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Poker Players - Erick Lindgren

Erick grew up in Northern California, where his competitive streak was honed playing sports. After high school he moved on to college, but dropped out of Butte Junior College in his second year there. He knew early on his livelihood was tied to gambling, but he started out as a blackjack dealer before he got serious about poker.

Twenty-seven years old and single, Erick now makes Las Vegas his home. When he's not playing poker he spends his time traveling, or playing golf and basketball. Also a movie-goer, his favorite movie is Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. He's had a lot less time for his hobbies recently because he's been on such a roll with poker.

With his tournament winnings totaling over 2 million, Erick has won three major tournaments since December 2002. The largest and most recent victory is his win at the Poker Million III, where he walked away with the million dollar top prize. He won the 2003 WPT event in Aruba and took home $500,000 for that win.

Erick considers his toughest opponents to be Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen, and Daniel Negreanu because of their incredible knowledge of the game and their aggressive style. He tries to improve his play by watching and playing against the best. Based on his recent results, it's a plan that seems to be working.

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