|The second of three freerolls in a series leading up to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) was won by a 24-year-old Danish student calling himself 'Yogo1.'|
The freeroll tournament, sponsored by PokerListings.com and PacificPoker.com, took place in early June. Yogo1 beat 112 players to win a WSOP Main Event prize package including the $10,000 buy-in and $2,500 for travel and accommodation expenses.
The possibility of a triumph did not occur to Yogo1 until the later stages of the game: 'It was not before we were down to four or five left that I believed I had a shot at winning the tournament,' he said. 'I had played as a low stack for much of the tournament, getting the better of some coin flips in some crucial situations.'
'As Yogo1 found out, the freeroll tournaments we're offering with Pacific Poker are a great chance for players to earn a seat at the WSOP Main Event this summer,' said Steven Williams, senior editor at PokerListings.com. 'The strict requirements of this bonus make the odds good for any player who qualifies to compete for the WSOP prize package being offered.'
The final freeroll at Pacific Poker will be played in early July and will award a third $15,000 WSOP prize package.