Erick Lindgren

Erick Lindgren
GPI rank: 79960
WSOP Bracelets: 2
WPT Wins: 2
Total Live Earnings: $10,564,832
Nationality:
United States United States
Nickname: E-Dog
Last seen on: 2021 World Series of Poker

Biography

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.

Biography

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

YearEventPayout (USD)
2008Event #4: $5,000 Mixed Limit/No-Limit Hold'em$374,505
2013Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed$606,317

WSOP Player of the Year Winners

YearPlayerBraceletsCashes
2004Daniel Negreanu1$346,280
2005Allen Cunningham1$1,007,115
2006Jeff Madsen2$1,467,852
2007Tom Schneider2$416,829
2008Erick Lindgren1$1,358,528
2009Jeff Lisandro3$807,521
2010Frank Kassela2$1,255,314
2011Ben Lamb1$5,352,970
2012Greg Merson2$9,785,354
2013Daniel Negreanu2$1,954,054
2014George Danzer3$878,933
2015Mike Gorodinsky1$1,766,487
2016Jason Mercier2$960,424
2017Chris Ferguson1$428,423
2018Shaun Deeb2$2,545,623
2019Robert Campbell2$750,844
2020Not awarded  
2021Josh Arieh2$1,194,061

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #38: $600 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
86th $1,860
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #75: $1,000+111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
834th $1,586
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
57th $3,795
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $1,500 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em
98th $3,245
2014 World Series of Poker
$25,300 Big One for One Drop Satellite
1st $1,000,000
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
13th $11,957
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship
5th $129,192
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em
388th $5,384
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
1st $606,317
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $3,000 No Limit Hold'em (Mixed Max)
45th $6,475
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
19th $13,260
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
102nd $4,183
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
219th $2,335
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
49th $5,557
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 49: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em
11th $14,477
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 30: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball
5th $19,676
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
43rd $196,174
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha / Six Handed
17th $23,519
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
241st $3,153
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #9: Aussie Millions Main Event
33rd 30,000 AUD
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
6th $82,303
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
191st $3,114
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 40 - $10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Omaha
27th $25,817
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 19 - $2,500 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em
29th $11,839
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 8 - $2,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw
20th $4,094
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 3 - $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better
34th $6,566
2009 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship
$20,000 Heads-up Championship
14th $25,000
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 45 - $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship
3rd $781,440
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 25 - $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em World Championship
18th $21,657
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 18 - $5,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw w/ Rebuys
4th $156,151
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 12 - $1,500 Limit Hold'em
10th $14,774
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 4 - $5,000 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No Limit)
1st $374,505
2008 Aussie Millions
Event 12 - $10,500 Aussie Millions Main Event
73rd 15,000 AUD
2007 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE)
Event 3 - £10,000 No-Limit Holdem Main Event
26th £30,770
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 33 - $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/ rebuys
10th $21,054
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 30 - $2,500 No Limit Holdem 6 Handed
20th $12,468
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 21 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem Shootout
8th $12,899
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 3 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem
109th $5,115
2007 Aussie Millions Crown Casino Poker Championship
Event 8 - $100,500 No Limit Holdem
1st $1,000,000

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