Even though the majority of notables in the poker world can be found in Las Vegas at the moment (or getting ready to go there), there are still a few that play in other tournaments around the globe. William Thorson, 27, the Swedish PokerStars Pro, is one of them. It turned out to be a wise decision of Thorson to go and play PokerStars Baltic Festival in Tallinn, instead of playing some event in 2010 WSOP.
Thorson survived a field of 222 players and won over the Lithuanian poker pro Dominykas Karmazinas after 3 hours of heads-up. This is the first major No Limit Hold'em title for William Thorson. He has been very successful in different Omaha tournaments and also reached 4 final tables in the EPT, but he has never won a single major NLH tournament before.
"I'm so happy you just can't imagine it. This means so much to me.. it's unbelievable. I really wanted this title." William said in an interview after the win.
....what about the WSOP?
"I have to admit that I get a bit jealous when I read about players doing well in 2010 WSOP. However, since a few years ago, I have decided to only play the Main Event and instead spend more time enjoying the short summer we have here in Sweden. I don't think it's worth spending 2 months in a desert in 50 degrees playing poker. I really hope that they will change the dates for the WSOP in the future."