Posts Tagged ‘Theo Jorgensen’
by Bridget Wright | Published: Monday, March 18th, 2013
Ruben Visser has defeated a tough final table to win the 2013 European Poker Tour London Main Event at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino.
The twenty-four-year old took home his maiden European Poker Tour title as well as the first place prize of £595,000.
The final table was stacked with leading poker professionals like Chris Moorman and Theo Jorgensen and Visser said the standard of play was extremely high.
“The table was really difficult, it was a really stacked final table,” Visser said.
With such a talented group of players luck was always going to play be a factor in the final outcome of the event.
Visser got a bit of luck when the tournament was down to six players that he believed was the pivotal hand of the tournament.
“The key hand for me was when we were six handed I won a big flip against Christopher Frank with my pocket nines beating his Ace-King, which was pretty much all-in for me as well and I was really lucky to double there rather than be completely crippled,” Visser said.
“Later on in the tournament I won a big flip against Theo Jorgensen with my Ace-Eight against his pocket fours when I rivered an ace which sent him home and me to the chip lead.”
Visser has had a great deal of success during his poker career but he was delighted to capture his first major tournament victory.
“This means a lot to me,” the Dutchmen said.
“I have some firsts before but they have always been in small tournaments and in my deep runs in major events before I’ve always fallen a few tables short of the big money.
“I enjoy the recognition and all the fun that goes with winning a tournament like this.
“It’s just awesome to finally win a EPT event I’ve played quite a few times and never gotten this close before and it feels really good.”
The European Poker Tour continues next month in Berlin with the event starting on the 17th of April.
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by Bridget Wright | Published: Friday, March 15th, 2013
It is a big week of tournament poker action with the European Poker Tour London and Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul events both taking place.
There are only fifteen players left heading into the fifth day of the European Poker Tour London Main Event with American Steve O’Dwyer the chip leader with 2,279,000 in chips.
O’Dwyer is the only American left in the tournament with the final fifteen a virtual United Nations of Poker.
Three players from the United Kingdom, two from Lebanon and Sweden as well as a representative from Finland, Denmark, Russia, France, Lithuania, Netherlands and Germany remain in the field.
The biggest name left in the field is Team Poker Stars Pro Theo Jorgensen who is well placed in sixth position with 1,474,000 in chips.
Day five of the tournament will commence shortly and play will continue until there are eight players remaining for the final table.
The first starting flight of the 2013 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul Main Event took place at the Paradise Walkerhill Casino and featured 122 players.
After eight action packed levels only fifty players remain in contention with Benjamin Richardson (111,600) and Manami Hayamizu (104,800) holding commanding chip stacks.
A number of big names were unable to progress to the second day of the tournament.
Joseph Cheong started the day poorly when his Aces were cracked by Queens and he never fully recovered before being eliminated well before the end of the days play.
Team Poker Stars Pro Bryan Huang also made the trip to Seoul but never really found his footing and was one of the first players eliminated from the tournament.
The second opening day flight of the event takes place today.
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by Bridget Wright | Published: Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Danish Team Pokerstars professional poker player Theo Jorgensen was shot three times during a robbery at his home in Denmark on Sunday.
Jorgensen is reportedly in a stable condition in hospital and his injuries are not considered life threatening.
Three armed men forced their way into Jorgensen’s home on Sunday afternoon and demanded cash.
Jorgensen gave the robbers both US dollar and Euros but they demanded more and shot the Dane when he was unable to comply with their request.
Jorgensen was shot in the leg three times as his horrified wife watched on.
His wife called the police but despite an extensive search of the surrounding area the armed men have not been captured.
The 2010 WPT Grand Prix de Paris was able to release a statement on his Facebook page yesterday.
“It is important for me to emphasize that I am a cautious man,” Jorgensen said in the statement.
“I have prepared myself mentally and practically that this situation could arise to protect myself and my family against outsiders.
“I know that the outsiders may have a mistaken idea of how much cash I have in my home.
“I have alarm systems installed, always so get cash lying as possible [sic] and generally taken my precautions but it has unfortunately proved not to be enough.”
Jorgensen is one of Europe’s top tournament poker players and is currently ranked 184th on the All Time Money List.
His biggest tournament success came when he defeated a strong field to win the first place prize of $ 848,736 in the 2010 WPT Rendez-Vous à Paris.
Jorgensen is also a World Series of Poker Bracelet winner having won the 2008 WSOP Europe £ 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha event.
His consistency and popularity throughout Europe saw him become a member of the exclusive Team Pokerstars in 2011.
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by Bridget Wright | Published: Monday, September 17th, 2012
Hollywood executive Matt Salsberg has won the World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris.
Salsberg is the executive producer of popular comedy/drama Weeds and a keen amateur poker player.
The win is easily the biggest of the American’s poker career and he will leave Paris with an extra €400,000 in his bank account.
Salsberg went into the final table as the chip leader and outlasted his five competitors in what was a grueling final table.
An exhausted Salsberg was clearly drained after the four day tournament but was excited to have beaten a final table that was comprised solely on professional poker players.
“This was a really really tough final table. I knew I had to play my A game and maybe get lucky against these guys because it was a really strong table and they were all very experienced,” Salsberg said.
“I feel like I made a couple of mistakes today but I just wanted to make sure that I protected my stack, for the most past, and so if I got heads-up I would have a chance and that is sort what happened.”
Danish Professional Poker Player Theo Jorgensen (who was aiming to become the first player to win the same World Poker Tour event twice) finished the tournament in second place but early in the heads-up battle it looked like he was going to run away with the tournament.
Jorgensen almost won the tournament on two occasions but his ace-five was beaten by Salsberg’s ace-four and his ace-queen failed to hold up against ace-ten.
Salsberg was unsure whether his future lies in poker or television producing.
“I almost play semi-professionally anyway because my job takes up half the year and the other half I am on hiatus,” Salsberg said
“I really play a lot I’ve probably got as much live experience as any of these guys.”
“I came 70th in last year’s (World Series of Poker) Main Event and I’ve won four or five tournaments since then and had numerous cashes.”
The World Poker Tour now heads to Malta.