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Jonathan Tare

Hometown: New York

Country of Origin: United States UNITED STATES

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Jonathan Tare Bio


Jonathan Tare, a self-proclaimed unemployed options trader, caught fire during three weeks in 2008 when he was in Tunica, cashing an impressive five times between both the WSOP Circuit events and the preliminaries at the World Poker Open for just over $91,000. Tare made two final tables, narrowly missed another and was the last man standing in Event No. 11. He parlayed his victory into another deep run, this time in the main event. The high-energy, fun-loving Tare finished 25th, proving that this grandma taught poker player was no fluke.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, Tare played in a weekly home game that also featured poker author and commentator Jessie May.

Despite his success, Tare has repeatedly attributed his success to nothing more than "dumb luck." When pressed further, the modest 36-year old said, "a lot of red bull and heavy metal." In reality, it was Tare's fearless aggression that made the difference. He is not afraid to splash around in a lot of hands, keeping the pot small until the perfect opportunity comes along.

Tare has no plans to travel the circuit and places the blame squarely on his wife Paula, who is an English professor at Pace University. "I have to see when she’ll let me out again."