Heard the name Jason Simon? No? The name doesn’t ring a bell? Let us tell you who he is and what he has done. At the ongoing World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2023, this player from the United States overpowered a historic field of 23,088 to grab the Gladiators of Poker title at the 54th edition of the WSOP.
Simon outsmarted a sea of players who participated in this $300 buy-in tourney. Even six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu had turned up for this event, but sadly busted at the 72nd spot for a sum of $5,840.
Jason Simon wins Gladiators of Poker at WSOP 2023
Have you battled a player field which has 20K+ entries which could easily baffle anyone? No? Then you don’t know the joy of turning $300 into a payday of $500K ($499,852).
Simon fought long and hard on the felts of Paris and Horseshoe Las Vegas to win that title and clinch his maiden WSOP bracelet.
Winning that shiny piece of metal not only registers your name in poker history, but it also adds credibility to your skills as a poker player. Sure, Simon is not a big shot in poker, but that’s the beauty of this game. If you have the skills, come on and fight for glory.
Jason Simon with his rail
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Can anyone forget how Chris Moneymaker turned an $89 satellite ticket into a WSOP Main Event victory? There’s no one in the international poker circuit who can forget the feat Moneymaker achieved at WSOP.
Simon’s Hendon Mob stats show that he has $195,975 in total live earnings and has a Global Poker Index rank of 7,187.
Event #18: $300 Gladiators of Poker remains to be the second cheapest tourney in terms of buy-in. The player pool this event generated is the second largest in the history of WSOP (all time). This player from St Louis also fondly known as ‘The Chisler’ spoke to PokerNews. He spoke about the play on Day 2, Simon added, “Your tournament life is so valuable, you have to stay alive no matter what. When I fell down to 14 million, I never really panicked, found a double up and went up from there.”
Simon also mentioned that he mainly played mixed games and played No-Limit Hold’em only in tournaments. But with the Gladiator win, we can expect to spot Simon in more tournament games in the coming future.
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