Jason Strasser Wins 2018 WSOP Circuit Choctaw Main Event


Jason Strasser was one of the top no-limit hold’em players in the early 2000’s. Playing mostly online after graduating from Duke, he was one of the first players to make a ton of money grinding online tournaments. To the shock of numerous, he moved away from poker in 2007 and took a job on Wall Street to start his own hedge fund, but it’s clear he hasn’t lost a step.

On January 16, 2018, Strasser earned his second WSOPC gold ring and $332,589 by winning the WSOP Circuit Choctaw main event as well as a seat in the 2018 Global Casino Championship. He crushed a field of 1,249 passages who all set up the $1,675 buy-in and bested Krzysztof Stybaniewicz heads-up, denying the Colorado native his very own third ring.

“I mean, honestly, I don’t get to play much poker these days and the final table, the way it played out, we were three-handed for a long time and it was really, really fun because it wasn’t 20 big blind push/shove. It was actual, real poker. I really enjoyed my opponents and getting into the flow of it. I had a great time” said Strasser.


Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Jason Strasser $332,539 960
2 Krzysztof Stybaniewicz $206,085 800
3 Viet Vo $151,248 640
4 Trung Pham $114,284 480
5 Gil George $87,211 400
6 Mark Van Keirsbilck $67,128 320
7 Casey Brown $52,271 240
8 William Berry $41,180 160
9 Jeffrey Trudeau $32,824 80