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is one of the most recognizable personalities in poker due to his tremendous success on the tournament trail, his
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appearances on the World Poker Tour, having one of the coolest names in all of poker (except for
Chris Moneymaker), and his distinctive look (slicked back
hair and sunglasses) at the poker table.
Chip is originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, but now lives in Las Vegas with his wife Karina Jett and their two children.
He spent some of his early poker career as a proposition (“prop”) player. After gaining enough experience and confidence, he
made up his mind to focus on tournaments and has won more
than a million dollars in prize money over the course of his career.
I have had the pleasure of playing with Chip on a couple of occasions. My original thoughts about him were somewhat off the
mark. I thought he had a somber personality and didn't have much to say, except of course when he was drinking Captain
Morgan and Coke - then he is Mr. Personality! Much to my surprise, he has a lot to say and his opinions are well thought out
and articulate. When I asked him what accomplishment he was most proud of he said, "Until I win the Card Player Tournament
Player of the Year Award, I would have to say that winning the best all-around player award at the Commerce Casino at the
2001 Los Angeles Poker Classic and being on the cover of Poker Digest was my proudest poker moment." He made seven final
tables in six different games, which proves what a well-rounded player he is and why I respect his play so much. I really
like the fact he started out his sentence with "Until I win", not "if I win", as if there was no doubt in his
mind he will win that award in the future. I think those three words are a key to his success at the tables. He knows that he is
good and that kind of confidence is one of the keys to being a great player.
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I also asked him who he continually learns from when he sees them play. He said, "I really try to learn a little something
from everyone I play against. Everyone has patterns or traits that work for them in certain situations. I try to identify
what other successful players are doing and steal the very best parts of their game from the very best players. For example,
last year I noticed my results in No Limit Holdem were suffering due to the fact that I was not acquiring chips fast enough
to be able to survive losing a showdown. When I did lose a pot, I was out-chipped and out the door. So I watched the players
that always seemed to have a ton of chips and I tried to
isolate what each one did that worked for them. In my opinion
Phil Ivey and
are the best at gathering chips. So that is who I paid particular attention to. I then worked at integrating what I saw into
my game. My ability to accumulate chips has come a long way in the past year and my end results have improved enormously,
especially in No Limit. The same concept can be used for almost any flaw you find in your game." There are many players that
just "play their game". Chip plays his game, but is consistently looking for ways to improve. He uses his strengths, but
also incorporates other people's strengths into his game. He once stated during the World Poker Tour that his greatest
strength as a player is the same as his greatest weakness ... his fearlessness.
His unorthodox style of play is designed to
keep other players off-balance. He stated, "The advantage of my limping/trapping style of play is the ability to gain table
control with little risk. The disadvantage is when you set a lot of traps occasionally you trap yourself."
Chip Jett is definitely a top tournament poker player. He has a well-rounded game and has different styles of play depending on what
kind of tournament he is playing. He has spent time developing his game into what it is today and there is no arguing his success.
He has numerous first place finishes including the Mixed event (H.O.E.) at the 2003 Los Angeles Poker Classic, the No Limit Holdem event
at the 4th Annual World Poker Open, the 2003 Tropicana Poker Championship Series in No Limit Holdem, and the 2003 $5,000 buy-in No Limit
Holdem tourney at the California State Poker Championship . Last but not least, he placed second in the season one Party Poker Million
and fourth in the season two Legends of Poker World Poker Tour event. Chip's wife Karina Jett is also a successful poker player.
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