Eric Rizen Lynch

Pro Poker Player Eric Rizen Lynch

Lock Poker Signs New Players!

Jul 22, 2011 – 14:07PM

London, UK - July 20th, 2011 - Lock Poker Signs Chris Moorman and Nicky Evans! LockPRO Army Continues to Grow!

Lock is thrilled to announce the new additions to their LockPRO ELITE team. Chris "moorman1" Moorman and Nicky "Cod Meharly" Evans.

Chris Moorman began playing poker in 2004. Taking 2nd place in his first ever tournament, a freeroll, Chris never actually deposited turning $120 into nearly $20,000. In his first Sunday major in 2006, Chris made the final table, and this is where the poker career of Moorman1 truly began. By January 2007, focusing exclusively on MTT's, he cracked the prestigious Top 100 on Pocket5's. This splash was just his entrance, as he went on to dominate with over 200 MTT wins in the biggest tournaments across every online site. By 2009, these wins were sufficient to propel him to the #1 spot and legendary status earning over $7,500,000 along the way. He holds the record for 9 P5's Triple Crowns!!! In 2011 Chris showed his talents expand well beyond the virtual felt, final tabling the Aussie Millions and his dominating WSOP performance leaves him in 4th place in POY entering WSOPE cementing his place as a unique talent in the poker world.

Nicky "Cod Meharly" Evans had a rather inauspicious start to his poker career in 2006. "Back then I played small home games and low stakes rebuys at the local casino. Like any beginner I took my lumps but it wasn't until losing to my girlfriend that my competitive side really came out. I read some books and began discussing hands with friends; I started taking it a bit more seriously," explained Nicky. Once that fire was lit, Evans became a regular winner racking up over $100,000 in earnings within a year. In 2009, Nicky felt comfortable enough to turn to full-time professional poker. Since then, he has racked up over $1,100,000 in live and online earnings, attained the rank of 59th on the prestigious Pocket5's online leader board, and given his current form is looking to make a press at the Top 10.

"Chris and Nicky are stars and we are all very excited to welcome them to the Lock Family," says Jennifer Larson CEO/Owner of Lock Poker. "Together we will work very hard to provide the best product, support and overall online poker experience worldwide. As we grow our LockPRO team, we get closer to really becoming the best online poker room in the world. Partnering with our players is the true path to success."

'I'm excited to sign for LockPoker and despite all of the negatives in the poker industry as of late, I believe Lock Poker has an incredibly bright future and is doing all the right things necessary to succeed in the current climate," says Chris "moorman1" Moorman. "I can't wait to be a huge part of that and look forward to taking them to the next level."

"I am super excited to represent Lock Poker as an ELITE LockPRO," says Nicky Evans. "The roster of talent they have is unbelievable and i am privileged to be part of such a team."

"Jennifer Larson continues to assemble the most powerful pro team in the World. Chris and Nicky are phenomenal additions to Lock's star-studded team. In addition to being amazing players with poker resumes that speak for themselves, they are two of the classiest players I have ever had the privilege to work with," commented Randy Kasper, Co-Founder and Agency Leader at Poker Players International (www.ppipoker.com ).

LOCK
Lock is the world's most innovative online gaming brand. Lock launched their first masterpiece, Lock Poker, over two years ago and recently launched their ground breaking Casino. They exploded into poker industry by introducing the Bluff Online Poker challenge, becoming the first company to develop a Mac download casino and hiring Eric Rizen Lynch as their Poker Room Manager. Lock continues to bring a fresh perspective to this exciting industry and its mandate is to drive innovation through superior design and initiative. http://www.lockpoker.com & http://www.lockcasino.com

PPI
Poker Players International (PPI) is the World's largest poker agency, representing hundreds of players from around the globe. Following Black Friday in the US, they were the only agency to immediately announce they would not participate in online deals for US players. However, their strong and growing International Team leads all other agencies in online pro deals. If you are a NON-US player interested in a pro deal join PPI at www.PPIPoker.com.

MERGE GAMING
Merge Gaming is the fresh new face in the online poker world, growing rapidly and providing a solid, secure, gaming platform for its partners. We are dedicated to providing users with the best possible online gaming experience, and providing our operators all the tools necessary to run a successful poker business. Merge Gaming accepts players worldwide and is focused on catering to all player groups through active promotions, game variety, quality software and security.

Challenge Update

May 17, 2011 – 19:05PM

I was teaching at a WPT Boot Camp and have been keeping fairly busy so I haven't had a lot of a chance to move forward on the SnG challenge, I did want to give a general update though. I started with $100 and was playing $5 super turbo 6 max tournaments. I ran that up to $150 pretty quickly and did something that many of us do (even myself obviously) that was a huge mistake. I moved up to the $10 tournaments before I had the requisite 20 buy ins i'd promised myself. I signed up for 8 of them and managed to cash in 0 (the super turbos are very high variance), so I promised myself not to break my buy in rules again and moved down to the $2 HU Super turbos and have since moved that back up to $110 and am playing the $4 HU Super Turbos.

I'm seriously considering switching to cash though for timing issues. I think there are value in the super turbos at the lower levels because people don't really understand push fold, but I think it goes down a lot as you go up in stakes and longer term with my kids and schedule i would prefer to play cash rather than SnGs. If I do switch or start to mix in cash I will adhere to a strict 25 buy in rule for NLHE tables. I haven't completely decided yet.

