Erick Lindgren is one of the youngest poker pros in the circuit. He was born and raised in Burney, California on August 11, 1976. Lindgren has been very competitive since his high school days and has engaged in many sports activities. He was an excellent basketball and football player which gave him recognition for his sports prowess.
Lindgren knew that he belongs to the poker tables even before he became a pro. He didn't finish his college education in Butte Junior College and pursued his aspiration of being a poker player instead. Before hitting the professional circuit, Lindgren became a casino prop player and worked as a blackjack dealer.
Being a positive thinker with a bright future in hand, Lindgren became more focused on his poker career and works hard to improve his skills. He played poker or watched his colleagues on video to study their techniques. Lindgren regards Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey and Gus Hansen as his strongest opponents because of their aggressive playing style and experience as pros.
Lindgren was awarded as the Player of the Year during the second season of the World Poker Tour because of a victory and his participation in two of the tournament's final tables. Lindgren's many achievements include his total tournament earnings of $ 3.2 million, 10th place in the World Poker Tour All Time Money List and 32nd place in the All Time Money List. He also made it to the final tables 19 times during the course of his career.
Other World Poker Tour accomplishments of Erick Lindgren as a pro poker player are: 2nd place at the Party Poker Million where he took home $ 35,189 cash prize; 1st place at the Ultimate Power Classic with a grand prize of $ 500,000; 19th place at the World Poker Finals with $ 23,475 prize; 1st place at the Party Poker Million with a grand prize of $ 1 million; 5th place at the Grand Prix de Paris with a take-home prize of $ 60,439; 21st place at the Poker Stars' Caribbean Poker Adventure where Erick took home $ 17,300 in prize; 5th place at the LA Poker Classic event with $ 205,657 prize; 11th place at the Party Poker Million with $ 58,648 prize; 29th place at the Borgata Power Open with $ 14,987 cash prize.
Lindgren is also a pioneering member of FullTiltPoker.com and he's an endorser of Knob Creek Bourbon. He is also a featured poker pro, together with Daniel Negreanu, in Stacked which is a WPT video game. He has also released a book about the World Poker Tour.