One of Sweden’s biggest poker events of the year takes place 1st - 6th of June; Casino Cosmopol in Stockholm hosts The Swedish Championships of Poker. Besides crowning a champion in the Main Event, official events in Shorthanded Texas Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha will be held.
Poker.se has for many years been Sweden's leading provider of live reporting, and will cover all tournaments directly from the game room throughout the championship week. With photos, interviews, hands, chip counts and updates included in the coverage, anyone interested in following the events can stay up to date with the championships in real time. Follow the live feed here: poker.se/live/pokerSM2017
The tournaments are open to players over 21 years who are Swedish citizens and/or permanent residents of Sweden. The cost of playing in the main event is SEK 11,000.
The reigning Swedish champion of poker is the professional player Michael Tureniec, who received SEK 635,000 for his 2016 victory, after beating Nicklas Kley heads-up in a 273 man strong field. Tureniec, one of Sweden's most successful tournament players of all time, followed up the performance by taking home a bracelet in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas that summer.
In this year's starting field in the championships, Svenska Spel's ambassador Simon "Dybban" Lindell, Christmas Poker Week winner Per Andersson and famous comedian Magnus Betnér are all featured. All three are bloggers on Poker.se - have a read at poker.se/proffsbloggar.
Below are the ten latest winners of the Main Event:
2016: Michael Tureniec
2015: Magnus Karlsson
2014: Daniel Karlsson
2013: Mats Jungsand
2012: Daniel Erlandsson
2011: Louis Nyberg
2010: Ferit Gabriellson
2009: Zeki Turan
2008: Christer Lagerström
2007: Henrik Wärn