Sofia Lövgren Reflects on 2015 WSOP: "The Cash Games in Vegas Were a True Paradise"
888Poker had a great year at the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP), not only sending more than 200 qualifiers to the Main Event, but also thanks to their ambassadors also enjoying a successful series. We caught up with Sweden's Sofia Lövgren to talk about her WSOP experience and to look forward to the rest of the year.
"This year I stayed in Vegas for eight weeks which is much longer than ever before," Lövgren told PokerNews. "This gave me time to play a lot of live cash games and to party much more between and after the WSOP tournaments."
So how did Lövgren's Vegas adventure go down?
"A short summary would be that I won in cash games and lost in tournaments. But I also definitely won at partying!"
The live cash games in Vegas were a true paradise for me! After only four days back in Sweden, I have already booked my next flight back to Vegas.
The Swedish pro played nine WSOP events but made the money just once.
"I won't bore you with bad beats or cooler stories," Lövgren continued. "I had great stacks going into Day 2 in several tournaments, but bust just before the money."
With her free time, and being mainly a cash game player, Sofia was quick to head to some of this summer's juiciest live cash games at Bellagio and Venetian.
"The live cash games in Vegas were a true paradise for me! Believe it or not but after only four days back in Sweden, I have already booked my next flight back to Vegas in September!"
The WSOP gives both players and fans a chance to catch up, after being away from each other for the other nine months of this year. This summer gave Lövgren the opportunity to catch up with her fellow 888 Ambassadors.
"We are from different parts of the world and have a really great relationship. We do a lot of fun stuff together when we meet, like going out for dinners, partying and playing beer pong."
As previously discussed, one of her team members, Dominik Nitsche, had a very successful year enjoying six cashes including a final table in the Event #25: $5,000 Eight-handed No Limit Hold'em.
Lövgren was there on the rail.
"Nitsche played a really great tournament finishing third in the Event #25. I was also sweating his deep run in the $10,000 Bellagio Cup, because at the same time I was playing cash games there!"
With the summer over, Lövgren's eyes are set firmly on the rest of the year, and all of the tournament stops she plans to visit. First up? The European Poker Tour (EPT) in Barcelona.
"I've been home with my family in Sweden for a few days and I'm already starting to think about this autumn. I'm single now so my life has changed a bit. [The] EPT Barcelona is an obvious choice next month, with the casino just next to the beach and lots of friends around."
"I also want to play more good live cash games so I'll spend some time in Vegas and Miami in September. I haven't played so much poker outside Europe before, but I'm planning to play my first World Poker Tour event in US this autumn."
Sofia also plans to head to Asia in the New Year to play poker there for the first time.
"I have some awesome friends there now and I am really looking forward to going there! 2015 is my sixth year as a poker pro and I will do all I can to make it the best year so far!"