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Ben Reason: Zen and the Art of Poker

by Bernard Lee |  Published: Mar 18, 2015


In January 2015, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit made its annual pilgrimage to Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma. One of the most well attended venues, Choctaw Casino recently broke the record for the most entries (4,053) in a single WSOP Circuit tournament during its re-entry event. Although “only” finishing in 128th place in this record setting field, 26-year-old Ben Reason was just getting started. After his elimination from the re-entry event, Reason immediately jumped into another preliminary ring event. After two hard-fought days, Reason outlasted 280 other players to capture his second WSOP Circuit ring. Shortly thereafter, the Tyler, Texas native continued his surreal week, final tabling two other events, including the main event. At the end of the tournament series, Reason topped the venue’s leaderboard, capturing the Casino Champion honor, which also included a seat into the 2015 WSOP National Championship. As a youngster, Reason learned ...

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