March 25, 2010
I didn’t know much about Jeff Madsen until recently, but apparently he is pretty good at Poker. Now I could talk about the 1,100+ architects and engineers, I could mention the 400+ medical professionals, I could mention the firefighters, or the lawyers, pilots, or professors, or even the government officials who question the official story of 9/11; but some people just don’t think any of that matters. So here is one of the youngest poker champs questioning 9/11, like so many million other people in the world.
Madsen began playing poker at college and won a no limit Texas hold ’em event at the 2006 World Series of Poker. At the age of 21 years and five weeks, he was about six weeks younger than the previous record holder, Eric Froehlich, who won his first WSOP bracelet in 2005.
Less than two weeks prior to his victory, Madsen finished third in the $2000 Omaha high-low split event, winning $97,552. Just six days after his first victory, Madsen won his second WSOP title, and $643,381, in the $5000 no limit hold ’em shorthanded event. A few days later he finished third in the $1000 Seven-card stud high low split event, earning $65,971, adding up to an unprecedented four top 3 finishes, in four different poker variants, in his first year at the WSOP. His showing prompted Full Tilt Poker to bring him in as a sponsored pro.