|Magnus Petersson, a 29-year-old financial advisor from Stockholm, beat off stiff competition from some of the world’s finest poker players to win more than four million Danish Kroner (approximately €537,000) at this years European Poker Tour tournament in Copenhagen.|
Petersson won his seat for the competition in a $475 PokerStars online satellite tournament giving him a chance to step up from his most significant win to date, $30,000 as 438th position in last year’s World Series of Poker.
With just three players left, Petersson was the small stack. However, he made an amazing turnaround by winning a huge pot with a 7-2 off-suit, statistically the worst hand in poker. “That really turned things around for me. It completely changed my table image. It’s been an incredibly tough tournament, with no weak players,” reflected Petersson.
Petersson was one of 400 players who entered the high profile, four-day event, creating a total prize fund of over 13 million Danish Kroner (approximately €1,744,000).