William Thorson

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William Thorson
William Thorson.jpg
Thorson at EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo, 2008
Residence Varberg, Sweden
Born c. 1983 (age 33–34)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finish(es) 4
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
13th, 2006
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 2
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 3
Money finish(es) 4
Information accurate as of 12 September 2009.

William Thorson (born c. 1983) is a Swedish professional poker player from Varberg, Sweden and a three time European Poker Tour (EPT) final table participant who, in the 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, finished in 13th place.[1]

In 2012, Thorson disappeared from the poker scene. In 2014, it was publicly confirmed that Thorson had converted to Islam, leaving poker behind.[2][3]


World Series of Poker[edit]

Thorson has cashed four times at the World Series of Poker, most notably finishing in 13th place at the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event earning $907,128. The tournament was eventually won by Jamie Gold. The next year at the 2007 World Series of Poker $5,000 World Championship Limit Hold'em event, Thorson finished 3rd earning $136,493, a tournament that was eventually won by Saro Getzoyan. Three years later at the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event, Thorson finished in 22nd place earning $317,161.[1]

European Poker Tour[edit]

Thorson has made three final tables at the European Poker Tour, his first was at the EPT Dublin season three finishing 3rd for €184,780 ($232,340). He reached a second final table at the EPT San Remo season four, finishing 6th for €140,600 ($216,946), and a third at the EPT Dortmund season five, finishing 7th, earning €116,500. In addition he nearly made another final table coming in 9th at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure season four, earning $120,000.[1]

As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,425,000.[4] His four cashes at the WSOP account for $1,052,884 of those winnings.[5]

Top places in tournaments[edit]

Event Place Winning Year
Pokerstars.com Baltic Festival 1st $115,942 2010
NAPT Caribbean Poker Adventure PokerStars EPT/ Season 6 LAPT/ Season 3 1st $72,465 2010
London Open PokerStars EPT/Season 6 1st $85,342 2009
Spring Poker Week 2nd $8,619 2008
38th Annual World Series of Poker 3rd $136,493 2007
The Irish Winter Tour PokerStars EPT/Season 3 3rd $242,176 2006
Showdown Poker Tour 2nd $56,619 2006


  1. ^ a b c Butt, Robert. "William Thorson – results". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Från pokerstjärna – till troende muslim" [From poker star – to Muslim believer]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). 3 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Dybban flyttar in hos William Thorson igen [Dybban moves in with William Thorson again]. youtube.com (in Swedish). 1 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Butt, Robert. "William Thorson – Stats". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 5 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "World Series of Poker Earnings profile". worldseriesofpoker.com. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 

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