Eric Froehlich

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Eric Froehlich
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ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada
BornFebruary 9, 1984 (1984-02-09) (age 35)
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)16
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
23rd, 2018
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)1
Information accurate as of  December 27, 2009.

Eric Froehlich (born February 9, 1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional poker player, professional Magic: The Gathering player, and member of the Magic: The Gathering Hall of Fame. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife, Magic: The Gathering streamer Athena Huey.[1][2] As of 2009, Froehlich's total live poker tournament winnings exceed $1,300,000. His 16 cashes at the WSOP account for $867,783 of those winnings.[3]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Froehlich began playing poker in high school and got involved in online poker at the age of 18. He dropped out of the University of Virginia around April 2005 to become a professional poker player.

In the first year, he was eligible to enter a World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament (2005); Froehlich won a bracelet in the $1,500 limit Texas hold 'em event, making $303,908. At the time, this made him the youngest player to ever win a bracelet.

Froehlich won a second bracelet at the 2006 WSOP tournament in the $1,500 pot limit Omaha w/rebuys event, making $299,675. In the final hand, his Q 7 7 6 defeated Sherkhan Farnood's K K 6 3 on a board of 10 7 5 J J.

Shortly after Froehlich's status as the youngest bracelet winner of all time, he was overtaken by Jeff Madsen during the 2006 World Series of Poker and Steve Billirakis at the 2007 World Series of Poker. In September 2007 at the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe, Norwegian poker player Annette Obrestad won the £10,000 No-Limit Texas Hold'em Championship at the age of 18 to become the youngest World Series of Poker bracelet winner.

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2005 $1,500 Limit Hold'em $303,908
2006 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha With Rebuys $299,675
Eric Froehlich
NationalityUnited States USA
Pro Tour debutPro Tour London 1999
Pro Tour wins (Top 8)0 (4)[5]
Grand Prix wins (Top 8)2 (15)[6]
Lifetime Pro Points363
Planeswalker Level48 (Archmage)

Magic: The Gathering career[edit]

In addition to playing poker, Froehlich is also a prominent player of the Magic: The Gathering trading card game. Froehlich was a keen sports player when younger, involved in baseball, basketball and football, but suffered an injury and got involved in Magic: The Gathering, like his later friend David Williams. He has made the Top 8 of four Pro Tours and fourteen Grand Prix events. Several of Froehlich's Grand Prix Top 8s have come in team events, in which he has teamed with such prominent professional players as Kamiel Cornelissen, Jon Finkel, Brian Kibler and Luis Scott-Vargas.[7]

In 2015, Froehlich was voted into the Magic: The Gathering Hall of Fame.[8]


 Season   Event type   Location  Format Date  Rank 
2001–02 Pro Tour San Diego Rochester Draft January 10–13, 2002 8
2001–02 Grand Prix New Jersey Team Limited June 29–30, 2002 4
2002–03 Grand Prix Amsterdam Team Limited June 7–8, 2003 2
2003–04 Grand Prix Washington DC Team Limited April 17–18, 2004 4
2006 Grand Prix Madison, Wisconsin Team Constructed March 25–26, 2006 3
2010 Nationals Minneapolis Special August 20–23, 2010 5
2010 Grand Prix Toronto Sealed and Booster Draft October 23–24, 2010 5
2010 Worlds Chiba Special December 9–12, 2010 5
2012–13 Grand Prix Anaheim Block Constructed May 26–27, 2012 4
2012–13 Grand Prix San Jose Team Limited October 13–14, 2012 3
2012–13 Pro Tour Montreal Standard and Booster Draft February 15–17, 2013 4
2012–13 Grand Prix San Diego Modern March 16–17, 2013 3
2012–13 Grand Prix Pittsburgh Sealed and Booster Draft March 23–24, 2013 4
2013–14 Grand Prix Phoenix Standard April 5–6, 2014 6
2014–15 Grand Prix Portland Team Limited August 8–10, 2014 4
2014–15 Grand Prix Salt Lake City Limited September 6–7, 2014 4
2014–15 Grand Prix San Jose Team Limited January 31–February 1, 2015 1
2014–15 Pro Tour Washington DC Modern and Booster Draft February 6–8, 2015 5
2015–16 Grand Prix Detroit Team Limited 15–16 August 2015 2
2016–17 Grand Prix Mexico City Team Limited 7–9 April 2017 1

Last updated: August 17, 2015
Source: Event Coverage at
Other accomplishments


  1. ^ @efropoker on Twitter, Retrieved December 11, 2016
  2. ^ @_Elantris_ on Twitter, Retrieved December 11, 2016
  3. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings Archived August 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine,
  4. ^ "Top 200 All-Time Money Leaders". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "Lifetime Pro Tour Top 8s". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "Lifetime Grand Prix Top 8s". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  7. ^ "Grand Prix Top 8 Lists". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "INTRODUCING THE 2015 CLASS OF THE PRO TOUR HALL OF FAME". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved August 17, 2015.

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