Birthday Poker in London

    Saturday, March 5, 2016, 1:02 PM [General]

    Thanks to all my friends for the wonderful birthday greetings! I’m in London now for 888Live local, London Aspers, hanging out celebrating my birthday and playing poker with 888poker friends.

    I played the Turbo side event with media people and fotboll legends like Andy Cole and Danny Mills. Binked it and won a couple of GoPro 4 cameras… a very nice birthday gift!

    Video Day 1 888 Live:

    I decided to try my birthday luck at the poker table yesterday in the 888Live Main Event and I hit straight flushes and rivered quads, just as expected on your birthday… ”Ja må jag leva… Ja må jag leva uti hundrade år”…” Now ready for Day 2 on Sunday with a healthy stack of 210k (average is 180k)

    With 147 entrants Day 1A, 187 entrants Day 1B and Day 1C still to be played today, the value and prices will be great.


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    New Years Resolutions and Goal Setting

    Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 7:59 PM [General]

    1. Are you one for making New Year Resolutions? Why or why not?

    Some years ago I was asked if I believed in setting goals and I will refer to these answers before sharing my resolutions for next year.

    There is often a lot of discussion within the poker community about whether you should set goals or not, and that tough goals only create negative pressure. I agree that it’s difficult to find relevant poker goals that are based around results because a lot of this is down to short term variance. If you only set the goal to win the WSOP Main Event it’s probably not going to help you. On the other hand I believe that not setting any goals at all is sometimes only a bad excuse to keep maximum freedom and flexibility (also known as laziness!).

    The total freedom of a professional poker player’s day is the biggest upside but also the biggest threat. I don’t know many poker players who honestly claim they’re very organised and efficient but most of them agree they often have periods of laziness. I suspect a lack of goals is one of the reasons for this.

    In poker it’s always possible to find quantitative goals like hands played, average hours per day of grinding etc. I also think it’s important to define improvement areas in your poker game to focus on. By having these kind of targets you could always follow up when you are on the right track and feel good about your month even without big winnings, knowing that long term the effort will be rewarded. More importantly, you could also be more realistic about a winning period where you were lazy but just lucky.

    2. What will your resolution(s) be for 2016? Any specific personal or poker goals?

    The overall ambition is to be more productive! That’s my resolution for next year!
    I was a little lazy last year so I will do more of everything in 2016

    Some goals:
    - Play a lot online on 888poker both cash games and tournaments
    - Around 20 live tournaments including the WSOP
    - Make two trips to Las Vegas for live cash games
    - Play live poker in Macau for the first time.
    - Participate and promote poker in the new Reality TV Poker Show Girl Got Game, – not to forget I want to win it
    - A big live tournament win
    - Keep up with gym/ crossfit /dance
    - Another double up of ”followers” on different social media
    - Get more daily and weekly routines and stick to them
    - Associate with people who are focused and supportive

    3. Looking back on 2015, what was the best part about it for you poker-wise?
    Playing live cash games was by far the best poker-wise for me this year. I never spent a lot of time doing that before because of the few hands you can play compared to online poker. This year I found some poker gold mines that I didn’t know existed before! The value of the games you can find in some casinos is amazing.

    4. Did you meet your goals for 2015? Why or why not?
    This year I missed some of my poker goals. 2015 was not a good live tournament year for me. I ran bad in some live tournaments and could have played better. I also played less hands online than planned due to a little lack of discipline every now and then. I was too easily distracted and found so much other funny things to do..! Good thing I made new very good friends from different parts of the world.

    5. Where do you see the game of poker going in 2016? What sort of things would you like to see happen in the industry?
    We have seen a positive development of live poker lately. In 2015 many live events have shown record numbers and every sign is that we will see even more records in 2016. It’s a positive circle, when one event is successful even more players want to attend next year.

    888poker continue to expand and I really like the new online tournaments like Crocodile and Volcano and the increased guarantees.

    It would be nice to see a shot clock in more live events. We will have this in our live cash game in Macau, Girl Got Game. I also would like to see more deregulations of poker in the US and a big online poker boom really taking off in China!

    I wish you all a happy and successful new poker year!

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    Poker trip - Vegas, Borgata and Miami

    Saturday, October 3, 2015, 5:49 PM [General]

    I have been in US the whole of September and it has been a crazy month. The first three weeks I spent in Las Vegas, playing live cash games and hanging out with friends. Cash games in Vegas during Labour day weekend was awesome and I left the town with a nice profit.


