Is Swedetooth the Biggest Luckbox in Poker History?
A few weeks ago, micro grinder "Swedetooth" came out of literally nowhere to take down the Sunday MegaMillions and $1.2 Million. It was BY FAR one of the greatest upsets in online poker history.
He was heads-up with pocket kings against G1LD3NSTRN and after an ace hit the board, he decided to shove. G1LD3NSTRN made the call with A-K and looked to win his 2nd Sunday MegaMillions title. That was until Swedetooth spiked a miracle king on the river.
Rumor has it that Swedetooth was backed by both "REALTommyPhuoc" and high-stakes maniac "BALLS!"Â Granted, I can see why BALLS! would gamble on a nobody, but it sorta surprised me about Phuoc backing him.
Maybe they are buddies. I don't know, but considering that Phuoc seems to be willingly sticking to the micros, this move didn't make sense, at least not until Swedetooth shocked the world.
Swedetooth is by far the biggest luckbox we have seen in this game in a long time. That's right, I said it. He is a luckbox. After looking at some of the hand histories of his play that are posted on 2+2, I can see why this kid is a micro grinder.
In addition, he also suffered probably the most embarrassing beatdown recently when he lostÂ $600,000 of that score to TurkeyJerky. Seriously? TurkeyJerky?
How do you drop $600k to his guy? Even Allen Kessler turns a healthy profit against this guy. TurkeyJerky is the only guy that loses to Isildur1 in Omaha.
How bad is this guy? Pros actually leave games with Gus Hansen in order to play him. In the newest edition of Webster's Poker Dictionary, the definition of donkey is simply a picture of Swedetooth's avatar.
Simply put, Swedetooth could be Congress' example on how poker could be viewed as a game of luck. At this rate, it won't be long before this kid is broke, if he isn't already.
It could be worse I guess. At least he doesn't have Eskimo Clark backing him ... yet.
(Note: The people and situations in the above blog are part of an animated online poker series called "The Micros." For those that are disclaimer challenged, that means that this is a fake blog post about an animated show.)