Erica Schoenberg

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Erica Schoenberg
Erica Schoenberg2007.jpg
Nickname(s) Blackjack Babe, Poker Babe
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Born (1978-03-25) March 25, 1978 (age 39)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finish(es) 14
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 8[1]
Information accurate as of 6 December 2017.

Erica Schoenberg Lingren (born March 25, 1978 in Akron, Ohio)[2] is an American professional blackjack and poker player. She is a former model, personal trainer, and professional volleyball player. Schoenberg received professional blackjack training from a member of the MIT Blackjack Team. She has gone on to compete in the World Series of Blackjack.[3]

Schoenberg placed 16th in the World Poker Tour $25,000 Championship - No Limit Texas hold'em and third in the 2007 World Series of Poker $1,500 No Limit hold'em. She was invited to appear in the Season 4 WPT Ladies Night Event along with Jennifer Tilly and four other female players; she finished in 4th place.[4] In 2007, Schoenberg won the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Mandalay Bay Poker Championship winning $105,875.[4] She also competed in the Ultimate Blackjack Tour, a televised 10 week series airing on CBS.

In February 2008, she finished in second place in the second World Poker Tour Ladies event, behind tournament winner Vanessa Selbst.[5] She won $14,690 for this finish.[6]

Schoenberg appeared in the Strip Poker Invitational with Carmen Electra.[7]

As of 2017, her total live poker tournament winnings exceed $850,000.[8]

Schoenberg was formerly engaged to poker professional David Benyamine.[3] She married professional poker player Erick Lindgren on May 29, 2011.[9] They have one child.[10] She and Lindgren divorced in March 2014.


  1. ^ World Poker Tour profile
  2. ^ : Erica Schoenberg bio
  3. ^ a b Michele Lewis (2009-03-13). "An interview with Poker Babe". ESPN. 
  4. ^ a b Gordon, Nicole (3 October 2008). "The PokerNews Profile: Erica Schoenberg". pokernews. Retrieved 7 December 2017. Schoenberg exudes style and class at the tables ... 
  5. ^ Arnett, Kristy (4 February 2008). "Vanessa Selbst Wins Second WPTL Event at Commerce". Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Event 9". Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "How to Play Strip Poker - Easy Tips to Play Strip Poker". Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  8. ^ Hendon Mob tournament results
  9. ^ "Bluff Europe: Erick Lindgren marries Erica Schoenberg just before WSOP". Bluff Magazine. 2011-05-31. 
  10. ^ Bradley, Lance (January 2013). "Broken: The Erick Lindgren Story". Bluff Magazine. Archived from the original on 2015-06-23.