Online Pro Jacob "bazeman" Bazeley $2.5 Million In Profit After Triple Tourney VictoryJanuary 11, 2011 12:04 pm
On January 3rd, online pro Jacob “bazeman” Bazeley got his year off to a great start after a remarkable day in which he notched up two tournament wins and a second place finish at PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.
Bazeley’s incredible feat saw him add a further $50,000 to his burgeoning bankroll, helped by a 1st place finish at PokerStars $215 NL Turbo for $15,867, a 1st place finish at Full Tilt Poker $100 Cubed for $17,394, and also 2nd place at PokerStars $162 Nightly Hundred Grand for $17,940.
For those of you unfamiliar with the US poker pro, Jacob Bazeley has been grinding the online tournament circuit since 2006, during which time he has managed to notch up around $2,465,836 in winnings.
Despite his obvious poker success, Bazeley’s trio of wins couldn’t have come at a better time as he had hit a bit of a downswing of late and, as he explains:
“After the WSOP, I went on the biggest downer ever. I was losing the majority of my bankroll backing and not winning anything substantial myself online or live. I had been playing lower stakes games and taking shots here and there trying to have a day like this for a while. I had to drop all of my horses and it was not a good end of the year for me, but then Monday happened.”
Bazeley said he believes that his delving into the world of poker backing was partly responsible for the slide in results, as he started backing too many people and would then have to spend an unreasonable amount of time online and checking his “horses.”
However, prior to his amazing winning day Bazeley said he had decided to concentrate on what he does best and was thus able to turn it all around by “grinding every tournament on the internet, especially Turbos of any size, until I could rebuild my bankroll.”
That certainly seems to have done the trick and now the young, online prodigy says he’s ready to attack 2011 with a renewed sense of optimism after his remarkable $50,000 winning day.