Mickey “mementmori” Petersen continues to be topped champion from the 2012 British Poker Open after heading off an area of 137 competitors to accomplish a sensational victory at London’s prestigous Fox Poker Club.
The Danish star is better noted for his exploits around the internet poker circuit getting accumulated a remarkable $5,156,740 in winnings playing tournaments underneath the screen alias “mement_mori.” However, Petersen’s live tournament results have started to remove too as his status like a fierce live competitor grows through the tournament. The Dane now holds a creditable $909,399 in cashes, following on from his dramatic victory in the ETP Copenhagen Primary Event, $656,988 which he’s scooped this season alone.
The British Poker Open includes a lengthy tradition of attracting the best talent on the planet which year wasn’t any different like a star-studded fall into line including Mike Trickett, Surinder Sunar, Liv Boeree, James Akenhead, Neil Channing and Roberto Romanello required towards the tables. However, it had been to demonstrate an irritating tournament for the majority of the big names, particularly home favourite Trickett, who unsuccessful to help make the final table.
Because the concluding action commenced, just five players continued to be before Petersen sprung to existence and eliminated Nicola Lategano who exited in fifth (20,700) to some Q-Q. It looked is the Dane’s day as his A-10 then got lucky against Jamie Roberts’ A-K to finish his challenge in fourth for 28,290.
Subsequently, Chris Bjorin then eliminated Surinder Sunar in 3rd (35,880) to obtain the heads-up phase from the competition moving along with a dramatic final showdown soon adopted.
Bjorin, the person who was between Petersen and the other live title, is appropriately considered like a poker legend in the own right. Bjorin and Petersen could be the proverbial chalk and cheese in character however it was certainly a student giving the actual a lesson at this juncture as Petersen held a 4.5 to at least one lead over his Swedish opponent Open champion going to the heads-up fight.
The ultimate hands from the tournament encapsulated Petersen’s recent rise to prominence because he asserted pressure by shoving a pre-flop holding 9-9 which was then known as by Bjorin having a-K. The 7-10-8-5-5 board sealed Chris Bjorin’s fate and that he finished runner-up for 49,690, while Mickey Petersen was topped the 2012 British Poker champion.
Following his win, Petersen was seen grinding out a large number of tournament tables on PokerStars but surely it won’t be lengthy prior to the Dane is viewed battling it in live tournaments once more.