This year's WPT UK Main Event from September 22 to October 6 had a buy-in of $3,300, and a Swedish poker pro was crowned the champion, who took home the trophy plus a whopping $330,000 cash prize. He has become the first person to win a WPT Main Tour and WPTDeepStacks title.
Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger is considered to be one of the most successful online poker players in Sweden. It is unknown how much exactly he has won in his entire career.
Just last year, he has won more than $1 million online and still going strong. Even though he's mainly not a frequent player on the live felt, he couldn't possibly miss this year's juicy action at the Triton Poker series.
He had never won a major live tournament before and was second last in chips when the final table kicked off on Monday. Although many considered him to be one of the best players of this year's November 9, the odds were definitely against him.
A big congratulations to Robin Ylitalo, the winner of the 2013 PokerStars European Poker Tour London Main Event! The 27-year-old Swede (one of few Swedes who has final tabled EPT, WPT and WSOP) arrived at the final table third in chips, and after several hours of play he was playing heads-up against factory owner Georgios Karakousis from Greece.
After a couple of not-so-successful sessions in the past 1,5 week or so, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom was back on track yesterday and booked a massive profit at Full Tilt Poker's nosebleed tables. He started the day by taking $150k from Isaac Haxton at the $500/$1000 CAP NLHE tables, then he won about $500,000 (in about 4 hours) playing Triple Draw and FLO8 against Kyle "KPR16" Ray, Phil "Polarazing" Ivey, Gus Hansen and Patrik Antonius.
An incredible $75,585,305.05 has been won in the 132 tournaments of the 2013 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (PokerStars) in the past couple of weeks, making it the richest poker tournament series in history! A big chunk of the prize pool was awarded to Viktor "Isildur1" Blom who won $1,096,200 in the Main Event!
The Main Event of MiniFTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) XXII saw a field of about 14,000 players last weekend. The tournament started at 19:15 CET on Sunday and it took 14,5 hours of play before a winner had been crowned. lawnower0, of Sweden, was the last man standing and received an increadible first prize of $152,640! The final table included another Swedish poker player as well (HejaLuppen), but he finished in 8th place for $14,000 and was never among the big stacks who battled for the title!
There are now only 55 players left in the EPT Prague Main Event. All the remaining players are guaranteed to get away with a min-payday of €15,000 - with the chance of laying hands on the first place prize of €835,000!Read more » EPT Prague: Ramzi Jelassi Leads Last 55
After 5 days of poker Emil Olsson was crowned the champion of the 2012 WPT Copenhagen Main Event. The Swedish youngster bested a field of 229 players and defeated Morten Klein from Norway heads-up to become the latest WPT Champions Club member. He received 1,200,000 DKK ($229,938) and a $25k seat in the WPT Championship at the Bellagio.
Final table results: 1 Emil Olsson $229,938 2 Morten Klein $145,164 3 Philip Jacobsen $93,080 4 Steve Barshak $68,316 5 Robin Ylitalo $51,237 6 Jan Djerberg $40,989
MaisE is the alias of a player that has dominated on PokerStars nosebleed tables in the past 2 weeks. In fact, last week he won $471,892 (of which $344k comes from $50/$100 and $100/$200 PLO games last Sunday) and beat the second most successful player with about $200,000! According to different sources, a Swedish player is hiding behind the alias and many even compare him with Isildur1, who was revealed as Viktor Blom when he signed for PokerStars.
Top 5 winners and losers of the previous week: "MaiseE", $471 982 Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov, $272 431 Ronny "1-ronnyr3" Kaiser, $268 842 Rafi "refaelamit" Amit, $224 337 "bernard-bb", $192 878
Since February 13th Swedish and Finnish players will be moved from PokeStars.COM to PokerStars.EU software. The reason for this is that PokerStars has gotten a license in Malta (where many other betting companies also have their license), which makes all winnings tax free. There is no difference when it comes to tournaments, cash games etc, so players from Finland and Sweden can still take part in, for example, Sunday Million and play against the same players as on PokerStars.COM.
How will it work? Once you log on to your PokerStars account you will receive detailed instructions and your current balance, cash balance, FPPs, VIPs, and VIP status, will automatically be moved over. And once the software update is done you are good to go again!
