Hometown: Los Angeles
Country of Origin: United States
Born in South Africa, Eric Hershler moved to L.A. many years ago and began his career as a lawyer. Not until 2006 did Hershler decide to try his hand at tournament poker.
However, he made the most of his initial efforts, winning the first $10,000 buy-in event that he played, the 2007 LA Poker Classic. For winning, Hershler earned nearly $2,500,000.