It seems that the Full Tilt Poker family grows consistently, a new pro added to the mix with every month that passes. And all are worthy of the FTP logo attached to their lapels, but some stand out because they are simply at the top of their game. Michael Tureniec is one of them. As one of Sweden’s most popular and successful pros, Tureniec and Full Tilt Poker made a great combination.
The Stockholm-born professional player first took up the game in 2003, upon the urging and teaching of a friend. Limit hold’em was the game, but as he absorbed more knowledge through poker books and online forums, he moved into the no-limit hold’em world and began to play tournaments. By 2006, Tureniec was making a living from the game. And by 2007, he was making a splash on the live tournament circuit, following his WSOP cash with a 2008 EPT London second place finish in the main event. Add to that a victory at the Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam and a significant Aussie Millions cash, his live tournament earnings have now surpassed the $1.2 million mark.
Online successes also come with the territory in Tureniec’s world, having finished as high as second place in a Full Tilt Poker $750K Guarantee tournament and mastering the cash game arena. All of his accomplishments have put the 23-year old at 8th on the all-time money list for Swedish players, and he continues to improve with each game he enters.
At the time of the signing, Tureniec commented, “It feels great to be the first Swede to sign with Full Tilt Poker. This is naturally a large step forward in my poker career!”
With his addition to the Full Tilt family, any player on the site can now play at the same table as Tureniec and gain some of the knowledge that led him to be so well-respected in Sweden and around the world. Simply download Full Tilt Poker now to begin getting to know Michael Tureniec while pursuing your own route to poker fame and fortune.
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