Swede Henrik Johansson Snags First Bracelet at WSOPE 2013

Published on 15 October 2013 by Pokerlistings 688
888poker qualifier Henrik Johansson crushed his way to victory in the second bracelet event of the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe. It was the 21-year-old Swede's first live poker tournament but he's been playing high-stakes cash online for some time so he wasn't short on experience. Johansson freerolled his way into this event by winning a VIP raffle on 888poker and now he's €129,700 richer.
Matt: Welcome back to Paris. Today, we introduce you to the second gold bracelet winner of this year's WSOP Europe, 888 Poker's Henrik Johansson.

Henrik: My name is Henrik and I'm 21 years old from Sweden. I'm here because I won a package from 888. I started pretty young like 14 or 15. WSOP had a video game which I bought and played that for a little bit. I learned the rules for playing. I didn't even know the rules when I bought the game. And then played some play money off some sites and then I got $10 on my birthday from my parents. I got lucky from there.

I'm not really a tournament player so this was the first tournament. It's been fun to get more experience. And also I'm not used to playing so long. Usually, I just play a cash game and play for like a couple of hours and then you do something else. All the situations you're not used to, it's very easy to get nervous. I was definitely nervous sometimes, but it's been a lot of fun.

Yeah, it feels good. It started to get more fun the more players that are eliminated. I prefer to play more short-handed. Even more fun and more fun.

Yeah, it feels good. I thought I was coming into the final table probably a decent chance to win, but I surely didn't expect to win every time. I'm more comfortable now playing live than I was going in. I think that's the major thing that changed. I really enjoyed the final table. It was good fun.