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Here is the interview Paul (@coolwhipflea) did with Eric “Basebaldy” Baldwin at the beginning of February for the TPT Live show. Paul and Eric discuss the impact of the departing Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth and what it means for UB to sign a player like Prahlad Friedman. They also discuss Eric’s breakout 2008 and his recent deep run at the WSOP Main Event.

Eric Baldwin on Day 7 of the 2010 Main Event

Eric Baldwin on Day 7 of the 2010 Main Event

Eric Baldwin Interview Show Notes

0:20 – On Re-signing with UB
0:40 – Impact of Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth Leaving UB
1:37 – Prahlad Friedman joining UB
3:20 – Eric gives the background on the “Basebaldy” nickname and discusses his baseball career.
4:25 – How it all got started for Eric in poker (obligitory Rounders story!)
6:30 – Final tabling a $1,500 event in his first WSOP.
7:20 – First 6-figure score comes at a WPT event in 2008 at the Bellagio.
8:28 – What was more important, winning his 1st bracelet or winning Player of the Year?
11:20 – Eric’s deep run at the 2010 WSOP.
12:45 – What makes the WSOP Main Event such a different tournament than other $10K events?
13:35 – The bounty in Compton at the 2010 NAPT LA.
15:40 – How important is it to win a televised event?
16:40 – Strategy Segment: What is Eric’s strategy when the money bubble approaches?
19:45 – Poker is a strange profession when you can walk away with 6-figures at the 2010 Main Event, and be sad about it.