Justin Saliba

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Last Updated on May 19, 2024

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Justin Saliba is an American poker player hailing from Dayton, Ohio. Self-nicknamed Jsaliba2 in online poker spaces, Saliba became immersed in the poker world at the tender age of ten, learning to play in a familial setting. 

Though Saliba pursued a degree in chemical engineering at the University of Dayton and became a goalkeeper in Division 1 soccer, he vehemently pursued the poker route, relocating to Las Vegas in 2019 to play cash games. 

Justin Saliba’s achievements

Justin Saliba aka “Jsaliba2” - Photo
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Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Justin Saliba earned his first WSOP bracelet in the 2021 WSOP Online Event #15 and the $5,300 NLH High Roller Freezeout, bagging USD 253,800 in prize money. However, Saliba’s best live cash winnings came during the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in 2023 in London when he won the 7-Handed event and took home USD 690,000. 

Now, Saliba has over USD 5.3 million in live earnings, with highlights including a six-figure payout of USD 195,000 at the 2023 PokerGO Cup Event #4. In 2024, Saliba secured his first first-place win of the season at the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Taipei Hyper Turbo High Roller, where he won NTD 210,965 (USD 6,667).

Saliba has since become a staple collaborator with poker coach Jonathan Little and

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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