“I didn’t want to get a job,” 23-year old Jake Balsiger tells us when asked how he got his start in poker. Well he seems to have a made a good living out of poker so far, amassing almost $4 million in tournament results. Most of that came when he finished 3rd in the 2012 WSOP Main Event. He’s guaranteed another $170,000 for making this latest final table.
Balsiger says that Phil Galfond is the biggest influence on his poker game and the thing he has enjoyed most about his visit to Melbourne this January is making the Aussie Millions Main Event final table. Outside of poker Balsiger enjoys hiking and playing tennis.
Courtesy of the PokerStars Blog