Theo Jorgensen landed in 30th in the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event. After Day 6 of the $10,000 buy-in tournament, the Copenhagen, Denmark, poker professional – who has been playing the game since the early 1990s – held nearly a two million chip lead over the field. He boosted the GDP of Denmark by $255,000 after his six-day run.
Jorgensen has traveled the world, playing in some of the biggest games around, and took up tournament poker in 2004. His first splash on the tournament poker world was a large one, finishing third in the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha event during the schedule of the Five Star World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Since that time, Jorgensen has been one of the most prolific tournament players in Europe, earning over $2.3 million in his poker career. Between 2007 and 2010, Jorgensen has made a major impression on the non-U.S. poker scene with major championships in the United Kingdom and France.
In 2007, Jorgensen made final tables in both the Las Vegas and European versions of the WSOP, winning his first bracelet in 2008 in a £5,000 Pot Limit Omaha event. In that tournament, he defeated Titan poker pro Sorel “Imper1um” Mizzi, Max Pescatori, and Chris “Jesus” Ferguson to win the bracelet.
In May 2010, Jorgensen became the champion of the resurrected World Poker Tour (WPT) stop at the Rendezvous à Paris at the Aviation Club. The $848,736 payday from the 247-player field was the largest cash of his career, something he will eclipse by driving deep in the 2010 WSOP Main Event.
Sponsored by online poker room Bet24, Jorgensen will step to the higher levels of cash games on many sites. He is mostly seen at Full Tilt Poker, playing stakes up to $200/$400 under the name “THEDONKEYNO1.” Jorgensen once faced off against Full Tilt Poker pro Gus Hansen in a boxing ring, coming out victorious. The two Danes squared off in a promotional match for GusHansenTV.com.