Jason Senti



 

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Jason Senti is an American professional poker player who is part of the November 9 final table at the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event. At 25 years of age, Jason is enjoying his first significant tournament success, but he is not an unknown player in the online poker world.

He plays online cash game poker under the nickname PBjaxx, in games ranging from $5/$10 all the way up to $50/$100. This high stakes action has given Jason the experience to test out his ability in the major live tournaments.

Jason Senti was born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He attended the University of North Dakota and he has a degree in electrical engineering. After completing his bachelor’s degree he moved to Minneapolis to work a day job as an engineer.

While doing the 9-5 grind of his day job, Jason found the real magic of online poker. In 2005 he was playing a lot of online poker tournaments in the evenings after coming home from work.

In the fall of 2006 he started taking poker much more seriously and began playing No-Limit Holdem online cash games instead. By the summer of 2007, Senti was making enough money from online poker cash games in the evenings, that he decided it was best to leave his engineering job to become a professional poker player. He dedicates his time between playing in ring games and heads up games online.

In fact, he had so much success playing high stakes online poker that he attracted the attention of Phil Galfond, who owns the poker training site Bluefire Poker and has made millions playing online poker himself. Phil requested that Jason to become an instructor on his site, and to this day he still is a coach on this training site.

Having spent several summers in Las Vegas playing in World Series of Poker events, Jason Senti finally hit a big score. has made it to the final table at the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event, where nine players will battle it out to take down the tournament. Even though he will be the short stack at the final table with 7.63 million in chips, it would be a huge mistake to underestimate this player considering he has won so much online.

 

Despite the great popularity of Jason today, he doesn’t claim to be the best poker player in the world. But there are several factors which Senti believes have helped accelerate his poker career. Jason said “I have a pretty strong math background and I understand psychology reasonably well,” and I am sure his engineering degree has a lot to do with this.

Although he is very young, he is serious and disciplined player. Now that he has made the WSOP ME final 9, he plans to start playing in a lot more live tournaments in preparation for the big one.

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