Main Event

Seat 1: Mads Wissing, 29, Copenhagen, Denmark – 420,000

Mads Wissing (right)

Mads Wissing is a well-respected cash game and tournament player in Denmark who is known for his merciless style. He is close friends with other Danish pros such as 2008 world champion Peter Eastgate, EPT4 Barcelona winner Sander Lylloff, EPT2 Copenhagen champion Mads Andersen and Claus Bek Nielsen. His live tournament deep runs include last year’s WSOP Main Event when he was eliminated in 25th place by Sweden’s William Thorson.

In September, Wissing made the final of the Partouche Main Event in Cannes before being knocked out in ninth by the eventual champion Sam Trickett. He also recently competed in the International Federation of Poker’s World Championships as part of a seven-man Danish team that included Gus Hansen, Team PokerStars Pro Theo Jorgensen, Mads Andersen and Lars Bonding. As well as his live successes, Wissing has also won several online tournaments including two Sunday majors.

Bio courtesy of PokerStars.

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