    I was sitting in a really soft live cash game in Vegas. My flight to Borgata was in two hours and I was seriously considering to skip the flight. I finally decided to leave the juicy table putting a positive pressure on myself that I really had to do great in the tournament now…

    World Poker Tour Borgata, $3.500 Buy-in, had a huge field of 1027 players and a price to the winner of $700K. It was the first WPT for me in the US and I was really motivated. I was off to a promising start and was the big chipleader going into day 2 with 275k in chips 1/480/1027. (Avg 80k). Also Day 2 I had a great start running over my table, increased my lead and was sitting with a stack of 650k which was six times the 110K avg in the late afternoon. Then everything turned… I couldn’t win a pot in 4 levels and lost 8 preflop all ins in a row to double up other players. How is that even possible? I guess it’s called poker.

    I went into day 3 with 20bb’s, quite close to the money. I actually found a double up after some time but coiuldn’t spin it up more and after losing a final flip I eventually busted with a min cash of $6.500. I was very disappointed… I felt I was up to something big in my first WPT in USA. One thing is sure, I will come back to play more WPT’s. 

    Then I headed over to Miami and played cash games at Coconut Creek, Isle Raising Park and Seminole Hard Rock, the latter being my favourite. The Miami leg was most profitable of my little USA tour so as soon as I came home I booked another flight back to Miami the 19th-30th of November for Hard Rock Poker Series.

    This weekend I have spent some quality time with my family, visiting them in Gothenburg and celebrating my big brother’s 30 year and my big sister's 40 years birthday

    Tomorrow I will increase my jetlag even further and fly to Singapore and Bali for two weeks of vacation and a little poker with some friends. Laughing

    Hej and good luck at the tables!

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    #SofiasHomeGame tonight – Win $160 satelllite tickets to $500k Super Whale

    Friday, March 27, 2015, 2:13 PM [General]

    Hey guys!

    I will run #SofiasHomeGame on 888poker tonight!
    This time it’s a special one before the $500 000 Super Whale which runs this Sunday 20:00 on 888poker.

    If you win my Home Game or bust me you’ll win a $160 satellite ticket to The $500 000 Super Whale Qualifier (Mar 29th, 16:30)

    The registration is open and you all are invited to play! Join for some fun poker and chats!!

    Hope to see you guys there!:)

    Game name: Sofias Home Game
    Password: whale500k
    Buy in: $10
    Time: Tonight, Friday Mar 27th 7PM GMT


     See pic how to register:

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    One of the biggest poker festivals in Europe – EPT Malta

    Sunday, March 22, 2015, 12:02 PM [General]

    This week one of the biggest poker festivals ever in Europe started here in Malta. European Poker Tour finally made it to this little beautiful Island in the southern Europe for the first time.

    The €1.100 IPT Main Event made 1 300 entrants but unfortunately I busted on Day 1. Instead I played the IPT €330 Malta Cup. The tournament had three starting days and a single re entry, which made the price pool pretty juicy even though the buy in was low. I made day 2 with 283/1191 players left with almost average stack but in the end I lost a flip with AQcc>55 aipf to when we were like 250 left.
    There are som very nice cash games running here this week. €2/5 up to €50/€100. I regged €5/€10 but gave up when I saw the waiting list of 45 players…

    Instead we went to one of the best night clubs in Malta “Club Twenty Two’ on the top floor of the Portomaso Tower. It was a great night with drinks, dancing and friends. Felt like a good way to recharge the batteries for the next and biggest tournament this festival, EPT Main Event on Sunday.

    Follow my updates on my Facebook and Twitter here:

    It’s not high season here in Malta a bit chilly in the wind, but thanks to the sun it’s still very nice and quite perfect imo! That’s even better for the poker tournaments as players will play more events rather chilling by the pool. Malta is a beautiful island with a lot of history. I have lived here since one and a half year now and really love it here. If you’re here for the first time and have a day off poker I would advise you to take a day looking around on this rather small but very interesting island!

    Here are some places to explore:

    1. Upper barakka Gardens – Valletta. A nice panoramic view of the Grand Harbour and one of Valettas most beautiful parks.


