Team PokerStars Pro signs Johnny Lodden

After years of seeing Johnny Lodden at PokerStars events, what happened today almost seems like a formality. Lodden has become friend to PokerStars, to the PokerStars players, and even to the PokerStars bloggers. Now, the wrecking ball from Norway is officially a member of Team PokerStars Pro.

Hailing from the land of Jorpeland, Norway, Lodden grew up on cards. He played with his family, he played with his friends. In his early years, he honed his competitive spirit on the game Uno. By the time he was 15, Lodden was playing poker with his high school friends and taking their money whenever he could.

Now, Lodden is one of Scandinavia's best known poker players and the first Norwegian to earn a spot in the elite Team PokerStars Pro stable.

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By age 20, Lodden was playing the highest available stakes online and crushing the live poker scene. In 2006, Lodden earned his first cash on the European Poker Tour. Before long, it seemed hardly right to call a tournament an EPT event unless Lodden was there.

Lodden has eight cashes on the European Poker Tour. In 2008, he just missed making the final table of the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo.

Now a member of Team PokerStars Pro, Lodden has re-set his sights on winning a EPT title.

You will find Lodden at just about every EPT event and always on PokerStars. He plays under the screen name name 'johnnylodden'.

Welcome to the Team, Johnny. It's been a long time coming.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Team PokerStars Pro