* Following the recent Swedish police raids, tournament organisers are playing it safe
The action packed Swedish Poker Championship took place this week... in Tallinn, Estonia following recent Swedish police raids on poker tournaments. The last minute change of location did nothing to diminish a great event in which many leading stars took part, and an amateur player triumphed.
The No-Limit Texas Hold'em event was played Wednesday to Saturday last week and attracted a starting field of 268 keen players, seven women among them, with two of them reaching the final table.
Amateur player Carl-Johan Geijer, a 33-year old financial adviser from Stockholm, defeated 21-year old female player Michaela Johansson in an exciting heads-up to claim the title and $130 000 in prize money.