In Sweden it's getting more and more common that thieves hijack/steal mobile phones and use it, for example, to play poker for money online. One of the latest victims for this was a girl from Sweden who had her mobile stolen whilst she visited a nightclub with some friends. Half an hour after the mobile had been stolen, the thief (or thieves) had lost 5 000 sek (about 550 euro) on poker and paid it with her mobile.
"I noticed that someone had unzipped my bag and though that mobile, wallet and everything else of value would be gone. But only the mobile was stolen," the girl said in an interview with a local newspaper.
Not less than 3 Swedish poker players, Michael Tureniec, Nikolas Liakos & Per Linde, made it to the final table of the EPT Copenhagen Main Event. After many hours of poker, Linde and Tureniec were the last 2 men standing. Then it took almost 3,5 hours before Tureniec managed to defeat his fellow countryman.
Michael Tureniec received nothing less than 3,700,000 DKK or about 496,000 EURO for the win. This is the second biggest win in his poker career ($961,902 - 2008 EPT London).
Another day of the Main Event is now in the books. 262 players have become 73 and the final table, where lots of cash is up for grabs, is not far away! In the lead is Michael Tureniec from Sweden (picture), followed by another 2 Swedes - Per Linde and Joel Nordqvist.
Day 2 of the EPT Copenhagen Main Event was, as you probably already figured out, dominated by the Swedish poker players. There are a few big names who will return to play Day 3 of the tournament. For example, JP Kelly in 4th place, and further down in the felt are Johnny Lodden and Juha Helppi.
The poker club Krukan in Stockholm is the biggest poker club in Sweden since it opened last year. Krukan is known to be a serious club where no shady business whatsoever is going on. However, sometimes that's not even enough. Last Friday the police (by order of the lottery inspection and office of the public prosecutor) paid them a visit. Around 80-100 players were at that time in the club, playing tournaments and cash games. The police stopped all games at once, took everyones personal details and confiscated all chips/tokens.
According to one of Sweden's biggest newspaper, a famous Swedish poker player, who has become rich from playing poker, has been charged with assault. The poker player, whose name isn't public yet, has kicked and punched another man in a queue to a hot dog stand in central Stockholm on November 29 last year.
The poker player has admitted to the police that he was drunk that night, but he denies that he assaulted anyone. The victim is asking for a bit more than 500 euro in compensation for what he paid for visiting different doctors for his physical pain. If witnesses can confirm that the assaulted man's story is true, then its probably just for the poker millionaire to pay. If he's really lucky, he might get away with just paying the damages, which shouldn't hurt his bankroll so much. However, if he has sponsors, it might be a bit more expensive if they decide to end the deal.
It wasn't a long time ago since Jonas "Nebuchad Danielsson, one of Sweden's best online poker players, wrote in his blog that he had decided to quit poker and do something else instead. The reason for this was that he had lost his interest in playing poker and also his edge the few times he played.
Now, another famous Swedish poker player has decided to quit poker. Robert V Lux is a very well known poker player in Sweden. Lux has won the Nordic championship, played in most of the major poker tournaments around the globe, and also had a huge success online at the medium stakes under the alias "Dödarn".
"I won't miss poker because I have lost the interest, totally. However, I will miss the money and the lifestyle." said Robert V Lux.
Ramzi Jelassi, 22, from Sweden, won IPT (Italian Poker Tour) in San Remo yesterday and took home the first prize of 170,000 EURO. This is Ramzi's second big title in the previous 8 months. In December he won the side event to EPT Prag and received around 130,000 EURO. Ramzi Jelassi, also did very well in this year's WSOP Main Event, but unfortunately he went out before the really BIG MONEY (425th place - $27,469).
FINAL TABLE RESULTS: 1 Ramzi Jelassi - €170 000 2 Andrea Sapere - €100 000 3 Francesco Veronese - €68 000 4 Massimo Di Cicco - €50 000 5 Giuseppe Pipino - €39 000 6 Roberto Pompei - €28 000 7 Claudio Rinaldi - €18 000 8 Niccolò Domeniconi - €13 000
Yesterday it was once again time for the most popular online tournament, Sunday Million at PokerStars. 8342 players signed up for the tournament and created a prize pool of $1,67 million dollars. 1260 players would get a share of the $1,67 million prize pool and the winner would get $245,421. However, it came to be 2 Swedish poker players that ended up playing heads-up against each other.