Felix Stephensen

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Felix Stephensen
Nickname(s)FallAtyourFeet
ResidenceLondon, England
Born (1990-07-22) 22 July 1990 (age 28)
Oslo, Norway
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s)None
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)3
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
2nd, 2014
European Poker Tour
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)4
Information accurate as of 16 December 2014.

Felix Vincent Stephensen (born 22 July 1990) is a Norwegian semi-professional poker player currently residing in London, England known for being the runner-up finisher to Martin Jacobson in the 2014 World Series of Poker. He has earned over $300,000 playing online poker playing under the alias "FallAtyourFeet".[1]

Poker career[edit]

Stephensen is primarily an online Pot Limit Omaha cash game specialist playing stakes up to $25/$50 and on rare occasions $200/$400.

Prior to the 2014 WSOP, Stephensen had only two tournament cashes for a total of $22,118. He was in London with no intention of entering any events, but then miraculously won a $1000 World Cup parlay bet on the Netherlands beating Australia precisely 3-2 with 60 to 1 odds. Netherlands defeated Australia 3-2 and Stephensen cashed for $60,000.[2]

With his new fortune Stephensen flew to Las Vegas, entered the WSOP Main Event, and ended up finishing runner up to Martin Jacobson losing to Jacobson's 10 10 with his A 9 after moving all in pre-flop. The board ran out 3 9 10 K 4.[3][4] It is believed that Stephensen would be taxed 50% of his WSOP winnings if he were to return to Norway.[5]

As of 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceed $5,100,000 most of which has come from his runner-up cash in the 2014 WSOP Main Event.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Felix Stephensen - PokerNews". PokerNews Global. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  2. ^ Simon Samano (2014-11-06). "Poker player parlays crazy World Cup prop bet into spot at WSOP main event final table". For The Win. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  3. ^ "Three Europeans remain at WSOP final table". ESPN. 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  4. ^ Robert Kirschen and Nolan Dalla (2014-11-12). "WSOP NEWS: FELIX STEPHENSEN ELIMINATED FROM MAIN EVENT". WSOP. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  5. ^ Pete (2014-11-19). "Felix Stephensen to be taxed 50% on $5m WSOP Winnings". HighStakesDB. Retrieved 2015-01-16.

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