Jan Vang Sørensen

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Jan Vang Sørensen
Jan Sorensen 2005.jpg
Sørensen after winning the 2005 World Series of Poker $5,000 seven-card stud event
Residence Odense, Denmark
Born Jan Vang Hansen
c. 1960 (age 57–58)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finish(es) 12
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
182nd, 2004
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 2
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1

Jan Vang Sørensen[1] (born Jan Vang Hansen, c. 1960) is a retired Danish football player, turned professional poker player from Odense. He has won two bracelets at the World Series of Poker.

He legally changed his name from Hansen (his father's surname) to Sørensen (his mother's maiden name) between 2002 and 2005.

Football career[edit]

Sørensen played for Odense BK among other clubs.[1] However at the age of 30 he suffered a knee injury that ended his playing career.[2]

Poker career[edit]

Sørensen learned poker whilst traveling during his football career and is considered to be a seven-card stud specialist.

Sørensen first cashed at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 1995. He went on to win a limit seven-card stud tournament in Dortmund in 1998, winning DM125,000.[3]

At the 2002 WSOP, Sørensen won his first WSOP bracelet in the $2,500 pot limit omaha event, defeating Brent Carter in the final heads-up confrontation to take home the $185,000 first prize.[3]

At the 2004 WSOP, Sørensen made his first money finish in the $10,000 no limit hold'em main event, finishing 182nd.[3] He also cashed in the 2007 WSOP main event, finishing in the money in 602nd place.[3]

At the 2005 WSOP, Sørensen won his second WSOP bracelet in the $5,000 seven-card stud event, winning $293,275 when his (3 9) 9 7 8 7 (9) defeated Keith Sexton's (8 K) K 3 2 J (6).[3]

Sørensen has also cashed on the World Poker Tour (WPT), including a final table appearance at the fourth season Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship, where he finished 5th at a final table also featuring Minh Ly, Dan Harrington and Gavin Smith.[3]

In November 2008, Sørensen won the Master Classics of Poker earning €623,100 (US$800,972)[3][4] Additionally, Sørensen represented Denmark in the Poker Nations Cup.

As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,000,000.[5]

World Series of Poker Bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2002 $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha $185,000
2005 $5,000 Seven Card Stud $293,275


  1. ^ a b Jonas Hüttel, "Verdensmesteren", Ekstra Bladet article, January 19, 2006
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Butt, Robert. "Jan Sorensen - Results". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  4. ^ Lucchesi, Ryan (2008-11-17). "Jan Sorensen Wins the 2008 Master Classics of Poker". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  5. ^ Butt, Robert. "Jan Sorensen - Stats". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 

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