2007 WCOOP: Profile of Event #3 winner, jalla79
Jalla79 won more than $67,000 in Event #3 of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. The full-time pro from Sweden marks the win as not his biggest, but one of the bigger scores he's put together recently. The money is headed straight for his bankroll.
"It was a great feeling, as it always is to reach FT," he said. "It was special because of WCOOP and to win it was really nice."
Jalla79 has been playing poker for around three years, half of that time at PokerStars playing Pot-Limit Omaha and No-Limit Hold'em tournaments. With seven tables left in the six-max event, the Swede realized he was on his way to a big score.
"I hit a straight against AA and took a huge pot, after that pot I felt pretty sure I would make the final table," he said. "I got the feeling that this one is mine, because the players start to think more and tighten up. I had a monster stack and I am a very aggressive player and knew that my stack wouldn't become smaller."
Jalla79 gas been a gambling since he was a youngster. Now 27 years old, he spends his off time with his girl friend and watching his favorite soccer team, Solna AIK, on the field.
When he's not playing on PokerStars, jalla79 hits up his local casino where he plays in the big monthly tourneys. While the cash game action is, in his estimation, good, he prefers to stick to the tournaments.
"I see my self as a tourney player," he said.
Now, so does everybody else.
For the full story on jalla79's win, read the 2007 WCOOP: Event # 3 Final Table Report.