Jesse Lonis: In 2022, Jesse Lonis proved his dedication to poker. He began a 24/7 poker career, becoming a force. He was tornado-like. Live tournaments gave Lonis a lot of money weekly. Winning multiple times a week was significant.
In December, Lonis reached two final tables at the WPT World Championship at the Wynn Las Vegas to end his career.
Lonis continued to move quickly when the calendar flipped to 2023. He kept winning, cashing 30 times in live events and three six-figure tournaments. Even though Lonis was successful, the World Series of Poker was his most significant moment.
The $50,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller tournament gave Lonis his second WSOP ring, which was huge. His haul? A stunning $2.3 million, six times his previous earnings. A true winner.
Then, the plot changed. Lonis took a break after a successful summer of poker, which was unusual. What’s up? Myla Michelle Lonis, his second daughter, is due on August 18. Father is a fantastic poker player.
While celebrating his daughter Harley’s second birthday, Lonis spent golden weeks with his family. He left the household cocoon and returned to the green felt. Lonis couldn’t resist Poker Masters in PokerGO‘s studio.
After the $50K PLO win, Lonis commented, “I feel better than I ever have, and I have a much more comfortable bankroll.”
Fortunately, Lonis’s comeback to live poker paid off immediately. He finished ninth, narrowly missing the final table. The respite seemed excellent.
“It feels amazing,” Lonis said. “Two or three months off was perfect. Playing daily is like a trance. You don’t realize what you’re doing or how ridiculous playing that much is.”
Lonis’s triumphs had changed him, and he was finally financially secure. His poor beginnings contrasted with his huge break after hard work.
“It was very emotional,” Lonis remarked of winning WSOP PLO. “My upbringing was humble and underprivileged. Having that much money was insane. My family has never seen such money. Was in heaven.”
Lonis’ value increased over a two-month poker vacation. He ranks 7th in the GPI and 13th in the 2023 Player of the Year race. He was close to winning the 2023 Poker Masters after winning more money and points.
Lonis stuck to his promise as the stakes rose. His poker tournaments ranged from small buy-ins with large fields to high-stakes games with few players. But the prospect of wearing the prized purple jacket called to him.
“These are special,” Lonis whispered. This feels like the top. You want to defeat the most significant players.
He appreciated the PokerGO Studio’s unique culture of fierce competitiveness regardless of prizes. The experience was worth every penny, he remarked.
Lonis smiled excitedly as the future called him after his hiatus. Could another goal be near? The Big One for One Drop at Wynn Las Vegas in December was approaching.
“Maybe we won’t talk again until I win a $1 million buy-in tournament,” Lonis thought. New stories awaited poker superstar Jesse Lonis.