Dane, Martin Wendt was tipped as the possible winner of the 2007 William Hill Poker Grand Prix by one of his compatriots and rivals in the tournament, Roy Brindley: "Martin has been sighted playing all over the world in recent months and that added experience, – he was no mug before – compounded by a huge starting stack, make him a worthy favourite".
These proved to be wise words as Wendt went on to win the all-new tournament’s second edition, outgunning online qualifier, Wayne Hutchins for the coveted title. Wendt has not really set the poker world alight as yet. He has to wait a little longer for a WSOP bracelet and the closest he has got to a really big win was in the 2005 Poker Million. He was chip leader at one time during the tournament, and although he ended up finishing in third place, he pocketed a very lucrative $200 000 for his efforts.
He is currently 11th on the Denmark All Time Money List, 34th on the Scandinavia All time Money List and he captained the Danish Team at the Poker Nations Cup, an international poker tournament televised on channel 4.
Wendt’s Big Wins
- In 2005 he won the fourth heat of the No Limit Hold Em Poker Million at The Masters
- Again in 2005 he took the EUR 500 Pot Limit Hold Em at the Barcelona Open, winning EUR 54 300.
- In 2007 he won the second edition of the William Hill Poker Grand Prix and took home EUR 180 000 in prize money.
Big tour Cashes
- At the 2005 EPT EUR 10 000 Grand Final No Limit Hold Em in Monte Carlo he came 14th and won EUR 19 800
- At the 2006 EPT EUR 10 000 Grand Final No Limit Hold Em in Monte Carlo he won EUR 16 800 for his 21st placing.
- In 2006 he came 37th in the WSOP $10 000 Limit Texas Hold Em in Las Vegas and he pocketed $26 389.
- He came 19th in the EPT EUR 5 000 No Limit Hold Em in Baden and won EUR 9 434
- In 2007 he came 44th, winning $17 787 at the WPT $7 800 Champion Event Pokerstars at the Caribbean Poker Adventure in Paradise Island
- He won EUR 16 700 for his 31st finish at the EPT Barcelona Open in 2007.
- To date, Martin Wendt has won just under $800 000 and counting!