Swede Wins $12,000 Package to World Poker Finals – Aims to Beat Pros at Foxwoods

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Swedish poker player Micael Persson landed a spot in the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Poker Finals at Foxwoods this November when he championed a qualifying tournament sponsored by leading online poker guide PokerListings.com (pokerlistings.com) and poker room Pacific Poker (pacificpoker.com) using a set of kings.

Persson has been playing poker regularly for four years, and was full of confidence going in to the tournament. The 35 year old faced down 34 competitors to take home the $12,000 WPT prize package offered by PokerListings.com (http://www.pokerlistings.com) and Pacific Poker (http://www.pacificpoker.com) on Sunday, October 30th, and his poker ego is still pumped up – battling some of the world’s best poker players in the World Poker Finals at Foxwoods doesn’t faze him.

“My expectation was to win the qualifying tournament and to win a World Poker Tour event. I want to win at Foxwoods,” said Persson. He describes himself as a tight, aggressive player and is confident he will be able to stay cool when he’s up against the big guns, thanks to his “calm Swedish temperament.”

The WPT World Poker Finals will take place at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut from November 13th to 16th. First place prize is an estimated $2 million.

David Williams, senior editor at PokerListings.com, is happy to give the Swede a chance to fulfill his dream. “We are excited to be offering these exclusive deals to our readers, even more so because the chance of hitting the jackpot is quite high. What most people don’t realize is that few people actually show up for game day in these qualifying events which gives them top value,” said Williams.

In this case, the first place package was worth $12,000. PokerListings.com hosted the WPT satellite together with online poker room Pacific Poker; A great combination, according to Micael Persson.

“PokerListings.com is an excellent site. I visit it quite often and it is thanks to them that I started playing at Pacific Poker in the first place,” said Persson. “Pacific Poker is also a great place, with exceptionally fun and loose games,” he added.

About PokerListings

PokerListings.com (http://www.pokerlistings.com) was launched in 2003 and quickly became the largest online poker guide. This free-to-use website provides poker players across the globe with in-depth analysis of all major online poker rooms as well as the world's best online poker deals, including sign-up bonuses and promotional offers, and detailed content on poker strategy, tournaments, news, and free rolls.

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