Many poker players have won back-to-back poker tournaments, but winning three poker tournaments in just three days is something rare. Angela Jordison shocked the poker gaming community by achieving this incredible feat at the Spring Poker Round Up 2015, which was held at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino at Pendleton in Oregon.
On April 10, Jordison defeated a 537-strong field to win $10,828 in the first event, a $125 buy-in NL Hold’em tournament. The following day, she bought in to the second event, an NL Hold’em tournament, for $225. This event had a field of 448 players, who generated a prize pool as big as $88,120. Jordison went deep into the tournament and won the first-place prize of $18,348 after defeating Roger Jensen heads-up.
Winning back-to-back tournaments turned out to be an incredible achievement for Jordison, the owner of a bar in central Oregon and mother of two. But she went ahead and won yet another tournament on the next day, a No Limit Shootout tournament, which had a player field of 215 and a prize pool of $43,660. She won the first-place prize of $8,731, making her total winnings in those three days $37,907.
She later said: “The last three tourneys have become a blur. I have played more heads-up poker in the last three days than I ever have in my life. I had hands hold against big draws, suck outs, big lay downs, taken beats, and thrown some big bluffs. There were times that I had a difficult time in containing my aggression and my stack was up and down like a yo-yo.”
Jordison learned how to play poker from her father and brother when she was just a kid. She has been playing poker for the past 10 years, winning $48,356 in live tournaments before winning the three above-mentioned tournaments.
Her biggest cash prize was $14,534 for finishing as the runner up of the Spring Poker Round Up 2009. She had also finished in the 42nd place in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2010 Ladies Championship, winning a prize of $4,097. In addition, she finished 101st in the WSOP 2010 $1,500 buy-in NL Hold’em tournament for $3,878 and 4th in the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza 2011, a $340 buy-in Ladies event, for $6,174.
Jordison, who plays Omaha hi-lo poker games thrice weekly, said that she has learned several lessons from playing poker, chief of which is to stay humble while successful.