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Erick Lindgren was born on August 11, 1976 in Burney, California. He holds one World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet and two World Poker Tour (WPT) titles. He is also known by his nickname "E-Dog" and his hometown is Las Vegas, Nevada.
He is a great poker player and it appears that he knew what he was doing when he decided to become a professional player. He had only one steady job in his life and that was as a blackjack dealer when he was 19 years old. After blackjack came poker and the success.
Lindgren's first big win in a tournament was in 2002 at the Bellagio. Ten months afterwards, he also won his first WPT title. His winning momentum got stronger and only six months later, he won the WPT PartyPoker Million III and took home the first prize of $1,000,000. In 2004, he won the WPT player of the year award.
2005 was also a good year for poker, as in January he came in second in the WSOP Circuit event which was held in Atlantic City, and in February he came in 5th in the WPT L.A. Poker Classic. Only a week after that, he won his second Professional Poker Tour (PPT) event that was held also in Los Angeles.
In 2006, he made it to the final table in the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open event and finished the tournament in 3rd place. Later that year, he took home $600,000 after winning the FullTiltPoker Poker Pro Showdown tournament, defeating professional poker players Clonie Gowen, Chris Ferguson, Mike Matusow, Erik Seidel, John Juanda and Phil Ivey. He won the tournament in heads-up play against Mike Matusow, when his A(c) K(c) defeated Matusow's A(h) J(c) when the board showed 6-6-9-A-3.
In 2007, he won the Aussie Millions tournament and grabbed AUD 1 million. He defeated 17 other players in this $100,000 buy-in tournament to win it and take home the first prize.
He published a book titled "World Poker Tour: Making the Final Table". The book is strategy guide for playing poker tournaments.
Erick Lindgren is actually a Swedish name. He was named this way because of his Swedish ancestry.
He is part of Team Full Tilt and in 2008 he won the FTOPS Event #9 at Full Tilt Poker, taking home more than $291,000.
In 2008, he won his first WSOP bracelet after winning the $5,000 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) event taking home $374,505, a shiny bracelet and on top of that, he was also named WSOP player of the year after making it in the money in five events and winning $1,348,528.
As of 2008, he has won over $7,300,000 in live tournaments only.
2008 - $5,000 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) - $374,505
2003 – Ultimate Poker Classic - $500,000
2004 – PartyPoker million - $1,000,000