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Jorgensen joins Team PokerStars Pro

26 October 2010

(PRESS RELEASE) -- One of Europe's best-known and most popular poker players, Theo Jorgensen, has joined PokerStars as a member of the elite Team PokerStars Pro. The Danish pro, who has enjoyed his best year ever after winning more than $1.1 million from live tournaments in 2010, will begin his role as brand ambassador by hosting the opening event of the Nordic Championship of Online Poker on November 4.

Jorgensen, 38, said: "I'm delighted to be joining the world's largest poker site. PokerStars has always hosted the best poker events in the world and sponsors only the most talented players, so I am very excited to be a part of this."

Having taken up the game in 1993, Jorgensen is now viewed as one of poker's most experienced players. To date he has won $2,410,519 in live tournaments, with several career highlights including:

• 1st place at WPT Grand Prix de Paris for €638,377 (May 2010)
• 1st place at WSOP Europe – £5,000 Pot Limit Omaha – for £218,626 (September 2008)
• 4th place at EPT Copenhagen for $177,225 (January 2007)
• 4th place at EPT Deauville for €118,300 (February 2006)

Explaining why Theo Jorgensen was selected for Team PokerStars Pro, PokerStars Nordic Director Michael Holmberg said: "Theo Jorgensen is in every way a fantastic ambassador for poker. Both his impressive merits at the tables and his positive aura fall perfectly in line with PokerStars' values."

Holmberg added: "We look forward to having such an experienced player as part of Team PokerStars Pro. Theo Jorgensen is a role model for many young and older players."

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