Born in 1984, Eric Froehlich is a professional poker player based in Springfield, Virginia.
While at college, Froehlich began playing poker online and in a handful of tournaments. Since he never had a passion for college and knew there was money to be made at poker, he dropped out of the University of Virginia around April 2005 to become a poker pro. His parents were supportive since they knew how much money was being made by talented poker players.
In the first year he was old enough to play in the WSOP, in 2005, Froehlich won a bracelet in the $1,500 limit Texas hold 'em event, winning $361,910. This made him the youngest player ever to win a bracelet at the time (overtaken by Jeff Madsen in 2006).
Froehlich won a 2nd bracelet at the 2006 WSOP in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/rebuys event, winning $299,675. In 2009, he finished 4th in the WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals for $232,496.
As of 2009, He has 2 bracelets, 16 WSOP cashes and total live tournament winnings exceed $1,300,000.
Like many pro poker players, Froehlich was involved in Magic: The Gathering like his later friend, and fellow poker pro, David Williams.
HPG ADMIN on February 27, 2013