Tomorrow it's time for the final table of the Swedish championship of online poker. 10 finalists will battle it out for a first place prize of 1.255.737 sek (about 137,800 euro). There has been quite a lot of talk in Swedish media and forums about the final table and the finalists.
However, one finalist has received much more attention than the other players, Hans Berglund. The reason for this is that Berglund's employer LIDL didn't give him time off to play the final table. In fact, Berglund's boss gave him an ultimatum: "either you show up for work or you're fired".
"They told me that it wasn't possible. "Come to work or find another job," Berglund told a Swedish newspaper.
Hans Berglund had no other choice than to quit his job at LIDL - after working there for 3 years.
"I couldn't do anything else than to quit my job. I've been working there for 3 years. If that's how they treat their employees I don't want to work there anyway"
Today he's working his last day at LIDL. This is what he answered to the question "What will you do after the final table?"
"It depends on how well I do on the final table tomorrow. We'll see if I look for another job. But my dream is to get a better poker player and make a living from it."