and then won an event at the Five-Star World Poker Classic for over $260,000.

Erick then went on to cash four times at the WSOP during the summer of 2006, coming ever so close to a bracelet after finishing second in a short-handed event. Although he pocketed over $350,000 for his efforts, the coveted gold bracelet still eluded him. It would take Lindgren two more years, but he would finally wrap the jewelry around his wrist in 2008.

Winning his first bracelet seemed to mean the world to Lindgren after he captured the Mixed Hold’em title and almost $375,000 in prize money, but that’s not all he would accomplish during the 2008 WSOP. Lindgren cashed in five events that year including a third-place finish in the star-studded $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship. With such great results that year, Lindgren won WSOP Player of the Year.

Amongst some of Erick’s other poker accomplishments are a win at the Poker Pro Showdown in 2006 for $600,000 and first place at the $100,000 buy-in event at the 2007 Crown Aussie Millions Championship to pocket AUD$1 million. Lindgren also won the tournament that he hosted in the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) good for $291,000.

In off-the-felt action, Lindgren once took up Gavin Smith and Phil Ivey on a prop bet where he was challenged to complete four rounds of golf at a Las Vegas course in one day. The stipulations were that he must carry his own bags and shoot a score under 100 each round. Erick was successful in completing the bet and pocketed $350,000 on a day when the temperatures skied to over 100 degrees.

