Jack Oliver is a British grinder who cut his poker chops playing in low buy-in events in the United Kingdom. Oliver’s first recorded live tournament cash was a ninth-place finish in the £275 buy-in UK Student Poker Championships High Roller event back in 2016. He has since amassed $3,117,414 in live winnings.
Jack Oliver's 5 Best Tournament Results
Date | Event | Place | Prize
2021 | Event #67: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em - WSOP Main Event | 3rd | $3,000,000
2019 | DeepStack Extravaganza IV: $400 No Limit Hold'em - Double Stack | 1st | $27,047
2018 | Grosvenor UK Poker Tour: £1,100 No Limit Hold'em Main Event | 5th | £14,900 ($19,575)
2017 | Grosvenor 25/25 Series: £220 No Limit Hold'em | 2nd | £10,300 ($13,385)
2021 | Grosvenor UK Poker Tour: £1,250 No Limit Hold'em - GUKPT Main Event | 11th | £6,150 ($8,515)
World Series of Poker
Oliver’s first WSOP cash came at the 2018 series, doing so in the $1,500 Millionaire Maker event. He won a $4,700 package online that granted travel expenses and a Millionaire Maker entry. Oliver navigated his way to a 359th place finish worth $4,518. The Brit’s second WSOP in-the-money finish came at this year’s WSOP. Oliver finished 322nd in the $1,500 Monster Stack for $3,005.
Thanks to his third-place finish in the 2021 Main Event, Oliver is now a multi-millionaire, picking $3 million for his deep run.
Oliver started his quest for WSOP Main Event glory like a runaway train, bagging 205,800 chips on Day 1d, which were good enough for 29/1,933. His hot run continued on Day 2abd and Day 3, before losing a little momentum on the subsequent days.
Day 5, for example, saw Oliver drop from 1,878,000 chips to 1,565,000, which placed him 80th of the 96 surviving players. Day 6 was more profitable, in terms of accumulating chips, but he was still only 27/36.
Oliver kept his cool and went from 6,043,000 chips at the start of Day 7 to 30,400,000 by the close of play. Heading into the final table 5/9, Oliver outlasted 6 players to before being eliminated in third by 2021 Main Event runner up George Holmes. Oliver miraculously survived a three-way all in which took place in the latter stages of Day 8.
His bested Koray Aldemir's pocket queens and fourth-place finisher Joshua Remitio's ace-jack. Oliver would go runner-runner to hit a flush for a huge triple-up that left Remitio with a short stack. Oliver would then put the final nail in Remitio's coffin, his ace-deuce held as the board ran out blanks for Remitio's .
Oliver's Main Event journey came to an end after he jammed for 35,700,000 in the small blind and Holmes in the big blind asked for a count. After one minute and 11 seconds of consideration, Holmes made the call.
His was still ahead on the flop but Holmes turned a better pair on the turn. The river wasn't one of his five outs and Oliver sent to the rail.