Danish Pro Theo Jorgensen Joins Team PokerStars ProOctober 27, 2010 8:51 am
PokerStars have just announced the addition of Danish professional Theo Jorgensen to their stable of Team PokerStars Pros.
Jorgensen turned pro in 1993, and since the 38-year-old took up tournament poker in 2004 he has amassed $2,459,967 in live tournament winnings, in addition to his online earnings.
Jorgensen’s achievements include famously capturing a WSOP bracelet at the 2008 WSOPE PLO event for $434,040, as well as a WPT title in May this year at the WPT Grand Prix de Paris for $879,898. He was also chip leader for a while at the 2010 WSOP Main Event, eventually being eliminated in 30th spot for a $255,242 payday.
There is no denying Theo Jorgensen is on a roll after accumulating $1.1 million from live tournaments this year, and will now start flying the PokerStars colours starting on November 4th at the Nordic Championship of Online Poker.
Commenting on Theo Jorgensen’s recent sponsorship, PokerStars Nordic Director Michael Holmberg said:
“Theo Jorgensen is in every way a fantastic ambassador for poker. Both his impressive merits at the tables and his positive aura fall perfectly in line with PokerStars’ values. We look forward to having such an experienced player as part of Team PokerStars Pro. Theo Jorgensen is a role model for many young and older players.”
In the past, Theo Jorgensen has been a regularly at Full Tilt Poker’s $200/400 cash games playing under the name THEDONKEYNO1, but says he is now looking forward to joining PokerStars:
“I’m delighted to be joining the world’s largest poker site. PokerStars has always hosted the best poker events in the world and sponsors only the most talented players, so I am very excited to be a part of this.”