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Online Player of the Year - Jason ‘jdpc27’ Wheeler

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Mar 18, 2011

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Jason “jdpc27” Wheeler was just a guy from Chicago who played poker on the side while working at a job in finance. After a transfer forced a move to San Diego, Wheeler was laid off and left stranded in a different city with no employment. With limited options and a scarcity of job openings, Wheeler turned his full attention to poker in an effort to pay the bills and provide for his longtime girlfriend and child. After a brief adjustment period, the 33-year-old, slightly profitable sit-and-go player became one of the best multitable-tournament players in the game today. After nearly bagging a bracelet at his first-ever World Series of Poker, Wheeler began to win online, and has since banked nearly $1 million in tournament earnings in the past two years. With seven final tables and two wins after just one month of play in 2011, he now finds himself near ...


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