poker player, UFC enthusiast, gamer, and aspiring caster.
Once upon a time, I won a few "tournaments on the internet." In what would forever be remarked upon as my crowning glory, I finished 2nd in the first annual SomethingAwful.com Peggle tournament, losing to my archnemesis, the one and only Jake Balsiger. I have managed to execute a 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th rundown of finishes at the World Series of Poker, a record substantially less impressive than my 26 year streak of consecutive sessions eating plain food and drinking water. I once had the great honor of playing 'Night Lies' and 'Hungry Like the Wolf' with PumpyTudors.
In the slightly paraphrased yet still somehow unforgettable words of Leo Wolpert, "I used to think I was a college student with a gambling problem, until one day, I realized I was a gambler with a college problem." I left school to follow my desire to play poker professionally seven years ago. In that time, I've been lucky enough to meet some awesome people and to have many great experiences while pursuing my poker dreams. I'm excited to be sharing future adventures with all of you.
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1 WSOP BRACELET
4 WSOP FINAL TABLES
44 TOURNAMENTS WON
$4.1 TOTAL WINNINGS
"We are proud to announce that 2011 WSOP bracelet winner and Ultimate Poker pro Jason Somerville will cohost the live, hour-long program alongside PokerNews Editor-in-Chief Donnie Peters and Senior Editor Rich Ryan every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:30 p.m. PST."
"Jason Somerville is without doubt one of the most driven, hardworking and enthusiastic minds playing the circuit today."
"In the first of a two-part interview Jason Somerville tells us about being an ambassador, coaching a November Niner and how Daniel Negreanu has been his role model."
"At 26, Somerville, who won a World Series of Poker gold bracelet in 2011, is fast approaching veteran status in the poker world."
"Poker pro Jason Somerville talks to pokerfuse about his popular webcast, promoting Ultimate Poker, the UFC and being the first openly gay male poker player."
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"Poker pro and MMA aficionado Jason Somerville is the spokesperson, ambassador, liason, and content creator for Ultimate Poker ("Play for Real Money today"), the new online venture from UFC owners the Fertitta Brothers. Essentially his job is to help cultivate the overlap between the worlds of professional gambling and professional fighting. 'Our primary demographic is pretty much identical,' he says. '21- to 35-year-old males with a bit of disposable income.'"
"Poker pro Jason Somerville announced today on Twitter that he has signed on to represent UltimatePoker, the first licensed real-money site in the state of Nevada. He will be joining Antonio Esfandiari and other members of the UltimatePoker team."
"When this young poker pro outed himself to his peers in a blog post, he expected the community’s response to be mixed. “Instead, I got a strong reaction of acceptance from both the poker world and the gay community,” he says."
"Player's decision to embrace his sexuality has given him peace of mind."
"Jason Somerville talks about the experience of being the first openly game man in poker, how it's brought him closer to the people in poker and his personal life and how his happiness has increased enormously as a result of being able to be honest."
"Last summer Jason Somerville was on top of the world. With a rail full of good friends from the poker community Somerville beat a field of 3,175 players to win his first WSOP bracelet and bank nearly half a million dollars. That is the type of day every poker player dreams about. For most it would be the best day of their life and at the time it was for Somerville, but Valentine’s Day this year topped it."
"Jason Somerville won his first WSOP bracelet when he took down a $1k No-Limit Hold’em event for $493,091 in this edition of ‘Battle for the Bracelets.’"