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Jacob Wideman is Chasing his Dreams with a One Way Ticket to Vegas

Written By: Maya Michaels | June 7, 2016 | Posted In Poker News

Jacob Wideman is a part of the PokerNews Stream Team and now is looking to hit it big at the WSOP.  Jacob may be familiar to you as he is a part of the PokerNews Stream Team that is on Twitch, but this Vancouver poker player will be doing whatever it takes in order to make a name for himself during the 2016 World Series of Poker.  According to his Hendon Mob profile, Jacob has only one live cash that has been recorded, and also stated that he was actually making his very first trip to the WSOP this coming summer.

Jacob Wideman is living his ultimate dream as a heads up player in this years $10,000.00 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship after he won his seat via a $1,000 satellite.  Jacob has a common story about how he actually got into poker, he started playing offline with some very small deposits before he was actually hit by that poker bug, but after being bit he dove in head first.

Jacob has now made his way all the way into the $10,000.00 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship, as he defeated Aaron Merelstien in the second round and Nick Schulman in the first round.  On day 2 of the championship his first match will be going against the heads-up superstar Ankush Mandavia.

If Jacob does defeat the heads-up superstar Aaron Merelstien he will be in the money in this event as well as earning $24,596.00.  This will have been his biggest live cash prize ever won, but Jacob is not unfamiliar with winning it big, as he played online he once won a Spin & Go game on Pokerstars hitting it big for a total of $45,000.00.  It was this huge win that brought him to streaming.

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