Chip Jett

Chip Jett Chip Jett definitely has one of the coolest names in poker along with Chris Moneymaker’s. Charles “Chip” Jett was born on September 22, 1974 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He used to be a lifeguard until he realized that being a poker dealer was far more lucrative, which led him to dealer school at the age of 18.

Back then, he actually spent more time playing than dealing. He got a job at Fort McDowell Casino, where he worked as a floorman and shift boss before becoming a proposition player, a job he held for six years. By the age of 21, Chip became a full-time professional poker player; although he spent most of his early poker days being a proposition player. He eventually decided to focus exclusively on tournaments, which has proven to be a great decision.

Chip made his mark in the poker world until 2001, when he won a Best All-Around Player award at the L.A. Poker Classic, where he made the final table in the Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, Omaha Hi/Lo, H.O.R.S.E., Seven Card Stud, and No Limit Hold’em events. Jett won his first tournaments in 2002 at Foxwoods. Chip performed consistently in 2003, earning fifteen final table appearances, including a second place finish in the Million event in the Season 1 of the World Poker Tour. Chip won Phil Hellmuth’s 2003 Champion of the Year award for his success, which also included seats at two World Series of Poker final tables.

Jett placed third in the $5,000 Seven Card Stud event at the 2005 World Series of Poker. Chip made his presence felt at multiple final tables in different tournaments throughout the year. He maintained his presence at poker tournaments in 2006 with a 21st place finish in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event at the World Series of Poker. Chip is recognized for his distinctive look with slicked back hair and sunglasses. He is a fearless player and that has proven to be both his strongest trait and his greatest weakness as a player. His peers consider him one of the top ten tournament players in the game.

He is married to fellow poker player Karina Jett; the couple has a daughter named Athena and a son named Apollo who died in 2010 at the age of four following an accident in the family pool.  Chip played against his wife at the final table of an event at the 2005 London Open at Billingsgate Market. In addition to playing poker, he also enjoys woodworking.

Chip Jett has over $2.1 in live tournament winning.