The October Nine - Jesse Sylvia

23 July 2012

Jesse Sylvia is a professional poker player born in Martha's Vineyard (Massachusetts), he currently resides in Las Vegas, where he regularly participates in the cash games of the various casinos on the strip. He spends about 40 to 60 hours a week playing poker.

He started to play poker in some home games with friends. During his first year in Cal Lutheran University he made his first deposit and started to play online poker. In the beginning he lost and had to deposit 50$ several times, but started to feel the passion for poker. He committed himself to improve his game by practicing and reading everything he found about poker and gradually started to improve his game. He stopped very quickly with the consecutive 50$ deposits and started to withdrawal winnings to pay for day to day expenses and some vacations.

Outside the poker tables, he dedicates his free time to snowboard, reading and rollerblading.


The chip leader of the October Nine says that his success is due to always being surrounded and supported by family and friend. In fact, during the Main Event he said that “I want to reach the final table to fill buses with friend and bring them to be with me on the October Nine”.


Before reaching the final table of the Main Event he had one cash in a WSOP 2011 event and another in a WSOP Circuit event. He has overall winnings of 7.244$ and he’s a 888poker sponsored player.

Jesse Sylvia:

Nickname - 4JesseJames4
Country - USA

Age - 26
Stack - 43.875.000 (146bb)
Seat - 6


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