Johnny Lodden Joins PartypokerApril 6, 2017 12:18 pm
PartyPoker has busily being expanding its roster of sponsored pros of late, with the site’s latest recruit being Norwegian legend Johnny Lodden. The 31 year-old pro was a high-stakes online cash pro during the early days of the poker boom, but has also enjoyed a measure of success on the live tournament circuit over the years.
In fact, Lodden had been a PokerStars pro since 2009, before eventually parting way with the poker room in February of this year. It didn’t take long before partypoker snapped him up though, with the site now hoping to see Lodden add further to the $2,618,521 in tournament winnings he has amassed throughout his career, except this time around wearing their patch.
One of the first port of calls for Lodden will be the partypoker MILLIONS event that will be held at the Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham from April 16-23, and whose Main Event will feature a £6 million guaranteed prize pool. Lodden’s recruitment was announced at the same time as that of his fellow compatriot Thomas Udness, who has now been appointed as partypoker’s new head of Nordic markets. Commenting on his new position, Udness state:
“I am humble and proud to be given the opportunity to head partypoker in the Nordics. And it is amazing to once again be working with Johnny Lodden. He is a poker legend both in and outside of the Nordics and is a player that is highly respected around the world. Together we are already looking at how we can give players great poker experiences both live and online.”
PartyPoker now has a total of 14 sponsored pros under its umbrella, headed by 5 players from the UK & Ireland, namely Sam Trickett, Patrick Leonard, Roberto Romanello, Padraig Parkinson, and Natalie Breviglieri. Representing Europe is Johnny Lodden (Norway), Jan-Peter Jachtmann (Germany), and Beata Jambrik (Hungary); while from the USA is Mike Sexton, and Tony Dunst. Other sponsored pros include Jackie Glazier (Australia), Joao Simao (Brazil), with its Sports Stars being Boris Becker and Carl Froch.