Mickey “mementmori” Petersen remains capped champion within the 2012 British Poker Open after going a location of 137 competitors to accomplish an excellent victory at London’s prestigous Fox Poker Club.
The Danish star is way better famous for his exploits internet poker circuit getting accrued a outstanding $5,156,740 in winnings playing tournaments underneath the screen alias “mement_mori.” However, Petersen’s live tournament results have started to eliminate too as his status as being a fierce live competitor grows using the tournament. The Dane now holds a creditable $909,399 in cashes, following on from his dramatic victory inside the ETP Copenhagen Primary Event, $656,988 which he’s scooped this season alone.
The British Poker Open includes a extended tradition of attracting the most effective talent on the planet which year was not different as being a star-studded selection including Mike Trickett, Surinder Sunar, Liv Boeree, James Akenhead, Neil Channing and Roberto Romanello required for the tables. However, it had been to exhibit a frustrating tournament for most the big names, particularly home favourite Trickett, who unsuccessful to actually result in the final table.
Because the concluding action commenced, just five players ongoing to get before Petersen sprung to existence and eliminated Nicola Lategano who exited in fifth (20,700) having a Q-Q. It looked could be the Dane’s day as his A-10 then got lucky against Jamie Roberts’ A-K to accomplish his challenge in fourth for 28,290.
Subsequently, Chris Bjorin then eliminated Surinder Sunar in 3rd (35,880) to obtain the heads-up phase within the competition moving along with a dramatic final showdown soon adopted.
Bjorin, the one that was between Petersen but another live title, is appropriately considered as being a poker legend inside the own right. Bjorin and Petersen could be the proverbial chalk and cheese in character nonetheless it had been certainly students giving the specific a lesson as of this juncture as Petersen held a 4.5 one lead over his Swedish opponent Open champion going to the heads-up fight.
The very best hands within the tournament encapsulated Petersen’s recent rise to prominence as they asserted pressure by shoving a pre-flop holding 9-9 which was then known as by Bjorin obtaining a-K. The 7-10-8-5-5 board sealed Chris Bjorin’s fate anf the husband finished runner-up for 49,690, while Mickey Petersen was capped the 2012 British Poker champion.
Following his win, Petersen was seen grinding out lots of tournament tables on PokerStars but surely it won’t be extended prior to the Dane is noted battling it in live tournaments once more.