He was born in 1985 in Jorpeland, Norway. It is a small place to live with around 6 000 inhabitants. He is well known for his online high-stake games. Johnny was also noticed as a promising player on the European Poker Tour.
Early Poker Career
He started gaming with the friends, as it usually happens. What he made in such garage games, he invested in his online account, where he certainly had ups and downs. First he played $1-$2 and then he gradually moved to $2-$4 and $3-$6. He even had twelve-hour sessions a day.
At the beginning he played tight and sometimes it appeared that he would fold before even the community cards came on a table. Nowadays he is famous for being one of the most aggressive players, from whom you never know what to expect. It makes the game against him really surprising.
Bad_ip was his nick when he started at the Prima Network. None knew who was behind this name. he even reached $200-$400 game. Later he simply gave up this nick, as there were very few players who would play against him.
And now he is playing as "Johnny Lodden" on Poker Stars. He is a member of the Team PokerStars Pro. And now there is also a term or poker slang phrase "What Lodden Thinks," which was developed for the game, where two people are playing and guessing what the third party thinks, actually the next bet of the third party.
It can be like a game. For example "How many Great Lakes are there?" They guess of the first one is 5. The second one says 6. The third party says 8. It means that the second party won, as it was the closest to the third one's answer. It does not matter if the first bettor was right. The answer of the third part matters.