Eric Baldwin was born in Peoria, Ill and grew up in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He graduated from Wisconsin-Whitewater where he was a baseball star. He started playing poker professionally in 2008. In his young career, Eric has 8 WSOP cashes including a bracelet. In 2009, he made 17 final tables of major events and was named Cardplayer Magazine’s 2009 Player of the Year.