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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