Johnny Lodden

Waiting for my spots...and the tax man

I'm writing after getting back from EPT London, where I did relatively well. I had really been looking forward to that trip. I love London and had an idea I'd hang out a lot, play a lot of cash games, and go to some football matches as well. But I ended up playing in tournaments about 12 hours a ...more

by Johnny Lodden on December 1, 2014 6:53 AM

Norwegian family reunion

Here's something you might not know about Norway. While we are free to play online poker, live poker is actually illegal. Despite this hurdle, we still organize one of the best live tournament series in Europe--the Norwegian Championship. For me, it's the most fun week of poker in the entire year. ...more

by Johnny Lodden on July 22, 2014 8:32 AM

Final table deal? No, thanks

I play the Super Tuesday fairly regularly on PokerStars. That's the weekly $1,050 No-limit Hold'em tournament that has been getting bigger and bigger lately. It's a great tournament, and the winners are now getting more than $100,000 pretty much every week.With the prize pool so big, deals at the f...more

by Johnny Lodden on December 6, 2013 2:25 AM

Is it real or not?

I'm writing from Spain this time where I'm vacationing after having been in Las Vegas for the WSOP. I'll be here a little longer, will go back home to Norway for a while, then will return to Spain for EPT Barcelona soon.As far as tournaments go, the World Series wasn't much to speak of for me this ...more

by Johnny Lodden on August 19, 2013 7:13 AM

Making the last eight of THAT EPT Grand Final

This blog was written before Johnny Lodden left to play the WSOP Main Event.The WSOP is front and center for most poker players at the moment, and I'm looking forward to getting to Las Vegas to play as well. But I'm also still thinking a lot about the European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo, ...more

by Johnny Lodden on July 15, 2013 6:59 AM

Traveling to play a local championship

It has been another busy year of traveling again, with a big highlight so far being the Norwegian Championships in March. As far as playing went, I came in third in the heads-up event, although the rest didn't go so well. But it was still great fun and I wanted to share a little bit about it, sinc...more

by Johnny Lodden on May 7, 2013 6:46 AM

Frozen to my mouse

I'm writing from freezing Norway, where the winter is super cold as usual. Not a lot to do, really, except stay indoors. For me that is working out okay, because I'm playing a lot of online poker this winter, and I'm enjoying it, too.I often prefer live poker to online, so it's kind of refreshing ...more

by Johnny Lodden on March 26, 2013 7:12 AM

Five cards good, two cards bad

by Johnny LoddenI've spent the ten last days abroad playing PLO. It went pretty bad - I lost almost every day and didn't feel that I played that well in the end. Additionally, you can safely say the poker gods were not on my side. I think the main problem with this trip was that I did not go off the...more

by Johnny Lodden on November 26, 2012 5:59 AM

Slow start, strong finish, by Johnny Lodden

by Johnny LoddenThe EPT season is now over and with Monte Carlo Grand Final behind us, it's time for some serious online poker focus. Yesterday the tournament highlight of spring started: SCOOP. First up was the No-Limit Hold'em 6 max and No-Limit Hold'em two-day tournament.Let's start with saying t...more

by Brad Willis on May 5, 2010 1:46 AM