With over $7M in career live tournament cashes, one World Series of Poker bracelet, and two World Poker Tour titles, there is no doubt that Erick Lindgren is among the most formidable tournament poker players
on the circuit. Erick Lindgren was named WPT Player of the Year in 2004, and WSOP Player of the Year in 2008.
Born in the small California town of Burney in 1976, Erick Lindgren was an athletic youth with aspirations of playing professional sports. However, Erick discovered in junior college that playing poker could fulfill both his competitive nature and financial needs, eventually leaving college to devote his time to cash games and a prop player job at the local casino. At home, Lindgren further developed his skills playing online poker.
After a few cashes in smaller tournaments, Erick Lindgren scored his first major win at the Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $228K at the end of 2002. In 2003, Lindgren won his first WPT title at the Ultimate Poker Classic and $500K, along with numerous cashes in a variety of other WPT tournaments.
Less than 6 months after claiming his first WPT title, Erick Lindgren duplicated the triumph at the PartyPoker Million for his second WPT title, and that same year he was named WPT Player of the Year. By then end of 2010, Erick Lindgren had cashed 16 times in WPT events for $2,423,847 in career earnings that included 5 WPT final tables.
Throughout 2005 and 2006 Erick Lindgren continued to land a respectable profit with multiple tournament finishes, including a first place win in the PPT No Limit Hold'em $500K Freeroll, second in the WSOP Circuit Main Event, third at the Borgata Winter Open WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship, and second at the WSOP No Limit Hold'em Short Handed event. Kicking off 2007 with a first place victory in the Aussie Millions No Limit Hold'em $100K event, Lindgren saw six more final tables before the year was up.
Seizing his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2008 at the $5,000 Mixed Hold'em Limit/No Limit event, Erick Lindgren added another $374,505 to his career earnings. Erick reached three other final tables in the WSOP that year, including an impressive 3rd place in the HORSE World Championship, attached to a prize of $781K.
Also in 2008, Erick Lindgren became the first Team Full Tilt member to win their hosted FTOPS event. Out of 5,600 participants, Erick Lindgren took first place in the online poker tournament
, winning $291K.
Erick Lindgren can often be found playing online poker
in his spare time at Full Tilt Poker, or making outrageous prop bets with other poker pros.