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Carry On Copenhagen

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: May 19, 2009


The European Poker Tour reached Copenhagen in February, but the main event was not the only star attraction. A saucy selection of “side events” added spice to what was already an exciting week of Scandi-dominated destruction. Action kicked off with the Scandinavian Poker Awards which was hosted by PokerStars and held in Luux nightclub in Copenhagen. Unsurprisingly, it was the Danish champion Peter Eastgate who stood out from the crowd, as Annette Obrestad did last year, when he received not one but two awards — “Rookie of the year” and the highly prestigious “All-round performance of the year”. As he made his acceptance speech he took a light-hearted stab at Norwegian Johnny Lodden when asked what he was going to do now to try and beat this feat. He replied, “I’ll do like Johnny Lodden … and start losing … heavily.” Godfather of poker, Thor Hansen, who last year ...

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