Eric Froehlich
Eric Froehlich at the 2005 World Series of Poker
Nickname(s) Efro
Hometown Springfield, Virginia
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finishes 13
Highest ITM
Main Event finish

Eric Froehlich (born February 9 1984) is an American professional poker player, based in Springfield, Virginia.

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.

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) event (2005), Froehlich won a bracelet in the $1,500 limit Texas hold 'em event, winning $303,908. This made him the youngest player ever to win a bracelet up to that time.

Froehlich won a second bracelet at the 2006 WSOP in the $1,500 pot limit Omaha w/rebuys event, winning $299,675. In the final hand, his Template:Cards defeated Sherkhan Farnood's Template:Cards on a board of Template:Cards.

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 then Steve Billirakis at the 2007 World Series of Poker, and then 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 ever.

As of 2008, Froehlich's total live tournament winnings exceed $990,000.

World Series of Poker braceletsEdit

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2006 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys $299,675
2005 $1,500 Limit Hold'em $303,908

External linksEdit

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