Erick Lindgren, a former Full Tilt pro and 2008's WSOP Player of The Year, has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in thee years. According to Blomberg Business, Lindgren owes over $8 million and listed assets of less than $50,000 in Chapter 11 papers on Tuesday in U.S. Bakruptcy Court in Las Vegas.
In 2012, former Full Tilt Poker owner Howard Lederer revealed to PokerNews that former Full Tilt Poker Pro Erick Lindgren owed the company $2 million dollars. Lederer said that Lindgren received a double-credited $2 million loan in April 2011 by mistake, but the two-time WPT and WSOP champion never gave the extra $2 million received.
A big congratulations to Joe Cada, the winner of Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship. The 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event champion bested a field of 264 runners to win his second bracelet and $670,941 in prize money! Many people have doubted that Cada was a serious player, but this win has most probably silenced some of the critics!
The third day of Event #55: The Poker Players Championship ($50,000 buy-in) is in the books. Don Nguyen (picture), from USA, will lead the remaining 26 players to Day 4 of the tournament. He will be joined by big names such as Jonathan Duhamel, David Benyamine, Joe Hachem, John Juanda, Erick Lindgren and Huck Seed.
When the remaining field of 26 has been narrowed down to 16 during Day 4, then all players will be guaranteed a minimum payday of $111,893 - with the chance of laying hands on the first prize of $1,774,089 and the coveted gold bracelet!
We will be back with another brief update tomorrow!
Just a few minutes ago, American poker pro Erick Lindgren (a well-known figure from the classic televised cash game High Stakes Poker) took down Event #32: No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed) after a very interesting heads-up against Lee Markholt, who was looking to win his first bracelet.
Lindgren brought a massive lead to heads-up play, but Markholt gave him a good fight. It didn't take long before Markholt doubled up with a flopped straight vs KK of Lindgren. After that he went on a winning streak to bring the stacks to about even. However, Lindgren never let go of the lead and proved too strong for Markholt who received $374,960 for finishing runner-up after losing several big pots. Lindgren received $606,317 in prize money and now has 2 WSOP bracelets under his belt!
The 2013 WPT World Championship main event ($25,000) concluded early Saturday morning with David "Chino" Rheem, who entered the final table with a big lead, defeating Erik Lindgren heads-up for an incredible first prize of $1,150,297. It was Rheem's second World Poker Tour title (His first victory came at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Season VII) and now he has over $7 million in live tournament winnings.
Final Table Results: 1: Chino Rheem - $1,150,297 2: Erick Lindgren - $650,275 3: Jonathan Roy - $421,800 4: Matt Hyman - $289,988 5: Brandon Steven - $223,203 6: David Peters - $173,993
Chino Rheem entered Day 4 21st in chips with 24 players remaining and he went on an incredible winning spree after the field reached the money to take the chip lead. Rheem, winner of the WPT Doyle Brunson Classic in 2008, has almost twice as much chips as any other finalist. He he will be joined by two-time WPT title winners Erick Lindgren and Daniel Negreanu on the final table. Negreanu only has 545k to work with, but Erick Lindgren has 2.5 million and is second in chips. In total, 5 of 8 finalists already have their names engraved on the WPT Championship Cup trophy: Daniel Negreanu, Erick Lindgren, Rocco Palumbo, Chino Rheem and Jonathan Roy.
A total of 146 players signed up for the 2013 World Poker Tour World Championship. The tournament kicked off last Saturday at Bellagio in Las Vegas and now, after two days of play, there are 66 players left. Mike Linster will bring the largest stack (744,000) to the tables tonight and Dan Shak (617,300) and Antonio Esfandiari (536,100) are ranked second and third.
Apart from Linster, Shak and Esfandiari, there are quite a few poker stars alive and kicking, including Jake Cody (Day 2's Players of The Day) Phil Hellmuth (307k), Matt Salsberg (130k), Erick Lindgren (124k), Daniel Negreanu (124), Jason Mercier (109k) and Scotty Nguyen (81k).The money bubble will burst when 15 players remain ($49,210 minimum cash); the winner will take home an incredible $1,150,297!
Yesterday, Larry Wright, a part-time poker player and retired businessman from McQueeney, Texas, that has been coming to the World Series since the 70s, won the Deuce-to-Seven Draw Lowball (No-Limit) Championship and received his very first gold bracelet and $101,975 in prize money (the biggest cash of his entire poker career).
