Born in Sweden, Chris Bjorin has made the move to London England due to a professional decision: it is a pro poker player’s paradise!
A highly skilled player, Chris Bjorin prefers keeping a low profile, which is the reason why even serious poker enthusiasts are not very familiar with his name. Yet, even though he actively avoids giving interviews or appearing on televised poker tournaments, because of his reserved demeanor, Chris is more likely to be found at a poker table trying to be as inconspicuous as possible. This attitude makes him stand out among the current lot of poker pros that play at sites like PokerStars, FullTiltPoker, as well as this site, all of whom love publicity and promoting themselves if not merchandise they are brand ambassadors for!
Thus, in this era of advertising and blatant self-promotion, it is a pleasant surprise to find someone as experienced, skilled and calm like Chris Bjorin who shuns the spotlight even after decades of playing pro poker.
It was only when he overcame his pet hate for giving news bytes to journalists that brief records about his early life were shared with the poker circuit regulars, that too, only after Bjorin started participating in live poker tournament and earned consistently good results; that was in the late 1980’s. He had been playing various games before he made it big on the tournament poker circuit.
However, it was due to his 2 WSOP bracelets that Chris Bjorin received his share of admiration because now he couldn’t prevent the media attention he had rightly earned because of winning the authoritative competitions in professional poker. His first WSOP bracelet came in 1997 when he participated and won in the $1500 Pot Limit Omaha game while his second came courtesy the $3000 No Limit Holdem event held in 2001.
The years 1992, 1997 and 2001 were also lucky for Bjorin because he cashed at 3 WSOP Main Events and secured his pro status even further while simultaneously participating in the World Poker Tour, though he didn’t quite make a mark there. As far as making the final table in a major poker competitive event is concerned, Bjorin has reached it once in the PPT (Professional Poker Tour) in a by-invitation only event.
He first showed promise as a star poker player in 1990 during a No Limit Hold’em tournament organized at the Manx Classic and has also traveled extensively for poker games in the Stud, Omaha and Razz categories held in different parts of the United States.
He was spurred to improve his game after the second place position he earned during the 1991 and 1994 WSOP events and worked hard to enhance his tournament strategies, so that persistence and practice paid off soon after and Bjorin earned his first bracelet along with $169,200 in 1997 for the pot-limit Omaha game.
A ninth place finish at the $10K NLHE Main Event’s final table the same year and his second WSOP bracelet in 2000 ensured his link with WSOP events serve him best, because this is where he shone brightly like a true star: with 57 cashes he skillfully earned at the Las Vegas Series. These consistent wins earned Bjorin 8th position in the history of poker and he continues to play his favorite card game that his earned him a sizeable $4,331,535 in total winnings besides nurturing his interest in sports betting. This article was provided by http://www.playsolidpoker.com/.