Petersen Prevails in WSOP PLO

Petersen Prevails in WSOP PLO

Monday, 29 June 2015

Little known Dane Alexander Petersen is now the proud owner of one of the most prestigious bracelets on offer at this year's World Series of Poker after taking down the $10k PLO Championship.

The 31-year-old usually plies his trade on the high stakes online tables but his live CV makes for pretty skinny reading. The man from Aarhus put that right in some style, pocketing a cool $927,655 after topping a high-class 387-runner field over three days.

After working his way through a final table that included Shaun Deeb, Davidi Kitai and Dusk Till Dawn's Simon 'Aces' Trumper, Petersen was left to face the not inconsiderable challenge of Jason Mercier heads up. Looking to secure his second bracelet of 2015, Mercier started two-handed play with a three-to one lead but amazingly it took just two hands for him to lose the lot.

A quick double up put the Dane in the lead and before he'd even had the chance to stack all his chips he'd managed to seal the deal, turning a flush to crush the PokerStars pro's two-pair. $572,989 should offer some consolation.

“Coming to Las Vegas was always a break for me, away from playing,” Petsersen told  “This is first event I played here where I really took it seriously, and it paid off.”

Tags: WSOP 2015, Alexander Petersen, Jason Mercier