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The top Scandinavian poker players

There are many world class Scandinavian poker players and it is very difficult to narrow them down to the top players as there's just so much competition. 180 Scandinavian players entered the 2011 main event in the World Series of Poker: 79 from Sweden, 34 from Norway, 21 from Finland and 46 from Denmark.

Chris Bjorin made his fourth consecutive cash finish in the main event. He has finished in the money in the main event an impressive seven times: 1992, 1997 (his highest finish, when he came ninth), 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He has won two World Series of Poker bracelets - his first in 1997 when he won the $1,500 pot limit Omaha event, and his second in 2000 when he won the $3,000 no limit hold’em event. His winnings exceed $5,000,000 with over $2,000,000 coming from World Series of Poker events.

Finnish player Patrik Antonius has never won a World Series of Poker bracelet but is feared at the table. He is simply a very good player, and has won the European Poker Tour and made it to the final table of the World Poker Tour. He has finished in the money in 13 World Series of Poker events. His best finish in the main event was in 2010, when he came 601st.

The Great Dane Gus Hansen is one of the best known Scandinavian poker players. He has won three World Poker Tour titles and made it to the final table seven times. He has also made the final table in the European Poker Tour. He won a World Series of Poker bracelet when he took the £10,350 no limit hold’em high roller heads up in the WSOP Europe event in 2010.

 

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