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".
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