LAS VEGAS (July 16, 2023) – Canada’s Jason Clarke is the Lifetime Main Event Champion. Just before the final table of this year’s WSOP® Main Event® began, the World Series of Poker officially named Jason Clarke its inaugural Main Event Lifetime Champion. To celebrate this year’s Main Event making the biggest event ever in history, the WSOP randomly selected Clarke from a field of 10,043 participants:
“I actually missed the first one about my win phone,”
About Jason Clarke
Clarke was born in North York, Canada, and grew up in Brampton, just outside of Toronto. While Clarke has always had an interest in poker and played it casually with childhood friends, he turned professionally at the age of 25. Now, 17 years later and 15 WSOP tournaments, he has secured his Main Event seat for life.
On July 5, he won the $19,500 Deepstack Daily Tournament, his first $10,000 buy-in win in the main event. Clark was losing heavily in the Main Event before he made any money, but he plans to use his guaranteed seat proceeds over the next 30 years by donating 5% to various charities.
When Clark is not on the mat, he spends time working as a realtor in Toronto and enjoys rooting for his favorite sports teams: the Buffalo Bills, Toronto Raptors and Maple Leafs. Fans are encouraged to follow Clarke (@jasonclarke2021) on Instagram as he begins his 30-year Main Event journey.
With all eyes on this year’s Main Event final table, the WSOP will be crowned World Champion in 2023. Monday, July 17