Erick and Erica Sittin' in a Tree
So if anyone follows, or even cares, about relationships in poker, then you know that David Benyamine and Erica Schoenberg split up sometime around the end of last year. No details have been given about the breakup, but such occurrences are not uncommon in poker. It now appears that Erica has moved on to someone else, and it just so happens that this someone else is another Full Tilt pro.
PokerListings first broke the news that Erica is now apparently involved with Erick Lindgren. Looks like Erica traded for a younger model. Another possibility could be that Erick isn't as involved in the high stakes poker world as David Benyamine. Benyamine has been playing at the highest limits for years and has won and lost Millions. Lindgren doesn't play nearly as high as Benyamine, or from what I have observed, nearly as often.
When two people are in a relationship, it is usually expected that they are going to spend ample time together. Poker isn't exactly the most conducive environment for a relationship. Obviously it helps if the two are involved in poker together, such as David and Erica and now Erick and Erica. However, sometimes that is not enough.
Granted, my speculations are just that and nobody has come out and said anything due to the breakup. Hell, I could be way off base here. Maybe it was David that broke off the engagement. (Yeah, right. If that is the case, he needs to get his head checked.) Either event, it will be interesting to see how long this new poker couple lasts.