New contract with PKR as a Team Pro and big plans for the summer!
I have just signed a new contract with PKR and entered the third year as a Team Pro. Right now we are 6 sponsored players in PKR and I’m the only one from Scandinavia and the only girl.
I really enjoy life as a poker professional. To always plan for the next travel to new exciting cities, to play the big live tournaments against the best poker players in the world and at the same time to party and have fun is really living the dream to me right now.
I’ve had a tough time in live tournaments lately, busting just before the money several times. I still mainly play Cash games online for a living. Since the start I’ve specialized in full ring (9-10 players) but I’ve recently been playing more and more 6-max. In January /February I played about 120 000 hands, often 10-12 tables at the same time and I’m still satisfied with my win rate. I also try to dedicate time to play the PKR online tournaments, like Masters, High Rollers and my own “Welllbet’s Home Game” which is running seven days a week. I was a little impolite the other day and won it myself again…
I ‘m jetting to Dublin early tomorrow morning to spend Easter and to play the Irish Poker Open, April 6th-9th. Irish Open was my first ever live tournament exactly 2 years ago. I had just turned 20 and signed my first contract as a PKR Pro. In the tournament I ran good, played on the televised feature table for most of Day 2 and was top 10 going into Day 3. In the end I finished in 29th place of 700 entrants as the best Swede and the best woman and went home with $13K in my handbag. I got a lot of attention and also made many friends there so it always feels nice to come back to Ireland, the beautiful green Island.
I also already have advanced plans for Vegas this summer! I will leave around June 20th and stay for nearly a month. More than 50 players from PKR will be there the second week of July. We can all look forward to big dinners, drink receptions and huge pool parties. I’m planning to play 8 WSOP events this year, Main Event included. Considering the tough competition I’m happy with a couple of deep runs in the money and it would be great with a final table! Of course it would be cool to be the first Swedish woman ever to win a bracelet!