£5,250 Main Event

Seat 4: Jan Olav Sjavik, 49, Oslo, Norway (870,000)

Jan Olav Sjavik

Jan Olav Sjavik has been described as an “old school” Norwegian player whose best result was third at EPT3 London for £168,600. His nickname (and online name) is "Balrog". Sjavik is considered one of the mainstays of Norwegian poker, the old guard that opened the doors for the younglings to come through.

After EPT3 London, Sjavik finished third in Amsterdam at the Master Classics, and had a ‘close-to-the-business-end’ finish in Copenhagen a few weeks later. Total live tournament winnings to date: $1,910,364. In a bio on the Hendon Mob, they wrote “Known as 'The Satellite King' after his record breaking 10 super-satellite wins in the 2002 WSOP.”

*Bio courtesy of PokerStars.

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