Jason Clarke named winner of first ever poker world series ‘lifetime main event’
Just before the card appeared on this year’s World Series Poker (WSOP) main event final table, the WSOP officially named Jason Clarke the winner of its first ever “Main Event for Life”. In honor of this year’s main event, which made history as the largest event field on record, WSOP randomly selected Clark from 10,043 participants and entered the main event for free over the next 30 years.
“I actually missed the first call that I won,” Clark said. “Although I was skeptical, I decided to call back and, to my surprise, I found out that I had won. I’m excited to have this opportunity and I’m excited to see what the next 30 years will look like.”
About Jason Clark
Born in North York, Canada, Clark grew up in Brampton, outside Toronto. Although Clark was always interested in poker by playing light games with his friends when he was young, he started playing professionally at the age of 25. After 17 years and 15 WSOP tournaments, he has secured his place in the main event for life.
On July 5, he won the $19,500 Daily Deep Stack Tournament, which included a $10,000 buyout that would be his first main event. Clark failed at the main event before making money, but plans to capitalize on all the wins he has won from his guaranteed position by donating 5% to various charities over the next 30 years.
Clark spends time as a real estate agent in Toronto when he is emotionless and enjoys cheering for his favorite sports team, the Buffalo Bills, Toronto Raptors and Maple Leafs. Fans are encouraged to catch up with Clark as he launches a 30-year main event journey on Instagram. 바다이야기