Jason "strassa2" Strasser Wins WSOP Choctaw Main Event for $332,539

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Former online poker pro Jason "strassa2" Strasser has proved he can still compete with the best after winning the WSOP's Choctaw No Limit Hold'em Main Event for over $330,000 in prize money.

Strasser left a promising career in the poker world in 2007 to take a job on Wall Street. It proved to be a good decision and after starting his own hedge fund, he can now enjoy playing poker as a recreational player.

However, he still does study the game from time to time, as he revealed in his post-win interview with WSOP.com earlier this week:

“I had an experience where I played the Main Event three years ago. I got to like Day 4 and was like ‘Whatever I was doing before isn’t working and the game has passed me by.’ Whenever I had free time from work, I would fire up some poker videos. I would watch Run it Once videos, talk to some players that were good and I kind of worked on my game for the first time in like six or seven years,” Strasser said.

All that studying paid off as Strasser defeated a field of 1,249 entries in the $1,675 buy-in WSOP Choctaw Main Event. This was Strasser's second WSOP Circuit ring and he has now nearly $1 million in total live cashes.

Official Final Table Results:

1 Jason Strasser $332,539
2 Krzysztof Stybaniewicz $206,085
3 Viet Van Vo $151,248
4 Trung Pham $114,284
5 Gil George $87,211
6 Mark Van Keirsbilck $67,128
7 Casey Brown $52,271
8 William Berry $41,180
9 Jeffrey Trudeau $32,824

 

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