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William Thorson, a Young Professional Swedish Poker Player

William Thorson is only 27 years old but on his account there are 23 cashes in different tournaments. His total winnings exceed $2,000,000. He is triple final table player in the European Poker Tour (EPT).

What concerns his World Series of Poker, in 2006 he walked away with $907,128 on the 13th place. That time he played No Limit Hold'em. But the next time, just in a year in the same tournament he won the third place in Limit Hold'em and cashed over $130,000.

Thorson won the PokerStars Baltic Festival Main Event in Tallinn, Estonia and took $98,000 home. His recent major tournament is 2010 WSOP Main Event. Also he is one of five non-American players in the top eight in chips, which is quite impressive.

Except poker games, he likes riding and training horses. Also he is the member of Team PokerStars Pro.

List of Top Winnings

EventPlaceWinningYear
Pokerstars.com Baltic Festival1st $115,942 2010
NAPT Caribbean Poker Adventure PokerStars EPT/ Season 6 LAPT/ Season 31st $72,465 2010
London Open PokerStars EPT/Season 61st $85,342 2009
Spring Poker Week2nd $8,619 2008
38th Annual World Series of Poker3rd $136,493 2007
The Irish Winter Tour PokerStars EPT/Season 33rd $242,176 2006
Showdown Poker Tour2nd $56,619 2006
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