Erick Lindgren is an American poker player. During his career he has won two World Poker Tour titles and two World Series of Poker bracelets.
In 2008, Lindgren won the WSOP Player of the Year title.
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.
Erick Lindgren on the World Poker Tour
In the final month of 2002, Lindgren won the Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic. A little under a year later, he grab another win when he captured the title at the WPT’s Ultimate Poker Classic.
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.
In 2013, Lindgren finished second to Chino Rheem in the World Poker Tour Championship for $650,275
Erick Lindgren at the World Series of Poker
Lindgren first cashed at the World Series of Poker in 2003. The closest he came to a bracelet during his early years at the WSOP was in 2006, 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 win his first bracelet 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.
Lindgren would cash 12 times at the WSOP between 2009 and 2012 before capturing a second WSOP bracelet in 2013, winning Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed) for $606,317.
Erick Lindgren WSOP Bracelets
|2008||Event #4: $5,000 Mixed Limit/No-Limit Hold'em||$374,505|
|2013||Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed||$606,317|
WSOP Player of the Year Winners