Though poker provides the latitude to catapult one to fame, some players prefer to participate in the game as shining “underdogs”. One of those players who have personally tried to keep low profile and eschewing televised poker games but cannot be expunged from the poker players’ books of honor is Christer “Chris” Björin. He is a frequent participant at the WSOP and started playing back in the early 1990s; this has seen him clench twin bracelets at that event.
Like all forms of gambling, poker entails the players to approach the game with shrewdness and rigor. Consistency is warranted and leads to sharpening of skills, thus in their fledgling years players may not demonstrate their winning dispositions, but yet later, and they can be excellent achievers. Björin resume though eclipsed, his fame is bolstered by his enviable achievements that form a golden thread of magnificence.
First, his participation at the World Series of Poker have seen him finish in the money in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em main events from 1992, 1997,2000,2008,2009,2010 and recently in 2011.
These have pooled in above two million for his overall live events earnings, despite the bracelet slipping his fingers several times. His best position at the WSOP main events was his ninth place in the 1997 tournament. Along the same lines, he has multiple cashes at the WSOP/E including a third position at the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe £2,650 six handed NLHE event. He however boasts twin bracelets at the WSOP, the first found its way into his medal case in the 1997 $1,500 pot limit Omaha that came with a generous $169,200 and later in the WSOP’s $3,000 NLHE that raked in $334,110. Another notable achievement that has unearthed Björin from the throes of oblivion is his second place at the 2012 English Poker Open that earned him £49,680 for his efforts.
In 2011 hitherto, his overall live tournaments earnings were beyond $5,000,000, he has sixty- one cashes contributing $2,202,542 to the winnings.