Jesse Lonis, the breakout star recently dubbed the “Busiest Man in Poker in 2022”, has not slowed down one bit here in 2023.
The 27-year-old New York poker pro who ran amuck in both live and online tournaments last year has been putting in the work this January and has already racked up nearly $700,000 in earnings this year alone. His latest impressive result came in the form of a victory in the PokerStars PCA $10,200 PSPC Warm-Up Event, good for $367,400 – a new career-high score.
For most players, a career milestone like this would elicit a major celebration. But when you are picking up scores as often as Lonis has recently, he’s simply content to inform his fans of what went down and get busy on the next one.
His win comes just days after stepping off the mainstage of the PCA Main Event where he was prominently featured on the PokerStars livestream and ultimately finished in 36th place for $33,800. Almost immediately after busting, he hopped into the PSPC Warm-up. The tournament included a field of 129 all-pro entries that included the likes of the Justin Saliba, Anthony Hu, Shannon Shorr, Andrew Lichtenberger, and Aleksejs Ponakovs (a couple of which were tapped in the latest edition of First Rounders). The victory marks Lonis’ seventh career six-figure score, and his second of 2023.
Less than two weeks ago, Lonis found himself in Florida grinding the 2023 Lucky Heart Poker Open where he finished in third place (via chop) in the stacked $25,500 High Roller for $260,175 (now the second-highest score of his career) just before making a deep run in the $3,500 LHPO Championship Event for another $15,140.
Thanks to his red-hot run down in the Bahamas, Lonis has eclipsed $2.7 million in lifetime earnings, a million more than when we wrote about him just two months ago. It appears that staying busy, and keeping busy, is a recipe for success.