Wright overcame a field of 285 players during the three-day period that the tournament was played. The final table included a very strong lineup - including 4 former World Series of Poker champions: Brandon Cantu (runner up), Michael Mizrachi (4th), Rep Porter (6th), and Erick Lindgren (5th).
Day 6 of the 2011 WSOP Main Event came to an end about 1 hour ago. Left are now only 57 players that will return to play Day 7 tomorrow. The current chip leader is Ryan Lenaghan with with almost 13 million in chips. In second place is Ben Lamb with almost 10 million chips, followed by 3 players with about 7-8 million chips (Matt Giannetti, Andrey Pateychuk & Phil Collins).
Notable names to survive play today include David Bach, Lars Bonding, Erick Lindgren, Sam Barhard and Team PokerStars Pros Sebastian Ruthenberg and Tony Hachem.
8 of the remaining players will become millionaires and one will become the World Champion and receive the coveted gold bracelet! We will return with an update as soon as day 7 is over. Stay tuned!
Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Main Event came to and end about half an hour ago. Out of the 1,864 players that started the day, "only" 900 players will return to play Day 4 tomorrow. In the lead are two americans - Patrick Poirier with 1,328,000 chips and Daryl Jace with 1,282,500. Sebastian Ruthenberg, from the UK, is the biggest name in the very top of the remaining field of players. Ruthenberg, who has 1 WSOP bracelet and 1 EPT title, played fantastic poker during Day 3 and has accumulated 889,000 chips and is in 6th place at the moment.
Apart from Ruthenberg, there are many big names with plenty of chips left (just to mention a few) - JP Kelly (33rd place - 492k), Ben Lamb (37th place - 450k), Erick Lindgren (64th place 355k), Tony Hachem (65th place - 355k), Allen Cunningham (87th place - 274k), Freddy Deeb (265k), Sorel Mizzi (93rd place - 250k), Jake Cody (95th place - 250k).
Erick Lindgren and Erica Schoenberg got married on May 29th in Santa Barbara, California. Many of poker's biggest names, including Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth, attended the event! However, it remains unclear whether David Benyamine (Erica Schoenberg's ex-boyfriend) was there to congratulate them.
Many poker pros wrote about the wedding on twitter:
Phil Hellmuth: "Driving to Santa Barbara w wifey for @edogpoker (Erick Lindgren) and @thehitwoman (Erica Schoenberg) Sunday wedding, then taking car to WSOP"
The WPT Super High Roller was the first-ever event with a $100,000 buy-in in the U.S, and the turnout was a huge success! Not less than 29 players entered the tournament and made it one of the most interesting & thrilling tournaments in WPT history.
Bonomo, Rajkumar, Negreanu, Lindgren and Seidel made it to the final table after several hours of play. Of these players, Erik Seidel and Erick Lindgren ended up playing heads-up. However, during level 20, both players decided to take a break and continue the day after (Friday).
Erick Lindgren and Erik Seidel are the last 2 players in the WPT World Championship Super High Roller event at Bellagio in Las Vegas. Yesterday, during level 20, tournament director Jack McClelland gave Seidel and Lindgren the option to play it out or take a break and continue the day after. Both players agreed that they would prefer to take a break.
Today at 12:30pm the heads-up will resume. It will for sure be a very thrilling match to follow since both players are extremely good and have plenty of chips to gamble with. And of course the first place prize of $1,092,780 adds to the thrill!
Here are the chip stacks they will be returning to: Erik Seidel - 7,120,000 (71 BBs) Erick Lindgren - 4,480,000 (45 BBs)
After some live rock music, some confetti and Joe Hachem saying the classic words "shuffle up and deal", the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event kicked off yesterday at the Crown Poker Room in Melbourne, Australia. The Day 1a field consisted of 209 players and many of them were big names in poker. After 5 levels of poker, 209 players had become 117 and the tournament crew called it a day. In the lead was Erick Lindgren with 186k, on third place Patrik Antonius with 176,500, and close behind him Carter Phillps with 162,500 chips.
Day 1b is being played at the moment. In the top of the field are notables such as Jeffrey Lisandro in 6th place with 65k and Gavin Griffin in 8th place with 63k. We will return with an update as soon as Day 1b comes to and end.