Frederik Jensen’s win in the PokerStars European Poker Tour main event in Madrid over the weekend was the fifth for Danish players on the tour, a country that has consistently produced some of the best players in the world.
Gus Hansen is perhaps the most well-known.
The “Great Dane” won the first ever World Poker Tour event — the Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas — before adding the Los Angeles Poker Classic title in the same season. Hansen then added the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure title a year later (then a WPT event) and has since claimed the Aussie Millions to his list of victories, famously writing a book detailing every hand played on his way to the win, appropriately titled, “Every Hand Revealed.”
Joining Hansen on the WPT roll call are the likes of Theo Jorgensen, Caspar Hansen, Christian Grundtvig and Rehne Pederesen, winners of some of poker’s richest prizes, with Sander Lyloff, Peter Jepsen, Allan Baekke, Mickey Petersen and now Frederik Jensen added their names to the list of European champions.
In 2008 Peter Eastgate became the youngest World Series of Poker main event champion in history. Some suggested Eastgate was the new Gus Hansen, something that countryman Jacob Rasmussen replied: “It’s more like Gus Hansen is the first Peter Eastgate.”
Frederik Jensen’s win is just the latest Danish triumph. Read more about the Danish Poker Federation on their website.