|Alderney and Gibraltar-licensed PartyPoker.com has announced that online qualifier Andreas Jorbeck won its Late Night Poker 2008 tournament overcoming a final table comprised completely of professional players.|
Screened on Channel 4 in the UK, the final table featured World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour champion Roland de Wolfe, 2008 Premier League winner Andy Black, Ian Frazer, German bracelet holder and 2007 Premier League runner-up Eddy Scharf, Surinder 'The Cobra' Sunar, Maria Demetriou and 2007 Late Night Poker Masters champion David Tighe.
'To win an event as prestigious as Late Night Poker against Europe's top professionals in my first live event is quite something,' said Jorbeck.
'I've been playing online poker for around four years with relatively small stakes and never thought something like this would happen to me.'
The 36-year-old Stockholm resident beat de Wolfe heads-up after being the underdog for most of the final to take home the $125,000 jackpot. De Wolfe went home with $75,000 while third placed finisher Black took home $50,000.
'Roland played really well throughout but I started to relax and adopt a more aggressive approach when we were three-handed,' said Jorbeck.
'I really, really fancied this but in the end it just wasn't my day,' said de Wolfe.
Fourth place and its $30,000 prize went to Surinder while Tighe took home $20,000 for finishing fifth followed by Scarf in sixth for $12,500 and Frazer in seventh for $10,000.
'Andreas' achievement is huge when you consider that every other player at that final table was an aggressive pro and that he was the only online qualifier who made the final,” said a spokesperson for PartyPoker.com.
“Credit must also go to Roland de Wolfe, finishing runner-up in Late Night Poker and the Premier League is very impressive.'