Introduced for the first time in 2005, the prestigious World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit saw a return this year at the Choctaw Casino Resort. It is definitely one of the most anticipated events for poker players every year.
It was 33 year old retired poker pro Jason Strasser who overcame a huge field of 1,249 entries to take down the Main Event of the World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw for a sum of $332,539 – the biggest ever of his live career.
Strasser who went by the moniker ‘strassa2’ was an online star in the early years and decided to leave poker for a full time career in hedge funds. Strasser said that he would watch runitonce videos , talk to some players that were good and basically worked on his game for the first time in 6 years.
The effort obviously paid off as he topped the 1,675 buy-in Main Event at the Choctaw Casino in Durant which boasted a massive prize pool of $1,873,500 that was split among 135 players that made the money.
“It’s great. I mean, honestly, I don’t get to play much poker these days and the final table, the way it played out, we were three-handed for a long time and it was really, really fun because it wasn’t 20 big blind push/shove. It was actual, real poker,” strasser told WSOP reporters after the win.
A look at the final table results:
- Jason Strasser- $332,539
- Krzysztof Stybaniewicz- $206,085
- Viet Vo- $151,248
- Trung Pham- $114,284
- Gil George- $87,211
- Mark van Keirsbilck- $67,128
- Casey Brown- $52,271
- Will Berry- $41,180
- Jeffrey Trudeau- $32,824