Chip Jett

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Chip Jett
Chip Jett.jpg
Nickname(s) None
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Born (1974-09-22) September 22, 1974 (age 39)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finish(es) 12
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
161st, 2008
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 8

Charles McRae "Chip" Jett (born September 22, 1974 in Scottsdale, Arizona) is an American professional poker player from Las Vegas, Nevada. He is one of the most popular players on the World Poker Tour.[1]

Jett has been known as "Chip" ever since he left the hospital when he was born. The nickname was suggested by a nurse to Jett's parents. His name is considered to be an aptronym.[citation needed]

Jett began working as a poker dealer in an Indian casino, but turned into a professional player when he realized he was making more money as a player.

Jett finished 2nd to Howard Lederer in the World Poker Tour (WPT) PartyPoker.com Million II cruise event in March 2003. Later in the same year he made 2 World Series of Poker (WSOP) final tables, and another WPT final table in the Legends of Poker event won by Mel Judah. His successes in 2003 won him the Phil Hellmuth's Champion of the Year award.

Jett also had a 3rd place finish in the 2005 WSOP $5,000 seven-card stud event.

He is married to fellow poker professional Karina Jett (née Mikelis). In August 2005 they both made the same final table, at the London Open event in Old Billingsgate Market. They had two children together a daughter, Athena and a son, Apollo. Four-year-old Apollo died on September 14, 2010, following an accident in the family pool.[2][3][4]

Jett has written articles for Card Player Magazine and he and Karina write a column together, answering reader questions in a "he said/she said" format.

As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,075,000.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chip Jett". World Poker Tour. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Cypra, Dan (2010-09-14). "Apollo Jett, Son of Chip and Karina Jet, Passes Away". Poker News Daily. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  3. ^ http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/sep/15/boy-4-rescued-henderson-pool-friday-dies-hospital/
  4. ^ Cypra, Dan (2010-09-14). "Apollo Jett, Son of Chip and Karina Jet, Passes Away". Poker News Daily. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  5. ^ Hendon Mob tournament results

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