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Seat Open with Jason Somerville: Scrubbing Toilets, Teaching Karate & Being Bedridden

You follow players on Twitter, at tables in your favorite online poker rooms, through PokerNews live reporting and at live events, but how did they get their start? What were they doing before they discovered poker? We're here to answer those questions and more for you in Seat Open.

This week, poker pro Jason Somerville opens up about his early years in which he taught karate to a group of 100 three-to-six year olds. When Jason found himself bedridden at 18 due to Ulcerative colitis, he decided to always do what makes him happy. This decision ultimately led him to follow his dream of being a professional poker player.

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