Among the global high-profile poker competitions is the WSOP Main Event. The 2014 45th yearly World Series of Poker that was hosted in Las Vegas introduced new figures in the top-notch player’s lists.
The prize which is a fortuitous $10M windfall could not stop Felix Stephenson, a young player from besting a field of 6,683 players from making it to the November Nine. Though a new figure in the WSOP as he has no previous records, he ousted others alongside Martin Jacobson to make it to the final for a titanic heads-up battle.
Felix is not in oblivion in his home country as he has widely played local events. He left a tinge in the Norwegian Championships that was held in Nottingham, United Kingdom where he placed 12th midst players that gave him $34,000. His live events by 2014 were rated to be as $22,118. This saw him throw his hat in the WSOP Main Event. To demonstrate his lofty nascent perspicacity, at the final hand Stephenson called when Jacobson purported to move wholly due to a button raise. However, when the ultimate board came, his Hearts could not surmount Martin Jacobson’s card match. Placing second, he garnered a whooping amount of $5,147,911.
This was a boost to his meager earlier earnings as he has now managed to accumulate more than $7,000,000 for his total earnings in live events. To this end, he is poised to feature in the next WSOP, though his first was a disappointment as he did not make it to the final table or cash in. With his sudden rise to prominence, one cannot deny he will be back in the World Poker Tour, WSOP and the European Poker tour as he is now domiciled in England. Undoubtedly, the second place in the WSOP was a feat and bolstered his standing in the poker industry, it’s yet to be known what his potential events are as a new year arrives.