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The Scoop -- Erica Schoenberg

by The Scoop |  Published: Jun 22, 2009


Erica Schoenberg began cashing in major tournaments in 2006, and already has accumulated more than $720,000 in lifetime tournament winnings. Although it wasn’t until meeting her fiancé, David Benefield, that she got heavily involved in poker, she had gotten a start in gambling much earlier. She recently sat down with Adam and Diego to talk about it. Diego Cordovez: I read somewhere that blackjack was kind of your introduction to gambling that evolved into poker. Was blackjack something that you saw as a way to make money pretty quickly? How did that come about? Erica Schoenberg: You know, it was about the money. I’m not going to lie, it was about the dollar bills [laughing]. Money is good, but I was also trying to find my way. I was in my mid-20s, and had kind of been doing a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and I ...

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