In 2008, Erick Lindgren recorded five cashes including first, third and fourth place finishes, en route to earning Player of the Year honors. By those standards, he's cooled off in the time since, recording 17 cashes, but just two final table appearances.
In recent years, things have started to fall back into place for the World Series of Poker winner. He married fellow pro Erica Schoenberg and together they had their first child. The WSOP cashes kept coming, and it seemed it was only a matter of time before he'd be back in the winner's circle.
Indeed, that time came for Lindgren in Event 32, a $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em tournament. Lindgren outlasted a tough, pro-heavy field to earn $606,317 and, of course, his second gold bracelet.
Lingren's WSOP resume now boasts two bracelets, 36 cashes and more than $3.4 million in career earnings. Needless to say, it wouldn't be surprising to see him don bracelet number three sooner rather than later.
With the win, Lindgren became the third former Player of the Year to win a gold bracelet in 2013. The 2004 winner, Daniel Negreanu won the WSOP APAC Main Event, while 2007 POY Tom Schneider has won two bracelets already this summer.
The $5,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em event drew a positively stacked field of 516 players and generated a prize pool of $2,425,200. The top 54 players each earned a payday of $9,240. Notables who made the money, but missed out on the final table were Matt Glantz (50th), Eric Froehlich (49th), Brock Parker (48th), Justin Smith (22nd), Matthew Waxman (20th), Max Steinberg (15th), Dan Smith (11th), Allen Bari (9th), and Andrew Robl, who bubbled the final table in seventh place.The final table featured no soft spots, not to mention a combined eight figures in career tournament earnings. However, despite the rock solid line-up, there was only one bracelet winner among the six players, Lindgren. In fact, a number of the players at this table often get their names brought up in the conversation of who is the best without a bracelet, including Lee Markholt and Jonathan Little. Two up and coming pros from the online world, Ryan D’Angelo and Connor Drinan, were also in the line-up, with Vasile Buboi rounding out the sextet.Here are the final table results from the $5,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em event:1st: Erick Lindgren - $606,3172nd: Leo Markholt - $374,9603rd: Jonathan Little - $238,8334th: Connor Drinen - $157,2745th: Vasile Buboi - $106,8306th: Ryan D’Angelo - $74,768
An in-depth profile and interview with the now two-time bracelet is available on WSOP.com.