Peter Jepsen, the Danish poker pro and EPT Warsaw champion, has been signed to a sponsorship deal with Full Tilt Poker. He appeared at the World Poker Tour Spanish Championship in Barcelona sporting his Full Tilt gear.
Jepsen will be a member of the Full Tilt Pros, a now 52-member group that includes such names as Andy Black, David Benyamine, Jared Hamby, Jeff Madsen, JJ Liu, Carlos Mortensen, Huck Seed, Paul Wasicka, Lee Watkinson, and David Singer.
His beginnings in poker happened within the past several years due to rather unfortunate circumstances. While fighting as a soldier in Iraq, Jepsen was injured and confined to his home for months. He discovered online poker, though he lost money consistently until he finally took the time to take advice from friends and instructional poker materials. After improving his game, he and a few friends founded a Danish national poker team and began playing live tournaments on a regular basis.
After gaining some valuable experience playing European tournaments over the past year, Jepsen found himself at his first final table in 2006 at the Caribbean Poker Classic in St. Kitts where he finished third at the championship event. And in March of 2007, he was back in Europe and playing the best poker of his life at the Warsaw stop of the European Poker Tour. He took the EPT main event title and the U.S. equivalent of $415,679. With his two major tournament finishes, his tournaments winnings already total over $500,000.
Jepsen commented that he had been playing some of the biggest games on Full Tilt Poker recently, and he was glad to have been noticed. "I'm very glad, and really proud, and I hope that I can bring home a couple of ‘gold medals' to Denmark and to Full Tilt ," he said.