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World Series of Poker -- Erick Lindgren Wins $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Lindgren Continues Hot Streak By Winning His Second Career Bracelet and $606,317


Erick LindgrenDon’t call it a comeback? Perhaps we should.

Erick Lindgren continued his hot streak on Thursday night, winning event no. 32, a $5,000 six-handed no-limit hold’em tournament at the 2013 World Series of Poker. For his victory, Lindgren earned his second career WSOP gold bracelet, a $606,317 first-place prize and emphatically let the poker world that he was back in a big way.

Outside of his marriage to fellow poker pro Erica Schoenberg and the birth of his son, Lindgren’s last couple years have been filled with anxiety. Black Friday ended a very lucrative source of income from Full Tilt Poker and there were reports of seven-figure debts. Lindgren even checked into a rehabilitation facility to work on his gambling addiction.

However, things seem to be finally turning around for the 36-year-old California native.

“I was at the top of the game once and took some things for granted,” said Lindgren. “I had to rebuild from the bottom. It was that kind of hard work, like playing in small games or smaller tournaments. I just worked as hard as I could. I got my game back to where it needed to be and that’s why I am here today.”

This was Lindgren’s fourth final table of the year. In May, he finished third and first in a couple of preliminary events at the Five Star World Poker Classic. He then followed that up with a runner-up finish in the WPT Championship, a score worth $650,275.

All together, Lindgren has earned $1,305,772 on the tournament circuit this year and has racked up 2,800 Card Player Player of the Year points, enough to put him in fourth place overall.

Overshadowed by Lindgren’s win was a stacked final table that included Ryan D’Angelo, Connor Drinan, Jonathan Little and eventual runner-up Lee Markholt.

Here’s a look at the final table results.

Place Player Name Payout POY Points
1 Erick Lindgren $606,317 1,680
2 Lee Markholt $374,960 1,400
3 Jonathan Little $238,833 1,120
4 Connor Drinan $157,274 840
5 Vasile Buboi $106,830 700
6 Ryan D’Angelo $74,768 560

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Photo credit: Eddie Malluk/WSOP



over 9 years ago

good for him, in my eyes hes a good guy who got over his head in a profession where over doing it is mundane. i dont know eric, but id bet dollars to donuts hes making good on any debt he has. i doubt hed screw over anyone and it seems betting sports caught up with him. i like him and wish him continued success. if youre looking for a poker villain, eric lindgren isnt it!


over 9 years ago

Sobriety pays well -Gl to him in all of his events


over 9 years ago

Glad to see him doing well. We all make mistakes but no matter who you are if eric puts his mind to the game not many people can keep up. good job and I hope that you continue winning.


over 9 years ago

Poor Guy doesn't have his Full Tilt Ponzi scheme salary and people feel bad for the guy. If he was a real winner he would give all his salary back he made from Full Tilt to any person he plays with that got screwed from the scheme. A real man would calculate what Full Tilt paid him over the years and use his WSOP winnings equal to that and pay off anyone who confronts him with proof of what they got screwed out of.


over 9 years ago

Of course you would do this, if you were in his position?

In life you are either doing the screwing or you are being screwed. I'm sorry you haven't yet got your money back from FTP. However you were not forced to play there, hence you ultimately only have yourself to blame for being screwed.

The Voice of Reason has spoken, and has spoken damn well.


over 9 years ago

What a stupid azzhat thing to say. Your logic is rediculous. In your view: anyone who gets stolen from deserves it. Ever read the law dumbazz?


over 9 years ago

Ya he's definitely paying back the money he owes by filing for bankruptcy and citing many of the debts he owes on the paperwork.