WSOP High Profile: Jason Dewitt

Jason DeWitt
Jason Dewitt

When you win your first bracelet in the WSOP sometimes the only thing left to do is make some noise in the Main Event.

Jason "JMaster130" Dewitt seems to have taken that to heart on Day 2b as he's fought his way into the top 10 chip counts as of the dinner break with over 200k.

"I'm feeling really good," he said. "I've only made one mistake over the last two days so if I can just keep that up I can make a very deep run."

Dewitt, originally from Indiana and now residing in Atlanta, made headlines this year when he won the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for over $800,000 beating skilled online players like David Benefield, Amit Makhija and Jeff Williams.

It was a huge relief for the 26-year-old who had both a second and third place finish in the 2009 WSOP.

After snagging the $800k bracelet victory in the middle of the WSOP, Dewitt went 11 tournaments without cashing and felt he needed to change something.

"I decided to wear my bracelet and then I went deep and cashed in a tournament," he said. "It worked really well. People were just giving me stacks with my bracelet on."

It worked so well that Dewitt decided to continue the tradition during the Main Event and so far it's worked like a charm.

"They always think I'm making a move," he said.

It's all new ground for Dewitt, who has played four Main Events, never cashed, and only made Day 2 once. Despite his lack of success in the event Dewitt still feels very comfortable amongst the 7,319 players who entered.

"The structure in this is just so good," he said. "You can just be more patient if you're getting any good cards."

Dewitt mentioned there was only one nagging concern on his mind as he headed out for the dinner break.

"It's a pretty long grind," he said. "I'm kinda getting bored today."

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