Strasser Rolls Back the Tournament Clock

Strasser Rolls Back the Tournament Clock

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

One of internet poker’s original stars who left the game for a life on Wall Street has just returned to the game with a bang. Jason “Strassa2” Strasser was one of the world’s best young tournament grinders back in 2005 and 2006 but a life away from the felt soon took him away from poker almost completely.

Managing the investment portfolios of multiple traders, including a selection of poker players such as Terrence Chan, Strasser has seldom been seen on the poker scene for a number of years.

However, in the last 24 hours the American grinder has rolled back the clock to take down the WSOP’s Circuit event in Foxwoods Casino.

After making his way through 590 players, Strasser started the final table with less than two big blinds but after some short stack grinding, he soon found himself amongst the leaders. Indeed, by the time only Wes Wyvill stood in his way he was able to continue his positive run.

Despite falling to a 2-1 deficit at one point, Strasser soon overcame Wyvill to bank $186,600 and a place in the WSOP National Championship later in the season.

Commenting on his competition, Strasser told “everyone has gotten amazing in poker in the last five years. They're so much better than I am at this point.”

WSOP Foxwoods Circuit Main Event Final Result:
1st: Jason Strasser - $186,600
2nd: Wes Wyvill - $115,069
3rd: Joe Morneau - $84,414
4th: Bryan Leskowitz - $62,555
5th: Mike Guadano - $47,095
6th: James Rubin - $35,898
7th: Scott Baker - $27,545
8th: Keith Donovan - $21,770
9th: Frank Pezzullo - $17,357

Tags: WSOP Circuit, Foxwoods, Jason Strasser