Friday, December 10, 2010, 9:00 PM
Every now and then you see a player at an event that is dressed a little differently from the rest. Sometimes, they will just have got out of bed rather later than might have been ideal, and thrown on an unfortunate mix of clothes. Other times they will have on something a bit different for a bet, or maybe because they want to catch their opponents off guard.
This is not the way of the Swedish Triumph Fish.
Back at Pro Tour San Diego, Bertil Elfgren was seen sporting a rather distinctive hat while playing for top 8 of the competition. He just missed out there, but the hat remained in our hearts and minds.
Where the hat did not remain though, was on his head. Right now, it resides with Love Janse.
That fish on his head is not there just for mere decoration. It is a celebration of whoever is currently the most highly ranked Swedish player in any given competition. The Tour de France has a yellow jersey, Swedish Magic has its fish. Whether it will be worn when the team goes out for sushi later we thought would be tactless to ask, but we are very happy to see that there is a Swede near the top tables with their fish proudly on display.