Danish Petersen Wins EPT Copenhagen

February 26, 2012

Young gun Dane poker pro Mickey Petersen, known online as “mementmori” took the first place win at the 2012 EPT Copenhagen yesterday and a €338,133 paycheck, worth about $455K in $US. This is only a drop in the bucket for the Internet poker phenomenon though, as his online earnings total more than $4.6 million. He’s only played in about 50 live tournaments, which account for about $700K, including the EPT Copenhagen, which proves that although he doesn’t have as much live experience, he’s just as good at the felt as he is at the computer.

Petersen said of his win, “This is so special to me. Not only is it the first time I’ve done well in a live event but doing it on home turf like this is just amazing. I’m good friends with Rupert (Elder), David (Vamplew), (Kevin) MacPhee and Ben (Wilinofsky), all those guys that have won EPTs in the last couple of years so to join that club is awesome.”

Petersen started the eight-man final table at the Casino Copenhagen in fourth place. He ultimately made his way through the opposition to a heads-up battle against Pierre “Zoutechamp” Neuville, Team PokerStars Pro. Six hours later, Petersen finally emerged the winner after both he and Neuville were all in pre-flop with A/5 vs. A/4, respectively. The K/J/6/3/5 board sent the hand to Petersen.

Petersen explained the ups and downs of the final session: “I felt pretty confident going into the heads up match but I’d like to think that I ran really bad in cards in the first couple of hours. I barely had a pair and I had ace-jack once and had to fold it. I was getting run over a little bit and then I made two stupid mistakes that I kind of regret which put a little doubt in my mind. Eventually I managed to grind it back, very slowly and steadily so that was really nice.”


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