Team PokerStars Pro snags Theo Jorgensen
Three men--or reasonable facsimiles of men--stood with their bloggers' notebooks in their hands and their pens at the ready. They jockeyed among the undulating mass of players at the 2010 World Series of Poker and looked at Theo Jorgensen.
"Why isn't he a member of Team PokerStars Pro?" asked one.
"I don't know," said another.
"Theo should be a member of Team PokerStars Pro," said the third.
This is a very close version of an actual conversation the members of Team PokerStars Blog had as they watched Jorgensen plow through the vast majority of the WSOP Main Event field this year. He eventually finished 30th for more than $250,000.
Meanwhile, the bloggers (yes, us) sat there and thought, "Theo should be a member of Team PokerStars Pro."
And then it happened.
This morning, PokerStars announced it had finally snagged one of Denmark's top players. Going forward, expect to see Jorgensen wearing the trademark Team PokerStars Pro patches on his shoulder.
If you don't spend much time in Europe and don't have a poster of Jorgensen on your dorm wall, here's the short version of his story:
After a stint in a Copenhagen business school, Jorgensen bounced around the job world before going to work in the casino industry. A longtime poker player, Jorgensen eventually decided he wanted to try his hand at playing cards for a living. And that he has done.
Since he went pro, Jorgensen has amassed nearly $3 million in career earnings, including a WSOPE bracelet and WPT Paris title. An avid sportsman, Jorgensen is comfortable on just about any kind of field of play (note, he's a boxer and once whipped Gus Hansen just for the fun of it).
Now a member of Team Pro, you'll see Jorgensen even more on PokerStars playing under the name "Theo J."
So, we bloggers may not have a lot of clout around these parts, but we know a good Team Pro when we see one (and we're not just saying that because Mr. Jorgensen could knock us out with one punch).
Welcome to the team, Theo.