WSOP Bracelet Winner Profile: Jason Somerville

Jason Somerville has his eyes set on another gold bracelet this year.

Jason Somerville has his eyes set on another gold bracelet this year.

Jason Somerville had been knocking on the door of a World Series of Poker bracelet the past four years, with several deep finishes including four top-five placings. He finally broke through with his first win in a live tournament setting Tuesday evening when he defeated a field of 3,175 entrants in Event 20 – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em.

Primarily known for his tournament success online, Somerville wasn’t as affected by others when the Black Friday indictments happened.

“I’m kind of in a unique situation when it comes to online poker players. Last year went so well for me, I didn’t really have any reason to move out and I didn’t have to go out and grind” Somerville said. I thankfully had enough success late last year that I had time to wait and see what happened at the World Series”.

Now that his first WSOP bracelet is out of the way, Jason wants to make it a double.

“I’m motivated to try and win two. There’s still about 30 events left and I feel like I can play everything but the weird games. I’m going to be in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max and hopefully I can win, who knows?

Name: Jason Somerville

Age: 24

Hometown: Stony Brook, New York

Occupation: Professional poker player

Education: 2 1/2 years of college

Online screenname: JCarver

Lifetime live tournament earnings: $1,701,697

Lifetime online tournament earnings: $2,219,782

Memorable quotes (on deciding to play the $1,000 No-Limit Sunday): I had actually been missing events because I just didn’t feel like playing them. For some reason Sunday morning I said, “You know what, I’m going to play the 1K today” and here we are.

(On how surprised heads-up lasted one hand): “I thought it was going to be a really long grind because people had busted so quickly and it ended heads-up with 100 big blinds. I had a long-term plan in mind about how I’m going to play my opponent, or… we could just get it in on the first hand.”

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