    2. Mdina – 
    beautiful medieval town situated on a hill in the centre of the island.


    3. Masaxlokk 
    – Very charmy fishing village on eastern Malta with a food and clothes market.


    4. Dingli cliffs -
     Beautiful landscape with a breathtaking view over the sea of western Malta and very nice local food restaurant. (I would advice you to go there half a day, having lunch in ‘The cliffs’ restaurant.

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    I fell In love with NLHE poker when…(888 forum - blog of the month competition)

    Thursday, March 19, 2015, 2:04 PM [General]

    I fell in love with NLHE poker when I was in high school. I started to play after my brother showed me online poker. It looked fun and when I understood it was possible to win money in free roll tournaments, I loved it and played nearly every day after school.

    After winning one of the first freerolls I played I loved the excitement of going deep in a poker tournament. I won several 30-cent prizes in free-roll tournaments. When I had $2.00, I started to play the lowest micro-level cash games and built a bankroll from that. After a year and a half, I had $4,000 in my bankroll and played NL$50 constantly winning. Then one black day in 2008 this site closed down after a cheating scandal, and I lost everything but $50 that I had on another site. I remember clearly how frustrated I was. The knowledge was my biggest gold mine though and I learnt to be very patient while building a BR.

    Then I transferred my last $50 to PKR and started all over again, this time with two buy-ins on NL$25. I played full ring, the game was very soft and I continued winning more than 20 to 100 big blinds after climbing up the stakes.

    I used strict bankroll management, put in a lot of hours and after another year, I had $60,000 in my bankroll. This was encouraging and I decided to try playing poker full time after finishing high school in 2009. I After another year grinding mid-stake cash games, PKR contacted me and I was given the opportunity to be a Team Pro in 2010. It was also the same year as I started to play live poker. After four fantastic years with PKR I took a new step in my poker carrier signing with 888poker April 2014, the fastest growing poker site in the world. I've been an ambassador for 888poker for nearly a year now and really enjoy it.

    I play around 25 live tournaments per year including the WSOP but so far I've seen my live cashes as an extra bonus. Online cash games has always been my bread and butter in poker. Today I mainly play online tournaments on weekends and multi table 6-max at the mid-stakes cash game tables on 888poker which still are my bread and butter in poker.

    I've also played some home games with my brothers and friends at home. There is no soft play or mercy in my family. We are very competitve and always try to bust each other! Tongue Out


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    Birthday Home Game tonight!

    Thursday, March 5, 2015, 3:32 PM [General]

    Hey friends! After wonderful birthday celebrations here in Malta yesterday I will run a Birthday Home Game on 888poker tonight 7PM GMT, (20.00 swe time). Join for some fun poker and chats.

    Bust me and you'll have to buy me a birthday gift... Joking aside you'll win an $88 price.

    The registration is open and you all are invited to play!


    Game name: Sofias birthday home game
    Password: party
    Buy in: $10
    Time: tonight 7PM GMT (20.00 Swe time)

    See pic how to register:


    (Ps if you don’t have an account, you can download 888 and create an account quickly here:

    Hope to see you guys there! Laughing


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    Starting up online Home Games on 888poker this year

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 2:21 PM [General]

    Hey guys! Me and my mates in #Team888poker will start up some online Home Games STT’s at lower stakes on 888poker this year.

    Join me in a Home Game TONIGHT on 888poker for some fun poker and chats. Bust me to win a $88 cash prize. The registration is already open and you all are invited to play!


    Game name:
     sofias home game
    Time: Wed, 18th Feb – 7PM GMT (20.00 swe time)
    Password: sweden
    Buy in: $10

    See pic how to register. Press ‘Join a game’ Then enter: (Game name: sofias home game Pw: sweden)


    Vi ses där! Laughing 

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    My dream home game (888 forum - blog of the month competition)

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 11:31 PM [General]

    My top poker table players are invited to my NLHE €5/10 home game tonight!

    We are right now sitting around the table in the living room in my apartment in Portomaso, Malta. I took down the two first pots, to my big surprise without any big resistance. Maybe they are just polite in the beginning of this game. I’m quite certain it will be totally different within an hour.

    I was given total freedom to invite the players on top of my wish list for a game like this. I have now put together a table with players that will guarantee lots of laughter and entertainment. I also thought about having a mix of players that would allow me to make some profit at the same time.

