I am a 29 year old Norwegian poker pro and Unibet Poker ambassador, currently located in Malta.
I’ve always been very much into games: board games, card games, video games, you name it. I was never really interested in sports – video games and the online world was where I excelled at. From the Zelda and Donkey Kong series on Nintendo, into computer games like CS, Wc3, DotA and WoW. I quickly learned that there was one skill I lacked more than any other – moderation. Whatever I played, I tried to be the best and devoted a lot of time and energy into becoming exactly that. This “quality” obviously has both upsides and downsides. I remember back when I was really going hard at Warcraft 3, nothing else mattered. I had surpassed 100 kg on the bathroom scale, I did not care too much about appearance, I had no luck with girls and I felt uncomfortable in most social situation. If you want to read more about my “transformation” you can check out this interview I did with Lee Davy from pokerlistings.com: Interview
Around 2004 one of my clan mates from Warcraft 3 introduced me to the game of poker. I began grinding freerolls online and playing low buy-in home games with friends. I quickly became obsessed with it and consumed all the poker books and learning material I could find. Old school epics like “Super System 2” by Doyle Brunson, “Theory of Poker” by David Sklansky, “Harrington on Hold’em” by Dan Harrington and a bunch of others. I also signed up to the best video training sites of that time, CardRunners and StoxPoker. I found myself rising quickly through the ranks of fixed limit hold’em, which was the most common game back then. After reaching 30/60 FLHE, I made the switch to the new up and coming game – No Limit Hold’Em. After playing NLHE SNG’s and tournaments for a while, I eventually discovered heads-up no NLHE cash games, which quickly became my favourite format.
After years of grinding on a hobby level online, I found myself growing tired of poker. I also hit a couple of bumps in the road. First and foremost – having my whole bankroll on Full Tilt Poker when ‘Black Friday’ hit. Then some time later I had a 5-digit balance on Lock Poker when that site also went down. As many of you know, players got back their money from Full Tilt when PokerStars bought it. I only managed to retrieve half of my balance from Lock Poker though. Both these events took away some of my motivation from both improving and playing, and I found myself focusing more on other areas of life. I finished school, obtaining a master’s degree in brewing science and technology in 2015 and was set on making a career in the beer brewing world.
In 2016, while working at my first “real job” in a Norwegian brewery, I rediscovered poker and decided to try to build a bankroll again. I found that poker was fun again, and with the games having changed a lot since I played, I also had new motivation to learn and become a better player. I had been watching a lot of Twitch streams while getting back into poker, and thought streaming looked like a lot of fun. So in September 2016 I decided to give it a shot myself – I ordered a webcam, a microphone and the essentials to set up a decent stream.
At the moment I am mostly playing and streaming mid to high stakes (NL400/NL800) cash games on Unibet, as well as the occasional tournament.
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