On another level, i often get asked about coaching. I haven't been accepting new students in a long time, but given the current poker landscape I've had some openings. If you're interested in coaching from me e-mail me at rizenpoker@gmail.com and we can discuss terms and make sure I'm a good fit for you.

If you want to join me for the challenge at the low stakes SnGs/cash games (you can always add me as a friend so you can easily find me, username 'EricLynch') feel free to download lock poker here:

http://download.lockpoker.com/rizenpoker

Until June 1st you can get some pretty sweet rakeback/bonus deals through me too, e-mail me for details.

-Rizen

Sng Challenge

May 02, 2011 – 18:05PM

So one of the things I realized in teaching my most recent WPT Boot Camp and analyzing some of my own play is that I've gotten away from some of the fundamentals. It can be easy to do, as you go up and play the higher levels meta game and advanced strategy become important and it can be easy to lose focus of basic fundamentals.

Now, I feel like I have a REALLY good grasp on the fundamentals. I teach them regularly at boot camps and I know it inside and out. The problem I realized when I was examining my play was that I wasn't always practicing what I preach. So in an effort to really focus on getting my fundamentals shored up I'm starting a SnG challenge. I'm going to take $100 and try and run it through all the levels of SnGs on Lock Poker, making sure i'm successful on each level before moving up. I'm going to do this using a semi-aggressive rolling bankroll system. Basically i will play SnGs at whatever level I have 20 buy ins, moving up and down as necessary.

Typically you're supposed to use 50 buy ins for SnGs as a part of good bankroll management, so this is a bit aggressive and potentially increases my risk of ruin, but by constantly moving down as I get lower it should mitigate some of that. By playing lower I can focus on just the fundamentals and then as I move up I should be able to start to layer more advanced strategy on top of that.

I will play a mix of traditional 6 mans, Double or Nothings, and Super Turbos. I will also play the 45 mans when they run. With my responsibilities as Poker Room Manager at Lock Poker, I don't play as much as I used to, but I will track my progress as much as I can here and try and post some hands as well.

If you want to join me in the challenge or just play on Lock Poker you can download it here:

http://download.lockpoker.com/rizenpoker

and you'll get 35% rakeback and 200% up to $1200 bonus using code 'LOCKPRO'

-Rizen

Lock Poker - Next Generation - Players Rule!

Feb 05, 2011 – 17:02PM

As the new Poker Room Manager at Lock I wanted to share why, what and how.

The primary reasons I joined Lock Poker a few years ago was their unique vision and focus, that being the mandate of Player come first. Lock Poker has always been about taking care of the players first, and what better way to do that than to give a player the ability to be heard and influence the future of the room. Today, that is a reality. As the new Poker Room Manager for Lock I will have the unprecedented opportunity to make sure that the player's voice is heard, and used to impact positive change for the room.

Representing you all, the players, is not a responsibility that I take lightly. I want to make sure that you all are getting what you want and need from a poker room. With that in mind, I encourage anyone that has any feedback or ideas to reach out and contact me at pokermanager@lockpoker.com I promise to read each and every piece of feedback I receive, and while I cannot promise to reply to all of them, I will promise that every idea will be considered and at the very least reviewed by the executive.

I am really looking forward to all of the feedback (both positive and negative) and working with you all, the players, to make Lock Poker your room of choice. With help from you, we will be able to create an unparalleled online poker experience! You are the reason that this industry even exists. At Lock we understand and respect that.

All My Best,

Eric "Rizen" Lynch

I'm the new Poker Room Manager for Lock Poker!

Jan 31, 2011 – 18:01PM

Lock is excited to announce the new role that Eric Rizen Lynch has accepted! Since the launch of Lock Poker, developing a superior online player experience is the company mandate. Bringing such a world class poker player into the daily management and operations of Lock will really enable them to continue to innovate and and get true insight into what the the players really need and want. Eric with the LockPRO team by his side will be driving all decisions around the product, promotions and player communication. He will personally be welcoming each and every player and looking for insight into what Lock needs to do next.
"I am personally looking forward not only the opportunity to continue to work with the outstanding LockPRO team," says Eric Lynch "but also to interact with the Lock players and really explore what we can do to improve on all levels. My dream has been to really get involved in the daily operations and have a serious impact on how things are done. I'm excited have the opportunity to bring my unique insight as a professional poker player to the table to help Lock continue to innovate.

"We are determined to lead this industry in product, service and player experience," says Jennifer Larson, CEO of Lock Poker. "Eric brings the insight, passion and personality that we really need and that this role demands. I cannot think of a better way to take Lock to the next level than with one of the world's best online poker players at the helm!

LOCK

Lock is the world's most innovative online gaming brand. Lock launched their first masterpiece, Lock Poker, over two years ago and recently launched their ground breaking Casino. They exploded into the poker industry by introducing the Bluff Online
Poker challenge, becoming the first company to develop a Mac download casino and hiring Eric Rizen Lynch as their Poker room Manager. Lock continues to bring a fresh perspective to this exciting industry and its mandate is to drive innovation through superior design and initiative. http://www.lockpoker.com & http://www.lockcasino.com

MERGE GAMING

Merge Gaming is the fresh new face in the online poker world, growing rapidly and providing a solid, secure, gaming platform for its partners. They are dedicated to providing users with the best possible online gaming experience, and providing their operators all the tools necessary to run a successful poker business. Merge Gaming accepts players worldwide and is focused on catering to all player groups through active promotions, game variety, quality software and security.