Online no-limit hold’em specialist
Birth date: 14 April, 1986
Birth place: Stockholm, Sweden
Resides: Orange County, California
In April 0f 2010, Team VictoryPoker.net welcomed Joel Nordkvist, a.k.a. “ODONKOR1.” This no-limit hold’em specialist was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and was intrigued by the game of poker while watching a World Poker Tour (WPT) broadcast that aired in his home country. Soon, he and his friends began playing poker for fun. After receiving a 20€ voucher from an online poker site, he steadily began to build a substantial bankroll.
In 2008, Nordqvist had effectively broke onto the poker scene, 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 the Spring of 2010 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.
When asked why he joined Team VictoryPoker.net, Nordqvist replied, “I’ve received a couple of offers from other online poker sites. I’ve enjoyed remaining an anonymous internet player, but with VictoryPoker.net, I get a chance to be part of a team along with my friends. VictoryPoker.net is a new site thats growing and has the potential to become really big.”
Nordqvist 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.