She is a former member of the famed MIT blackjack team – who were fictionalized in the movie, “21.” And Schoenberg played in both the World Series of Blackjack and on the Ultimate Blackjack Tour.Later she would jump on the poker bandwagon, but didn’t really make noise in the poker world until 2006, when she took 16th place in the 5 Star WPT $25K Championship, taking home just over $117,000.That success, (along with her looks), led to sponsorship opportunities with first Mansion poker, then later, Full Tilt. Broken: The Erick Lindgren Story. The two would go on to marry on May 29, 2011 in Santa Barbara, California. And with World Poker wins in Aruba and on the Party Poker Cruise, he became one of the most recognizable faces in the game. Later, (according to the excellent book by Michael Kaplan, “Aces and Kings,”) Lindgren would earn $160 per day working as a “prop.”In a sign of things to come, Lindgren told Kaplan that he had to borrow money to play after going “completely broke from betting on sports.” He later joined one of the first online poker sites, and his career took off from there, sometimes winning $40,000 in one month.Fittingly, a guy who loves to spend time at the poker table wound up finding love at the same place. )Schoenberg hails from Akron, Ohio. And here I’m talking about leaks in which you blow a million dollars of your poker winnings in one night by playing craps.Others famous name poker pros were equally un-relatable. Gambling appears to be in her blood.
With a friendly demeanor and pleasant table manner, yet killer poker instincts, Lindgren was sort of the poster boy for many of us normal, middle-aged red state males who dreamed of living the glamorous life of a successful, rich, and world-famous poker professional.That all came crashing down, thanks to a little posting on the popular poker forum 2+2, in which several posters called out Lindgren for not paying his fantasy football bets.Later, in a revealing interview with Bluff magazine, Lindgren admitted to his financial difficulties, blaming both his sports betting problem and the resulting loss of a monthly check from Full Tilt after It has been reported that Lindgren received a $250,000 check from Full Tilt every month, and that on one occasion he was given a $2 million dollar loan, which was accidently bumped to $4 million dollars. Schoenberg finished 4th.Late spring, early summer of 2007 marked an incredible run for Erica.In May, she won the 2007 Mandalay Bay Poker Championship, defeating 117 other players to take home the $105,875 first place prize.A month later, at the World Series of Poker, she made the final table of a donkament (slang for a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament). 0 Shares. For a man once labeled “Everybody’s All-American” the few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are usually jam-packed with trips to the mall to buy presents for the family, multiple trips up and down a ladder while putting Christmas lights on the house and then back to the mall so Junior can have his picture taken with Santa. He must like these large buy-in events, as he won the Aussie Millions $100,000 hold’em tournament in 2007 for nearly $800,000, as well as a $120,000 buy-in special Full Tilt Poker Pro showdown tournament held in He followed his 2011 Bellagio high roller second place finish two months later, with an impressive deep run in the 2011 WSOP Main Event, where he finished 43rd, bringing home $196,000. Speculation on His Net Worth,…Clonie Gowen Broke? A CardPlayer.com video from 2007 showed the couple at the luxurious mansion they shared in Henderson, Nevada.It was rumored, (and apparently true), that the David Benyamine and Erica Schoenberg split up in late summer of 2009.Sometime in the spring of 2010, Schoenberg began dating fellow Full Tilt Poker sponsored pro Eric Lindgren. You may have heard about this.
I know I watched, and looked forward to, every single episode of the World Poker Tour, which was then broadcast on the Travel Channel.This is how many of us got to know Lindgren, and whenever there was a big time tournament on TV, there was a good chance E-Dog was in the thick of the chase. He was probably the one player who genuinely seemed just like the rest of us.Let’s face it, none of us regular, white American males could fully relate to the Phil Iveys and Scotty Nguyens of the world.
It also led to an invitation to play in the nationally-televised WPT Ladies Night Out freeroll held at the Bicycle Casino in Las Vegas. Erica Schoenberg Lindgren (born March 25, 1978 in Akron, Ohio) is an American professional blackjack and poker player. However, the … Another one of poker’s brightest stars came crashing down to Earth after it was revealed that superstar Erick Lindgren (he of the $8.5 million in career tournament winnings), was going through bankruptcy and completely broke.Other than his friend, Daniel Negreanu, Lindgren is the only person to have been both the World Poker Tour’s Player of the Year (Season 2), and the World Series of Poker Player of the Year (2008).I’ll admit I was a serious E-Dog fanboy, back in the day.
However a final paragraph from the Bluff magazine was troubling for those of us rooting for E-Dog. When her husband was exposed on the 2+2 poker forum as reportedly owning first thousands in fantasy football debts, then millions in other sports betting debts, Erica didn’t seem to understand the gravity of the situation, or the scorn her husband had earned in the poker community.In a Tweet that was quickly deleted, Schoenberg wrote:“Just saw the thread on 2+2 about my man’s gambling debts. (Hasn’t that happened to you too? That is, assuming he didn’t stop by the Rio’s sports book first.Lindgren, of course, came from humble poker beginnings. Eric Lindgren had tweeted that it was the “happiest 24 hours of my life.” Of course, as we would later learn from his interview in Bluff magazine, Lindgren didn’t have the best of autumns when it came to his sports betting. And why not?
Disgraced poker pro Erick "E-Dog" Lindgren has filed for bankruptcy in Las Vegas having only been declared bankrupt three years ago.