Swedish professional poker player Michael Tureniec began playing
online poker in early 2004, having played lots of Black Jack and
Chicago to develop his game. After his military service, and
struggling to find decent work, he took a checkout job in a
supermarket. During this time he and his friends started playing
poker quite regularly, and Tureniec was increasingly successful in
tournaments. In addition to Blackjack, Chicago, and tournament
poker; Michael sought to supplement his supermarket cashier's wage
with regular sports betting.
In 2006 he began playing poker professionally, and his great
tourney performances have been consistent throughout. Michael
Tureniec quickly took on even more tournaments of increasing size
in the run up to the EPT London (October) - an event which saw him
finish 2nd to take $961,902. He finished first in both the
PokerStars.com EPT Copenhagen and Barcelona (Season 7) events to
take total winnings of $914,016. His 2011 victory in Copenhagen
represents one of his most substantial prizes to date, but 2012 has
already seen him finish in the top fifteen of both the PokerStars
EPT Copenhagen (Season 8), and Nordic Masters of Poker.
When not playing poker, Michael Tureniec likes to spend time
with his friends at home either watching football (soccer) or
movies. He travels the global poker tournament circuit, and always
tries to take friends along to make the trips more fun.