Denmark’s Theo Jorgensen studied Business at college in Copenhagen, and worked a series of different jobs before going on to find work in a casino. He got bored after a few years though, and decided that he’d rather receive the cards than deal them. He’d been playing poker for years, so the decision to turn full-time pro was an easy one, and with millions of dollars earned since, it’s a career move that has definitely paid off.
Theo has a long list of major title wins and cashes stretching back years, with his first major victory coming in a 7-Card Stud event at the Poker EM festival in 2004 for $125,248. His breakthrough stateside came when he made the final table of a Stud event at the 2007 World Series of Poker*, finishing 5th for a cash of $46,530. A few months later he played the first ever WSOPE* Main Event and finished 8th for another huge payday of $171,308. The following year he locked up his place in poker history on his return to the WSOPE*, taking down the £5,000 Pot Limit Omaha event for $397,617 and his first bracelet. Other strong WSOP* results include a final table in a Pot Limit Omaha event in 2009, plus a top-30 finish in the 2010 Main Event worth $255,242. Theo also won his first World Poker Tour title in 2010, taking victory at the WPT Grand Prix de Paris tournament for $848,736 - the biggest cash of his career so far. He’s also come close to winning a European Poker Tour (EPT) title on several occasions, busting in 4th place at Deauville and Copenhagen in 2006 and 2007 respectively, and again in London in 2013, for a combined total of $594,251.
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When he isn’t playing the circuit, Theo likes listening to a wide selection of music, and competes in sports like soccer, tennis, squash and boxing. He says he’s proud to be a member of poker’s elite team, and is focussed on bringing more major titles home to Denmark in the future. He is a member of Team PokerStars Pro and plays online using the screen name ‘Theo J.’
|Poker EM 7-Card Stud Championship Final||October 2004||1st||$125,248|
|EPT Deauville €4,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event||February 2006||4th||$141,643|
|EPT Copenhagen DKR 37,500 No Limit Hold’em Main Event||January 2007||4th||$177,225|
|2007 WSOP* $5,000 World Championship 7-Card Stud||June 2007||5th||$46,530|
|2007 WSOP*E £10,000 Championship Main Event||September 2007||8th||$171,308|
|2008 WSOP*E £5,000 Pot Limit Omaha||September 2008||1st||$397,617|
|2009 WSOP* $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha||June 2009||8th||$26,955|
|WPT Grand Prix de Paris €10,000 Main Event||May 2010||1st||$848,736|
|2010 WSOP* $10,000 Championship Main Event||July 2010||30th||$255,242|
|EPT London £5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event||March 2013||4th||$275,383|
|PokerStars TCOOP $2,100 No Limit Hold’em High Roller||February 2015||1st||$193,237|
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