Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Seat 2: Felix Stephensen (32,775,000 -- 81 BB)

Felix Stephensen

Originally from Oslo, Norway, Felix Stephensen now calls London home. Born on July 22, 1990, Stephensen currently makes his living playing poker. He does so playing primarily online under the screenname “FallAtyourFeet,” and according to online tracking records, he is up more than $300,000 since 2011.

Stephensen, who is good friends with fellow Norwegian online pro Ola “Odd_Oddsen” Amundsgard, can usually be found at the $25/$50 pot-limit Omaha tables, though he has been known to take shots as high as $200/$400. As such, he has developed a strong reputation and loyal following in the online poker community.

As far as the live realm is concerned, Stephensen has just two cashes on his résumé. The first is a 12th-place finish in the 2009 Norwegian Championships £1,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event for £3,585, and the other was a 92nd-place finish in the 2013 European Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event for €12,700.

Stephensen traveled to Vegas with friends to enter the World Series of Poker Main Event for the second time. Interestingly, he decided to pony up the $10,000 buy-in after winning a bet where he got 60-1 on $1,ooo that the Netherlands would beat Australia 3-2 in the World Cup.

Stephensen proceeded to swap seven percent with Amundsgard, who mad the trip to Vegas to support his friend. Along with Amundsgard, Stephensen, who sits second in chips, is an advocate for poker in his home country and hopes to reflect that in the November Nine.

“I really hope I can make poker a more accepted sport or profession in Norway, and I’d like to be a good ambassador for the sport," Stephensen said. "I’ve been doing this for a living for years, so people will see that it’s not all luck, it’s actually something you can be pretty good at and you’ll get results if you work hard.”

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