Randy Jensen

Randy Jensen is best known for his 2nd place finish in season 2 of the World Poker Tour where he won $656,460.

Randy Jensen learned how to play poker when he was five years old and played card games whenever he could and even ran games in his junior high school. During his youth, he also helped his mother in her real estate business. After attending school for a while, he left in order to work full-time at poker and real estate.

In the 1990's, he became involved with a private poker club in Colorado, which is where he learned how to play pot-limit hold'em and other games. Randy traveled to Las Vegas in 1997 and won a few thousand dollars in three days. He then went to California and raised his bankroll to $30,000 after a couple of days of playing Pot-Limit Omaha. He then went back to Las Vegas and was lost it within an hour. He didn't even have enough money to get back to San Diego so he borrowed $100 to get back.

And by 2002, he started top become successful on the poker tournament circuit. He claimed the 1st prize of $83,085 in the limit hold'em event at the Jack Binion World Poker Open in Tunica and cashed three more times in that series, with two final tables.

Randy Jensen's claim to fame came in 2004 when he finished in 2nd place and earned $656,460 in the WPT World Poker Open. Even more interesting is the story that led up to his win.

He had gone to Tunica and lost his entire bankroll after 10 days. After he went home, his wife gave him some moral support and encouraged him to return to Tunica with $20,000. Upon returning to Tunica, he entered the $10,000 buy-in event and finished 2nd to Barry Greenstein.

In 2005, he also finished in 2nd place the Mirage Poker Showdown on the Professional Poker Tour for $100,000. He has 2 WSOP cashes for $87,048 and his only final table in 2007.

Currently residing in Colorado, his nickname is the "dream crusher" because his habit of crushing the dreams poker players he plays against in tournaments.


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Randy Jensen

HPG ADMIN on February 27, 2013

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