Swedish poker player Sofia “welllbet” Lövgren has been a popular and widely recognized face for Team PKR Pro.
She has been with the company for over 4 years and has attended numerous live events and online cash tables organized by PKR.
The poker pro announced her decision to end her contract with PKR by posting a facebook and twitter update which read
After 4 amazing year as a Team Pro on PKR, I'm today leaving the team. It has been an absolute pleasure to represent this fantastic site.
— Sofia Lövgren (@PKR_Sofia) March 31, 2014
Sofia was only 20 years old when she became the first woman to join Team PKR. She has had some remarkable achievements in her career. She has three in-the-money finishes from the 2012 World Series of Poker; secured the 30th place in the 2012 European Poker Tour Sanremo Main Event, the 16th place in the EPT London High Roller event in October 2013 and finished 83rd in the 2013 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event in Madrid.
Lovgren started her poker career from humble beginnings and took time to learn the ropes and advance. Speaking about how she started her poker career and how she moved to PKR, Lovgren said
I won several 30-cent prizes in freeroll tournaments. When I had $2, I started to play the lowest micro-level cash games and built a bankroll from that. After a year and a half, I had $4,000 in my bankroll and played NL$50, constantly winning. Then one black day in 2008, this site closed down after a cheating scandal, and I lost everything but $50 that I had on another site. I remember clearly how devastated I was
When I turned 18, I heard about PKR so I transferred my last $50 there and started all over again, this time with two buy-ins on NL$25. I played full ring, the game was very soft and I continued winning more than 20 to 100 big blinds after climbing up the stakes.
I used strict bankroll management, put in a lot of hours, and after another year, I had $60,000 in my bankroll.
She credits PKR for a lot of her success and feats. During 2013, Lovgren was nominated for the 2013 PokerListings Poker Awards and was recognized for being one of the most promising “young guns” on the poker circuit. Lovegren has decided to move on from PKR to pursue different adventures both in and away from the poker circuit.