Erick A. Lindgren
(born August 11, 1976 in Burney, California
) is an American
player. He has won two World Poker Tour (WPT) titles, one World Series of Poker bracelet, and more than seven million dollars in tournament earnings during his poker career.
He won his first major tournament at the Bellagio
in 2002 and followed that up with his first World Poker Tour
(WPT) win ten months later. 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 of Poker
Circuit Event in Atlantic City
. In February
, he finished 5th in the WPT LA
Poker Classic and just a week later, he won the second Professional Poker Tour
tournament, also in LA.
In January 2006 he made another WPT final table, finishing 3rd at the 2006 Borgata Winter Poker Open.
In June 2006, Lindgren won the $600,000 first prize in the FullTiltPoker.net Poker Pro Showdown event, outlasting Mike Matusow
, Clonie Gowen
, Erik Seidel
, John Juanda
, Chris Ferguson
and Phil Ivey
. Lindgren's winning hand came in the first hand of heads-up play when his defeated Matusow's on a board of .
In January 2007, Lindgren won A$
1 million after beating 17 other 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... Read More