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Felix Stephensen is a 23-year-old poker pro from Oslo, Norway, who now lives in London playing online Pot-Limit Omaha. Stephensen admits that he has very little experience playing Texas Hold'em or live poker tournaments but that didn't stop him from making it to the final table of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. Stephensen is guaranteed at least $730k for making the 2014 November Nine but has a chance at the $10 million first-place prize and the title of world champion. Stephensen enters the final table second in chips and with nearly three months to study up on his opponents and Hold'em strategy he's got a great shot at becoming the first-ever Norwegian poker world champion. Check out the full video interview with 2014 WSOP November Niner Felix Stephensen and check back in November to see if Stephensen will come out on top.
Felix: My name is Felix Swenson Stephensen, 23-years-old. I currently live in London, UK. I was born and raised in Oslo, Norway and then moved to London about three years ago. I've been playing poker professionally for about three or four years. Mostly or only online cash game, I play public medal marks and the Eurik [SP] guy. He's way better than me.
Interviewer: How did you first get into the game?
Felix: I'm think the way it was, we had some home games with friends and I liked it a bit more than the others. I felt like this was something exciting, something I could get better if I really wanted to. So I started Googling around and trying to find about...I bet I could get better at this and eventually came across two plus two and started leaving it there. Ir was troubling from the start, but somewhere along the way, something clicked and I started making money. I was a pretty good football player, a soccer player once upon a time.
I decided to give that up on that about four, five years ago, but I have a feeling I probably would be playing football if it wasn't for poker. I'll definitely be looking to find some sort of sick live crusher coach again, teach me the ropes, because I basically, I'm not an experienced playing live tournaments at all. I really don't play no limit at all. So I guess I have to get back into that.
I'm learning the jamming ranges with some big lines under the gun and all that. I'll probably do my very best to get all the info I can on very body here, just to put myself into the best possible position. It obviously would be awesome to be crowned as the world's best poker player or world champion, at least. Maybe not the best but, yeah, the world champion. Of course, that would be amazing. That would stroke my ego in a big way. The 10 million there on top, if you're smart about it, and don't go on a huge sports betting down swing or something like that. I've heard that happens, then that could take you a really, really long way.
Hopefully, I'll make it far and can make the most out of my money. I don't have to worry too much about it for a good while and where I can help people close to me out. If there's somebody who needs some, if you win what I'm I going to do with 10 million. I don't need 10 million. I'm pretty good right now so.