Jason Lester is a professional poker player who is best known for his appearance on ESPN where he made the final table of the main event in 2003 and finished 4th for $440,000 (the year that Chris Moneymaker won).
Lester is also an excellent backgammon player but now he focuses on poker. Lester won his only bracelet in the 2006 $5,000 pot limit hold'em event, earning $550,764. He has cashed 21 times in the WSOP (including five 6-figure cashes) and has total WSOP earnings of $1,620,443. He has also cashed twice in WPT events for insignificant amounts.
Lester also made an appearance in the film Lucky You, starring Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore, in which he played himself. As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,900,000.
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HPG ADMIN on February 27, 2013