Playing in a $50,000 buy-in tournament is pretty much every player’s dream. Few of them are comfortable playing in such a large crowd, and many don’t even get the chance to do so. But can you imagine what it would be like to play a $50,000 tournament for the first time and become the champion for the first time? That’s what happened to Jesse Lonis.
The American has had some good career accomplishments such as winning an online bracelet, two WSOP rings and two live victories in the series. But none of them have achieved what they achieved on Sunday. Jesse Lonis is the overall winner of Event 71, the Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, a $50,000 buy-in tournament.
Jesse Lonis was not impressed when he first entered the competition. The Highest Stakes tournament, The Money entered and beat 200 players to claim his second WSOP bracelet, a coveted tournament colossal title and an unrivaled cash prize.
The current two-time series champion has a whopping $2,303,017 in prize money, which is by far the largest prize pool on record for Lonnie. Previously, his biggest cash was $241,800 in the 2021 series main event, when he finished 25th. In his first $50,000 run, he made almost ten times that amount.
The champ said of the memorable win: “Amazing. It’s my first $50,000, so I couldn’t have gotten off to a better start than a high roller. Great, because it was a tough game. Obviously all the players, 99 percent, were great players. It was a mental game and it was nice to win,” said Jesse Lonis.
Dream debut has an advantage. The Americans are the “champions” of this competition. For example, in the playoffs, he eliminated all opponents. He outsmarted his opponents one by one, including big names like WSOP 2023 POY fight leaders Ian Matakis, Isaac Haxton and Adam Hendrix.
Lonis stopped not far from the bracelet, made sure he had won millions, and already he had a pretty good idea of what to do with the money: “[Winning] was crazy …it’s been a blessing. I’m so happy. The most exciting thing about the whole thing is knowing that my “kids will have the rest of the money to go to a good college and everything else. So it was a good time,” said the champion. Another curious detail about the American’s title is how he got to where he is today:
“I put a lot of time into the game . Outside of the family, poker is basically what I do. “I don’t study. In fact, I’ve never read a book in my life. I just play and I keep coming back. Of course, the more cards you see, the better you get. I watch some of the ‘Best in the World’ over and over again.” players’ game “. If you watch it a lot, you end up getting better at it. I think it’s proof that hard work pays off,” he said.