Mickey Petersen found his way into poker, as many younger
players have, through the fantasy card game Magic: The
Gathering. He believes his crossing over from Magic
to Poker can be put down to his competetive nature, but having also
been a proficient Chess and Backgammon player meant Mickey was no
stranger to the keen analysis that poker demands.
Mickey Petersen took a year off from his studies before starting
university, but it was during this year that he became a proficent
online poker player, making so much money that he aborted his plans
to go to Uni. He is now one of the most succesful players his
native Denmark has ever produced.
A member of Team PokerStars Online, Mickey plays as mement_mori
and is a force to be reckoned with on the virtual felt. 2012 has
seen Mickey make an impressive move from online to live tournament
poker, taking down the EPT Copenhagen in February for $444,595; and
the English Poker Open in September, beating seasoned pros Surinder
Sunar and Chris Bjorin to win the crown and £78,660.
Interesting Fact: Mickey's PokerStars online alias
mement_mori is from the Latin phrase 'memento mori' which loosely
means: remember your mortality. Mickey accidentally omitted the 'o'
because he was excited about the prospect of playing online