A young Swede called Gusten Sjöberg aka “Gurre” is taking down some big online tournaments. Who is he?
One of the players to have come to prominence recently is the young Swedish player Gusten Sjöberg aka “Gurre”.
He started playing the $10 and $20 rebuys on PokerStars but in the summer graduated to the $50 and $100 rebuy tournaments. He quickly made an impact at this level and is now regularly final tabling these.
His first decent score was finishing second in the $100 re-buy when he took down just over $5,000. Since then he has been in fantastic form, with several wins over $10k coming from finishing deep in the $100 and $50 rebuys. So far he has made just over 50 final tables on Stars, showing what a great player he is.
The 100 rebuy on PokerStars is generally accepted to be one of the toughest games on the internet so Gurre is a player who commands plenty of respect.
He reached the zenith of any online poker player’s career when he took down the PokerStars Sunday Million. He trousered over $187,000 when he hit first trips, then quads, with his pocket 3s. That’s a nice way to win.
Usually in this tournament the last two or three players do a deal but this time they failed to agree terms and play went on until Gurre had won.
Sjöberg is now reckoned to be one of the best players in Sweden and has been invited to be part of a team of Swedish players, all friends, who are called Team Club of Poker. The team includes Bo Sehlstedt (“Legato”), Anders Henriksson and Patric Martensson.
Legato himself won the Sunday Million (good for $132k) so he too must be feared should you find yourself playing next to him on PokerStars.
The foursome in Team Club of Poker are clearly on top of their game and say they love travelling the world together playing in the highest stakes tournaments around.
Although he is yet to finish very deep in a big live event Gurre seems to have made the transition to live play, and it can’t be long before a major cash comes his way. He finished and impressive 13th in the Barcelona EPT event back in October 2006, good for $26k.
He also travelled to Vegas and finished 482nd in the World Series of Poker main event (for $26k), good form when you consider he had a field of nearly 9,000 to contend with.
We can expect to see a lot more of him in the next few years.