The 36-year-old Dane won his first World Series of Poker bracelet on Friday night, defeating Betfair Poker pro Sorel Mizzi in heads-up play to claim Event 3, the £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament at Betfair's World Series of Poker Europe.
In many ways, Jorgensen's victory seemed fated. The longtime pro had held a dominating chip lead throughout Friday's final table and built it to a seemingly insurmountable advantage after a remarkable series that saw him make quads on back-to-back hands to eliminate rivals Jason Mercier and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson.
Later, after losing a 3-1 lead in heads-up play to Mizzi, Jorgensen found himself one card away from a second-place finish after Mizzi engineered a dramatic suck-out on fourth street. But Jorgensen hit his four-outer to double up and Mizzi would never threaten again. A few hands later, the tournament was over.
Hours before Jorgensen's triumphant final hand, nine PLO survivors had returned to the Empire Casino to play out the final table of the penultimate event at the 2008 WSOPE. Action kicked off at 4 p.m. with Jorgensen, Mizzi, Ferguson and Mercier joining exclusive PokerListings.com interview, while Mizzi earns £132,000 for his time.
Congratulations to all who cashed and we'll see you at the Main Event on Saturday!