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High-Stakes Pro Jesse Martin Makes Big Breakthrough At WSOP

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Nov 01, 2013

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Poker pro Jesse Martin has been one of the most consistent winners in the game for years, but thanks to a bracelet in the $10,000 buy-in deuce-to-seven draw lowball event this summer at the World Series of Poker, he finally got the widespread attention that he deserves. Martin had a great WSOP, cashing six times (in six different game variants) for a total of $309,498. Martin, 33, considers himself an “east coast person, but a west coast poker player.” He has spent time in numerous parts of the country, following big live games and, when online poker was more widespreadl, honing his craft in the biggest games on the Internet. Martin went to Syracuse University and graduated in 2002, but never wanted to do much with his education. Poker was just too lucrative and interesting for him. Part of Martin’s rise can be attributed to just good timing. He was ...


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