Born in 1978 in Akron, Ohio, Erica Schoenberg is a professional blackjack and poker player.
Currently residing in Las Vegas, she moved to Los Angeles after she was done with college, in order to work on a career in acting and modeling. While working on a show by GSN about the World Series of Blackjack, she met some of the members of the famous MIT blackjack team who then trained her to play professional blackjack. She was introduced to the game of poker after she got another invitation from GSN about a poker show. She has gone on to compete in the World Series of Blackjack and also competed in the Ultimate Blackjack Tour, a televised 10-week series that aired on CBS.
As far as poker goes, Schoenberg has 6 WSOP cashes (no bracelets) and total WSOP earnings of $280,638. Her best WSOP finish, by far, was her 3rd place finish in the 2007 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event where she won $261,646.
She has 5 WPT cashes (no final tables), with her best finish being a 16th place in a 2006 event where she won $117,165. The WPT then invited her to participate in the Ladies Night event in 2006, where she finished fourth.
In 2007, she won the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Mandalay Bay Poker Championship, earning $105,875. As of 2008, her total live poker tournament winnings exceed $630,000.
Schoenberg has a sponsorship agreement with Full Tilt Poker and is involved with high-stakes poker player David Benyamine, who is her mentor.
HPG ADMIN on February 27, 2013