7th All-Time WPT Money Leader $1,894,860WPT Player of the Year (Season Two)Three WPT Final Tables (Season Two)Two WPT Wins Eight cashes on the WPTWPT Champion Aruba Classic (Season Two)PartyPoker Million (Season Two)Won a PPT event in Los Angeles29th on All-time money list Five WSOP CashesWSOP Earnings$92,670Total Tournament Earnings: $1,791,302 (compiled by pokerpages.com)Cash Game Accomplishments:
The public often misjudges Erick as an online pro turned tournament player. Before internet poker even existed, Erick was a low limit prop in Northen California. Once internet poker was introduced, though, Erick went on a tear and is considered one of the most successful online poker players of all time. Erick has also played some high limit live poker on a limited basis.Best game:
Limit Hold'em- Having played countless hours online in the biggest games available, Erick is a hardened pro when it comes to limit hold'em. Whether it be heads up, short handed, or a ring game, Erick is a master in all facets of the game.Worst Game:
Seven Card Stud- The reason for this is likely that he doesn't have enough hours in the game. There is no reason to think that he wouldn't be an accomplished Stud player if he worked on it.Strengths:
Work ethic. Erick works very hard at the game and is always looking to improve his level of focus both in tournaments and online. Also his ability to exploit weaknesses in average to novice players that come from the online world, help him out a great deal in those large fields that we see today.Weaknesses:
Work ethic! Life's distractions often cut into Erick's relaxation time and have kept him from making a real splash at the WSOP thus far. Erick has to be considered possibly the best poker player in the world without a WSOP bracelet.Cash Games: 7 Tournaments: 8 Emotional Stability: 9 Heart: 7.5 Short Handed: 7.5 Ring Game: 8No Limit Hold'em: 8 Other notes:
While Erick was dissapointed once again with his results at the WSOP in 2005, he is still in the running for the 2005 Card Player of the Year.Erick is part of a strong young group of players in the game today that you'll be hearing from on a regular basis over the next 20 years or so!For more information on Erick, check out his website at www.ericklindgren.com.