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Tournaments and Winnings

Tournament Place Winnings
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha57th$3,795
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $1,500 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em98th$3,245
$25,300 Big One for One Drop Satellite1st$1,000,000
Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha13th$11,957
Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship5th$129,192
Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em388th$5,384
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)1st$606,317
Event #27: $3,000 No Limit Hold'em (Mixed Max)45th$6,475
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em19th$13,260
Event #11: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)102nd$4,183
Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em219th$2,335
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better49th$5,557
Event 49: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em11th$14,477
Event 30: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball5th$19,676
2011 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship - No Limit Hold'em43rd$196,174
$ 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha - Six Handed17th$23,519
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em241st$3,153
Ninth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic
$ 100,000 Super High Roller Event - No Limit Hold'em2nd$700,500
2011 Aussie Millions
A$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event33rd30,000 AUD
Poker After Dark VII
$ 100,000 Week 1 - Big Heat5th - Doubles Poker Championship
$ 50,000 No Limit Hold'em - Qualifying Match 121st$5,000
$ 50,000 No Limit Hold'em - Qualifying Match 31st$5,000
The Poker Lounge
$ 20,000 Episode 63rd
$ 20,000 Episode 24th
2010 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed6th$82,303
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em191st$3,114
2010 Wynn Classic
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em10th$17,606
Poker After Dark VI
$ 20,000 Week 10 - Mixed Martial Arts4th
$ 20,000 Week 9 - Lonesome Shark6th
$ 20,000 Week 2 - Nicknames6th
Late Night Poker 2009
Heat G5th
Heat X5th
2009 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Omaha27th$25,816
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed29th$11,839
$ 2,500 2-7 Lowball20th$4,094
$ 1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo34th$6,566
NBC National Heads-Up Championship 2009
$ 20,000 No Limit Hold'em9th$25,000
2009 Southern Poker Championship
$ 500 Pot Limit Omaha12th$3,364
2008 World Series of Poker
$ 50,000 H.O.R.S.E.3rd$781,440
$ 10,000 World Championship Heads Up No Limit Hold'em18th$21,657
$ 5,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball4th$156,151
$ 1,500 Limit Hold'em10th$14,775
$ 5,000 Limit/No Limit Hold'em1st$374,505
Sixth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic - WPT World Championship
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em5th$37,920
Bay 101 Shooting Stars
$ 9,600 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event40th$10,000
2008 Borgata Winter Open - WPT
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em5th$79,800
2008 Aussie Millions
A$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event73rd15,000 AUD
2008 Gold Strike World Poker Open
$ 10,000 WPT Championship Event24th$12,060
Poker After Dark III
$ 20,000 Week 2 - "19th Hole"5th
2007 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 15,000 Doyle Brunson Classic - No Limit Hold'em10th$115,630
World Series Of Poker - Europe
£ 10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em26th£30,770
2007 World Series of Poker
$ 1,500 Pot Limit Omaha10th$21,054
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed20th$12,468
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em - Shootout8th$12,899
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em109th$5,115
Poker After Dark II
$ 20,000 Week 15 - WPT Multiple Winners5th
Mirage Poker Showdown
$ 5,000 Heads Up Event5th$12,416
Bellagio Weekly Tournaments - Apr 2007
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em3rd$7,945
Fifth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em8th$18,345
World Poker Challenge
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event10th$25,061
2007 Aussie Millions
A$ 100,000 $100,000 Hold'em Event1st1,000,000 AUD
Poker After Dark
$ 20,000 Week 86th
FullTiltPoker.Net Championship
No Limit Hold'em6th$25,000
2006 Legends of Poker
$ 9,700 WPT Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em34th$17,745
2006 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em2nd$357,435
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em22nd$19,286
$ 2,500 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em31st$8,528
$ 1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em89th$2,256
$120,000 Full Tilt Poker Pro Showdown
$ 120,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$600,000
The Mirage Poker Showdown
$ 7,500 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em8th$18,624
Fourth Annual Five-Star World Poker Classic
$ 25,000 WPT Championship - No Limit Hold'em94th$43,935
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$261,555
Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament Season 3
Final 16 - Group C - Match 22nd
Final 16 - Group C - Match 14th
Heat 174th
Heat 133rd
Heat 111st$10,000
Heat 83rd
Heat 42nd
2006 Borgata Winter Open - WPT
$ 9,700 WPT Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em3rd$282,721
2005 Borgata Poker Open - WPT
$ 9,700 Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em29th$14,987
Ultimate Poker Challenge
$ 10,000 Main Event - No Limit Hold'em12th$11,000
2005 World Series of Poker
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout9th$20,450
2005 Mirage Poker Showdown
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em4th$33,435
Third Annual Five-Star World Poker Classic
PPT No Limit Hold'em Final6th$25,000 Million IV
$ 10,000 WPT Event - Limit Hold'em11th$58,648
2005 L.A. Poker Classic
PPT - No Limit Hold'em1st$225,000
$ 9,603 Main Event - No Limit Hold'em Championship5th$206,657
2005 WSOP Circuit Tournaments - Atlantic City
$ 9,500 Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em2nd$430,521
2005 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$ 7,800 WPT Main Event - No Limit Hold'em21st$17,300
The Gaming Club World Poker Championship (Pot Limit Hold'em)
€ 5,710 Episode 22nd
2004 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split World Championship6th$28,440
$ 2,000 Pot Limit Omaha17th$5,700
$ 2,000 No-Limit Hold'em10th$16,880
2004 Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic/WPT Championship
$ 2,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo6th$9,215
2004 - Million III Limit Hold'em
$ 7,000 Limit Hold'em Championship Final Day1st$1,000,000
2003 World Poker Finals
$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em WPT Event19th$23,475
2003 Poker Classic II
$ 4,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship Final Day - WPT1st$500,000
2003 Orleans Open
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event2nd$42,835
Summer Tournament 2003
€ 10,000 Grand Prix de Paris / WPT5th€53,600
Festa al Lago
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event15th$7,031
2003 World Series of Poker
$ 3,000 Pot Limit Hold'em6th$21,280
2003 Party Poker Million II
$ 5,000 Limit Hold'em7th$35,180
2003 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 1,500 Limit Hold'em Championship24th$7,415
Bellagio Five Diamond Poker Classic - 2002
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event1st$228,192
2002 Four Queens Poker Classic
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em4th$5,450
Bellagio High Buy-in Tournament Series
$ 3,100 No Limit Hold'em11th$4,784
Battle of the Bay 2000
$ 100 Seven Card Stud5th$1,150
Wild Wild West
$ 100 Limit Hold'em1st$7,300
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