Erick Lindgren

Nicknamed "E-Dog", Erick Lindgren is one of the most talented and accomplished professional poker players around today.

Born in 1976 in California, Erick was introduced to poker when he became a casino dealer. His poker playing career began when he got a job as a prop player for a casino. During his time as a prop player, he worked on his game and got advice from better players.

He won his first major tournament at the Bellagio in 2002, earning $ 228,192.

During season 2 of the WPT he won his first WPT in the Ultimate Poker Classic, earning $500,000 and won another WPT title later in the same season at the PartyPoker Million tournament for $1,000,000. He was named the WPT player of the year for their 2nd season.

In January 2005, he finished 2nd a WSOP Circuit Event in Atlantic City for $430,521. Then in February, he finished 5th in the WPT LA Poker Classic for $206,657. Then just a week later, he came in 2nd in a Professional Poker Tour tournament for $ 225,000.

In January 2006 he made another WPT final table, finishing 3rd at the 2006 Borgata Winter Poker Open, earning $282,721.

In June 2006, Lindgren won the $600,000 1st prize in the Poker Pro Showdown event, outlasting Mike Matusow, Clonie Gowen, Erik Seidel, John Juanda, Chris Ferguson and Phil Ivey. Also in 2006, he came in 2nd at the $5,000 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em WSOP event, earning $ 357,435.

In January 2007, Lindgren won AUD 1,000,000 ($ 795,279) winning the $100,000 hold 'em event at the Aussie Millions.

In February 2008, Lindgren hosted "FTOPS Event #9", one of Full Tilt's large buy-in tournaments. The tournament had over 5,600 entrants, and Lindgren won the tournament becoming the first Full Tilt pro to win an FTOPS event that they hosted. He won over $291,000.

On June 5, 2008 Erick defeated Justin Bonomo during heads-up play in the $5,000 mixed no-limit/limit Texas Holdem event at the 2008 WSOP for his first WSOP bracelet. He also came in 3rd in the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, earning $781,440. He was named WSOP player of the year with 5 total cashes, and over $1.3 million in prize money.

In 2007, Lindgren won a $350,000 prop bet with Gavin Smith, Phil Ivey and others by managing to play four consecutive rounds of golf at a golf course in Las Vegas between sunrise and sunset. He had to carry his own bags and shoot under 100 in each of the four rounds. Temperatures reached 106 degrees and symptoms of heat exhaustion set in, but Erick won the bet and reportedly lost 12 pounds during the bet.

Lindgren is the author of the book, "World Poker Tour: Making the Final Table", which focuses on strategy for poker tournaments.

As of 2009, Lindgren has 1 WSOP bracelet, 23 WSOP cashes (all from 2003 to 2009) and live tournament winnings that exceed $7,300,000. He is a member of "Team Full Tilt" at Full Tilt Poker. Like many poker players, Erick now resides in Las Vegas in order to play in the major events.


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the dude can play but what a condescending jerk lol keep hanging on Daniels coattails Elbini-dog,,golf more,get some sun

headlessman1964 on December 31, 2006

go E dog

alan on July 12, 2006

A key member of the esteemed California Poker Crew (even better than Dutch's). He, Daniel Negraneau, Antonio the Magician, Gus Hansen, Gabriel Thaler, Phil Laak, John Juanda, etc - watch out poker world! They're all gonna take you by STORM!

Unregistered on March 16, 2006

You are right this guy is a total jerk.

Unregistered on August 30, 2005

Ever since i saw Lindgren play in the Circuit event on ESPN, where he came across as an arrogant asshole, I haven't liked him. It doesn't take a genius to say that you think a guy has K-Q when he flips over his cards and has K-Q. It's easy to call out another's cards when you see then. And every time he said "I Just wanted to gamble, I wanted to punch him in his 2 inch small ass cock. Go to hell Erick

Unregistered on August 9, 2005

i still have draw i call

maosy tran on August 4, 2005

Great player, and seems to be a nice guy, based on live audio on

dlo96 on July 15, 2005

not alott of people know him

Unregistered on July 11, 2005

i hate to say this but come on erick won two tournaments but daniel won the wsop and the wpt and daniel can read erick easyly

Unregistered on July 11, 2005

Check out The Players in the July 11 & 18 issue of New Yorker for a rundown on Negeanu, Harman, Lindgren et al.

Tokyo Mo-rose on July 10, 2005

this man is no fluke. He is a solid pro.

JetsFan315 on July 6, 2005

is one of the best Scandinavian players out there. This guy ain't american. He's totally swedish. Americans aren't this goot at poker. Just joking.

Erik Lindgren on June 23, 2005

Hey, that's a picture of me playing at Larry Flynt's club! Erick Lindgren stole my face!

gozo on May 28, 2005

didnt know the guy personally but knew him by face as a prop player at casino san pablo where bill gazes and dennis waterman used to play also all great players continued sucess to them

tm3545 on April 11, 2005

Way To Go, Erick!! We're Fans In Minnesota And Wish You The Best! We Look Forward To Watching You On The Wpt!! Hope To See You In Las Vegas Someday!

MN JUNE BUG on February 22, 2005

Lots of respect for Erick here. Great player, classy guy.

Quadfours on February 18, 2005

I Think You Are One Of The Best Players Out There Now And I Also Think This Is Going To Be Your Year! Good Luck.

flippinidiot2003 on November 23, 2004

Great poker player and a hottie!!!!!

Unregistered on November 3, 2004

I have only been playing poker hold'em for 3 months now but when and what i watch on tv this guy is excellent and quiet until people pick at them then he sets them straight the first turny i seen he wipped the table clean in less than 1 hour he is excellent

kingfuzzynuts on October 17, 2004

E-DOG, this guy is awesome, how can you say anything bad about him hes never done anything wrong, not even once have i seen make a bad play, good player

pocket7s on September 27, 2004

YATTA YATTA - First, no way you could get to Erik's level in 1 year. Daniel may be at the top, but Erik can certainly hang with him. Erik beat him heads up at the PPM III, and took down the $1M first prize. He played well, and on that day, had Daniel scratchin' his head. You'll see more of Erik.

Morgan on August 31, 2004

Erick, sorry for misspelling your name bud.

Morgan on August 31, 2004

WPT Player of the Year... what else do you need to know

Chuck Rock on July 22, 2004

I Saw Him Playing Negreanu He Looked Befuddled Confused And Completely Overmatched(as Would I Negreanu Is Probably The Worlds Top Player At This Point) He Is A Solid Player No More No Less In 1 Yr Ill Be As Good As Him With Hard Work And Studying

YATTA YATTA on July 14, 2004

Not even close to being that good? He was player of the year! The dude won over 2 million, what more do you want?

herman007 on July 13, 2004

please hes not even that close to being that good but hes is good. take it easy stop kissen ass and be your own player.

got u beat on July 12, 2004

I think Erick is probely the best poker player there ever was, & ever will be!

mason on July 11, 2004

The man has earned over two million bucks this year by winning two majors and making the final table at several other tournaments, including Omaha at the WSOP. This guy is very, very dangerous and I wouldn't underestimate him.Let's have beer at Sierra Nevada next tine your in Chico, Erick.

herman007 on June 27, 2004

he's not very good he's just been real lucky

pro on June 25, 2004

solid player, i not kill

ikillwhitepeople on June 24, 2004

i guess everyone thats been on tv in a WPT event gets on here now?

Tryla on June 21, 2004

He is a top tourney pro you fool.

Tracker on June 21, 2004

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