Online phenomenon Joel "Odonkor1" Nordqvist is the latest addition to the Team Victory Poker. Odonkor1 will join the likes of Brian "tsarrast" Rast, Antonio Esfandiari, Andrew Robl and David "The Maven" Chicotsky in the Victory Poker's team of pro's.
"I'm truly excited to sign such an online superstar and look forward to his performance at this year’s WSOP,” stated CEO Dan Fleyshman. “We’ll also be keeping an eye on him in nosebleed high-stakes games online."
Nordqvist broke onto the poker scene in 2008, placing 28th in the European Poker Tour (EPT) Season Five no-limit hold’em main event in Barcelona. In 2009, he was nominated for “Best Online Poker Player” at the PokerStars’ Scandinavian Poker Awards. He made news in April when he swept several nose-bleed tables and raked in more than $850,000 in one week, becoming one of the top online poker winners.
Nordqvist is a no-limit hold’em specialist and has a reputation as a solid player with self control. He’s also well-regarded among high stakes regulars. Being from Sweden, “Odonkor1’s” identity has sometimes been mistaken for “Isildur1.”