Anders Hoyer Berg has always been interested in numbers and games, and with a PhD in Pure Mathematics and a background in expert-level chess, it was no surprise that he’d do well at poker. Anders was one of the first players to join PokerStars and his User ID ‘Donald’ shows that he set up his account way back in 2001. He also has the claim to fame of being PokerStars first ever World Series of Poker* Main Event qualifier, and as you’d expect from such an experienced player, he’s found plenty of success both online and in live events.
He is one of the most successful online poker tournament players of all time, with an incredible three World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) bracelets to his name. There was also an impressive online run in June 2010 when Anders (commonly called by his screen name Donald) made five final tables in major Sunday tournaments on PokerStars, and astonishingly won four of them. To top it all off, each one of those tournaments was in a different game, proving that Anders is undoubtedly one of online poker’s best players and a jack of all trades. He has also performed well in the Spring Championship of Online Poker, and won a SCOOP title in May 2011 for taking down the High-level HORSE event.
Anders has also excelled in the live arena, adding international tournament cashes to his resume including several deep runs at the World Series of Poker* and the European Poker Tour (EPT). Whether it is self-motivation, his extensive background in game theory and mathematics, or just raw natural talent, Anders seems to find impressive results year after year and shows no signs of slowing down for his opponents.
Anders seems to have achieved the impossible; he is a consistent yet humble poker and chess winner, but also maintains a balance in his life that is not commonly found among elite game players. When he’s not playing poker, Anders takes his competitive urges outdoors and is involved with track and field. He’s a Norwegian 100m, 200m and Long Jump champion for the 40+ age group, and he spends a lot of time on fitness training. Anders Hoyer Berg is a member of Team PokerStars Online, playing under the User ID ‘Donald’.
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