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Jason Strasser Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Foxwoods Main Event

Former Online Pro Turned Banker Wins $186,600 And First WSOP Circuit Gold Ring


Jason Strasser The 2013-14 World Series of Poker Circuit season kicked off at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT this month. Over the weekend the series’ marquee tournament, the $1,675 WSOP Circuit no-limit hold’em main event, drew 591 entries to build a prizepool of $888,568.

After three full days of play, Jason Strasser emerged victorious, taking home $186,600 and 840 POY points. Strasser was one of the more successful tournament players during the mid-2000’s online poker boom. Known as “strassa2” online, he accumulated more than $750,000 in online tournament winnings in his short career before making the decision to pursue a career in finance in New York City.

“I played a ton of poker back in my younger days.” Strasser told after his win. “This game has been really good to me but it hasn’t been a big part of my life for the past five years.”

The 28-year-old was down to only 10 big blinds at one point, but was able to make it to heads-up play and then overcome eventual runner-up Wes Wyvil to take home the title and his first WSOP-C gold ring. Strasser’s live tournament earnings now exceed half a million dollars as a result. Wyvill took home $115,069 for his second-place finish.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Jason Strasser $186,600 840
2 Wesley Wyvill $115,069 700
3 Joseph Morneau $84,414 560
4 Bryan Leskowitz $62,555 420
5 Michael Guadano $47,095 350
6 James Rubin $35,898 280
7 Scott Baker $27,545 210
8 Keith Donovan $21,770 140
9 Francis Pezzullo $17,357 70