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Ken Lennaárd

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Nickname(s)  Thimble
Money finish(es)  6

Bracelet(s)  None
Residence  Stockholm, Sweden
Name  Ken Lennaard
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Born  29 May 1971 (age 44) (1971-05-29)

Highest ITMMain Event finish  34th, 2003

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Ken Richard Douglas Lennáard (born 29 May 1971) is a Swedish professional poker player, based in Stockholm, Sweden. He was also the chairman of the Swedish Poker Federation until he resigned in October 2006.


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Poker career

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Lennaárd first finished in the money of a World Series of Poker (WSOP) event in 1998 when he finished 6th in the $1,500 pot limit Omaha event won by Donnacha O'Dea.

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His continued exposure to the European poker tournament circuit led to his appearance in season 5 of Late Night Poker. He finished 2nd to Padraig Parkinson in his opening heat, qualifying him for the semi-final won by Joe Beevers. In Late Night Poker's sixth season, he defeated Victoria Coren in the heads-up confrontation to win his heat, qualifying for the grand final won by Peter Costa.

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At the 2003 WSOP, Lennaárd cashed in the $10,000 no limit hold'em main event, finishing in 34th place for $35,000.

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Lennaárd defeated Ben Roberts to win his heat of the William Hill Poker Grand Prix, qualifying him for the grand final where he finished in 5th place.

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Lennaárd was also the team captain for Sweden in both the Poker Nations Cup and the Football & Poker Legends Cup.

As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $830,000.

Other work

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Lennaárd is a former child actor, and had a role in the movies Hela långa dagen (1979) and Blomstrande tider (1980).

Lennaárd earned his "Thimble" nickname after finishing 2nd in a Swedish Monopoly competition, an achievement described by "Barmy" Barny Boatman as being equivalent to being the "second best-looking bloke in ABBA."

Lennaárd was also the winner of the Swedish reality television game show Riket in 2004.


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