Erick Lindgren Fans
Erick Lindgren is one of the poker stars who is set to take part in the ONYX poker series. The tournaments will take place in the United States, Europe and Asia. It will be broadcast in more than 20 languages and 40 countries with more information on that sure to come. With the players and talent sure to be in the fields, this will definitely be must-watch poker TV.
“I think it was just a matter of time [that something like this would be created],” said Patrik Antonius. “It’s been too many years that poker has been running the same cycle and it just needed to step a little bit further.”
Erick Lindgren lead the Aussie Event from the front on Day 1a. Erick Lindgren is the Day 1a overnight chip leader, finishing out the day with 186,000. He’s in good company, with some of his Team Full Tilt buddies also in the top ten. Patrik Antonius, bagging 176,500, finished the day third in chips, while Phil Ivey clocked in in seventh with 134,200. Full Tilt Poker Red Pro Erik Cajelais comes finished the day with 108,700, putting him in ninth on the chip leaderboard.
Erick Lindgren hosted a huge poker tournament of nearly $600,000 in prize money. The MiniFTOPS schedule features the same events as the regular FTOPS that concluded last month, but each buy-in is one-tenth of the price. The 11-day series still has $6 million in guaranteed prize money, including a $1 million guaranteed prize pool for the $70 buy-in Main Event on Sunday, December 19th. There is also a Two-Day $200 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament starting on Saturday, December 18th. That event, hosted by Erick Lindgren, has a $600,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Erick Lindgren is set to be part of the ‘Big Heat’ that will begin in January. Leading off the new season beginning on January 3, 2011 will be “Big Heat,” a $100,000 buy-in freezeout with $600,000 going to the winner. This match showcases six of poker’s biggest stars in John Juanda, Erick Lindgren, Phil Ivey, Huckleberry Seed, Tom Dwan, and Phil Galfond. Look for the action in both this match and in the “Idol” match to be especially intense with so much money on the line.
The Round 2 Matches began on Full Tilt Doubles Poker Championship with the likes of Erick Lindgren on-board. In Match #5, which spanned the first 30 minutes of the one-hour GSN show, Howard Lederer paired with Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond, Mike Matusow teamed with Phil Laak, Andy Bloch teamed with Annie Duke, and Erick Lindgren teamed with former World Poker Tour Championship winner David Chiu. Players alternate action by street and each team is allowed one time out to talk strategy.
Erick Lindgren is one of the many who are in touching distance to Alexander Gruibem. The current chip leader at the end of day 2 was Alexander Gruibem. The unknown player hails from Aachen, Germany, and holds 548,000 chips to hold the lead. Jason Somerville is his closet competitor, and both players are aiming for their first bracelets.
Erick Lindgren is still in with a chance in the WSOP $1500 buy-in Omaha hi-lo 8 or better.
After a day’s action the field was down to 297, with Oleg Shamardin heading the leader board, well ahead of Scott Epstein on 45,400, and Daniel Klein on 39,900.
81 players will cash from a prize pool of $1 104 300 in the competition.
Some of the better known names still in action are Jimmy Fricke, Jeff Madsen, Erick Lindgren and Todd Brunson, but among those falling by the wayside were Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu, Bill Chen, Matt Savage and Tony G.