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Poker Stories: Jesse Sylvia

Poker Stories Is A New Audio Series That Features The Game's Best Players and Personalities


Poker Stories is a new, long-form audio series that features casual interviews with some of the game’s best players and personalities. Each episode highlights a well-known member of the poker world and dives deep into their favorite tales both on and off the felt.

Jesse SylviaThis episode features Jesse Sylvia, who banked nearly $5.3 million when he finished runner-up in the 2012 World Series of Poker main event.

In the years since, the Martha’s Vineyard native has proven that he is no fluke, making two more WSOP final tables and winning his first World Poker Tour title at the Borgata Poker Open for a little over $820,000. In total, Sylvia has earned more than $6.8 million in live tournaments.

Highlights from this interview include living on an island, big pressure final tables, wonderful college professors, the 4Heart Suit, credit card roulette, imaginary numbers, pepper steak, and being a master of your domain… at the table.

You can check out the entirety of the audio interview in the video at the top of the page.