Player Profiles


Screenname: Nebuchad

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Jonas Danielsson – the winner of the Legends Reunion has had a nice run this year at Ladbrokes winning over $500.000. The 24-year old player comes from Sweden and has been playing fulltime sice April 2005.

Starting from a scratch

Danielsson started playing online in summer of 2004 with sit-n-gos and some freeroll tournaments. After the first freeroll tournament win he started soon to try out some cash games. The first games were at full ring $0.25/0.50 NL Texas, but those didn’t go too well. So he tried out the 6-handed tables and has never looked back.

After a while he started to play $0.50/1 NL and worked his bankroll to around $400. Then he got his hands on Doyle Brunsons Super System – after reading that he turned his bankroll into $1.900 within the next 4 hours.

Then he countinued to win and play in the bigger games with limited bankroll. He even tried out $15/30 NL with a $9.000 bankroll – winning $6.000 from his first session. After a while trying out $10/20 he went on to tear the $5/10 NL tables making $90.000/month.

Partying is not good for poker

But everytime he tried out the $10/20 NL he got crushed – after a while he took some time off and partied a lot… and played $25/50 NL drunk! He went on to invest money on a house leaving only $25.000 for his bankroll. This was quickly burned down to $4.000.

Then he started playing more seriously again. Concentrated on learning more and analyzing his game. Soon after that he was winning from everyone at Ladbrokes, booking a $700.000 month. Until he played Kristian Ulriksen who won all of those winnings from him in five days.

But after that he got himself up again and back on winning ways. Now back on dominating the big NL-games at Ladbrokes.

Screennames: TerrorOfSweden / TheTerrorist / Fast_Freddie

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Everybody was wondering who was this Fast_Freddie who made Johnny “bad_ip” Lodden lose his temper. Fast_Freddie won the biggest ever online pot from Lodden – worth $465.000. Later Mohamad Kowssarie confirmed that he is Fast_Freddie.

Kowssarie is from Sweden and 24-years old. He learned to play poker at the age of eight. Already at the age of 17 he was a very skilled player. His first online-games were no-limit games with blinds $1/2 and $2/4 and he made a meteoric rise after that.

First it was all about money – he wanted to win more and more. But after that he set himself a goal: to beat the best players in the world. That goal keeps him motivated – he wants to improve more and more as a poker player.

The biggest online pot:

Kowssarie and Lodden had played for a longer time already – both guys making tons of reloads (and having huge stacks).

Preflop: Lodden bet to $1.600 and Kowssarie raised to $4.000 with AJ. Lodden called.

Flop: As Ac 7c and Kowssarie bet $8.000. Lodden raised to $16.000. Kowssarie then re-raised to $32.000. Lodden called.

Turn: 5s and Kowssarie bet $74.000 and Lodden went all-in for $110.000 more. Kowssarie called.

River: Kc wich Kowssarie didn’t want to see… but he won the pot anyway. (Lodden told later that he had A9)

Screenname: Annette_15

Annette Obrestad is only 19-years old girl and winner of over $2.000.000! By winning the World Series of Poker Europe main event she became the youngest WSOP-winner ever (and first female to win WSOP main event, all-time biggest female WSOP money-winner and record holder for largest cash for a female player).

Starting from zero

Being underaged Annette started her carreer by playing freerolls – her parents were strict about not giving her the possibility to deposit via their credit cards. She made a great breakthrough by winning a huge freeroll at UltimateBet, giving her enough bankroll to move to real money games.

At first she made great results by playing ABC-poker but she wanted to play higher and higher. But she stumbled at higher levels, opponents were tougher and they could easily read her playing style. So she started to change her style – playing more hands and playing more aggressively.

Online-Queen

It didn’t take her too long to have the skills needed to take on the world. She is now know as one of the top-winners in huge online tournaments at PokerStars, Full Tilt and UltimateBet – recently she won the $500.000 quaranteed tournament at Full Tilt.

She is also known for winning a sit-n-go tournament with 180 players without even looking at her cards!

Screennames: Ziigmund, Sutrakama, Ilari_FIN

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Ilari Sahamies is one of the most aggressive pot-limit Omaha players around. Coming from Finland and learning poker together with another great player Patrik Antonius can help a lot. Ilari and Patrik met playing pool (Ilari is also a two time national champion in pool) and decided to start playing poker together.

Ilari started to go regularly to Helsinkis Grand Casino to lose his money. He managed to get money for his new hobby by working at a gas-stations, construction-yards and even as an telephone-operator. First year didn’t go too well – but by the end of the second year he managed to book winnings for over 70.000€ (around $100.000).

$40.000 Omaha and The Big Game

Nowadays we can find Ilari playing at the highest level of competition. He can be seen regularly playing at the big pot-limit Omaha tables at Full Tilt Poker where the blinds are $200/400. He will never back down from a challenge – he will play (and has played numerous times) anyone especially heads-up. He has fought with the likes of Phil Ivey and David Benymine.

He also visited The Big Game this summer – booking some nice winnings. He was playing (of course) drunk and fearlessly. Barry Greenstein complimented Ilari by telling that he thinks Ilari is one of the best pot-limit Omaha players in the world. Many call him also “The Omaha Kid”.

Dirty language and coinflips

Ilari is also quite a characted at the online-tables. He can mock people and tell it straight to their faces – for example calling Gus Hansen “the biggest fish online” or David Benyamine as a “a fat gay guy”.

He is also know for favouring coinflips – he tries to get people to do coinflips for huge amounts. Largest were against Phil Ivey when they agreed to do first a series of coinflips for $40.000 each and in the end they went for $80.000 flip.

Quote from Ziigmund:

“Playing it safe will never get you to the top. More important is that you have the balls to bet at the right time. If you want to succeed you need to have a gamblers attitude”