    Let me introduce to you the players around the table and some thoughts about why I picked them:

    Seat 1 - Fredrik Lövgren, My little brother Fredrik is a surprisingly good player when he's not tilting, and very funny. He was crushing the 888live Main and had a big chip lead going into the final day before he was quite unlucky in a couple of pots.

    Seat 2 - Daniel Negreanu -  The most winning live player ever and always incredibly entertaining. Needs no further introduction, He will play a lot of pots but I know how to use my image and bluff him in some big pots.

    Seat  3 - Gus Hansen – This living legend is relaxed, super loose and seems very friendly and verbal. He has lost a lot of money online the last years but make no mistake, he knows how to play poker! He is the opposite of money scared which could be something to exploit if one pick up some good hands. Definitely planning to double up through him.

    Seat 4 - Guy Laliberté – The founder of Circle de Soleil is for sure a great entrepreneur and also seems like a fantastic personality. The “Big one for one drop” is a great tournament with a huge buy-in as well as big charity part going to fresh water in poor countries. That’s a great initiative from a rich businessman who loves poker. He is definitely not afraid to play big pots with marginal hands so here I think a nice trap would give me an opportunity to win a huge pot.

    Seat 5 – Sofia Lövgren – Smart to have position on seat 3 and 4.

    Seat 6 - Barack Obama – The most powerful man in the world will be extremely interesting to get to know. I have so many questions for him. I’d love to hear his visions about what the world will look like in 20 years, if he likes Vladimir Putin and much more. It doesn't look like he plays poker very well but he should be very intelligent and learn quickly. I have a feeling he will be a calling station so I'm going to make big bets on all streets for value against him.

    Seat 7 - Luca Moschitta – My boyfriend lives in our apartment and is of course here playing tonight! He is a very good poker player and I don’t expect to stack him. He is still an obvious choice for domestic peace.

    I also invited Alex Dreyfus. He is a very interesting personality and is doing a lot of great work for poker right now but he was busy attending some Global Poker Index award ceremony somewhere in Europe.

    Neither could Thierry Derks, Directeur du sport etude de Paris, come. He is the guy who luckboxed the EPT Ladies Event last week in Deauville. I had some questions for him but he just sent me a message that he had bought in for another Woman’s Event in Paris where he thought there was much better value.

    Oops, I’m just now looking down on a beautiful flop of A, J, 3. Gus leads out and I’m now thinking about how to play my JJ…

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    888Live Austria - Poker and Skiing

    Sunday, February 8, 2015, 5:28 PM [General]

    No better way to start the year than joining an 888live event! They are very different from ordinary live tournaments with loads of fun activites planned for the players like golf, sightseeing tours, player parties, water activities or like this time – fun downhill skiing.

    Check out the video I created together with my brothers below!

    After celebrating New Year with Luca in Sicily and a day skiing on the active vulcano Etna I was more than ready for 888live in Seefeld with all 888poker staff, players and qualifiers. This time I brought my whole “crew” including Luca, my two brothers and my brother’s girlfriend Therese.

    We had welcome drinks with 888poker already the first evening where we met some new nice players from different corners of the world. I also met up with my Team888 collegues, Nico and Bruno x 2, who had travelled all the way from Brazil.

    We had some awesome days in the ski slopes of Seefeld. I’ve been skiing since I was very young thanks to our family winter house in Geilo, Norway and it’s for sure one of the best things in life!

    The tournament started on the Friday with a €40 000 GTD price pool and a €440 buy in. While playing and chatting to players I kept my stack well above average most of day 1, but lost a couple pots in the end of the day to finish with an average stack. My brother Fredrik was playing as well and he was the big chip leader going into day 2 which was also the final day.

    The final day we were 30/113 players left and I was seated next to my brother. He busted me with A9>A6 when I shoved all in on sb vs his button raise. No mercy or soft play in our family… He lost a huge pot later on to bust in 11th place in a clash with the German player Thorsten Facius who finally got all his chips and later won the tournament and 888live Seefeld pokal.

    It was an awesome event and next 888live is already 8th-12th April in Marbella! If you want to play a soft field tournament and like golf – don’t hesitate one minute to join this event! You can qualify online on 888poker. I’ve already booked it in my calendar – I can’t wait!! Laughing

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