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Just as we saw former Borgata Poker champions Michael McGuinness and Lawrence Wolf being sent to the rail, we saw Jesse Mason (Boston, MA) take his seat at one of the outer tables.
“Big Mase” as he is called, just won the Eastern Poker Tour 36K Championship event held at Foxwoods last month, for a cool $10,000 and the title of EPT Champion.
That event boasted a live streamed Final Table much like this series championship event, and Jesse was overheard saying that the bright lights of the feature table were tough to get used to at first, but once he got past all of that, he didn’t seem to have a problem dismembering the rest of the Final Table en route to his first EPT championship.
Jesse will be playing in the invitation only Bar Poker Open National Championship event this weekend, where he’ll square off against other Bar Poker champions from other BPO league affiliates from across the country, but for now, he’s just trying to survive through Event 1, and recently just avoided elimination.
While Jesse is the first champion to be mentioned on the blog, we certainly don’t expect him to be the last, as there are Borgata champions and Bar league champions alike seated at nearly every table.