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Jesse Michael Alto (January 1, 1927 – May 3, 1998), an Americanmarker poker player, best known for his numerous main event final table appearances at the World Series of Poker.

Alto was a fixture at the World Series of Poker in the 1970's and 80's. Although he never won any WSOP bracelets, he cashed in many events, most notably in the main event.

Alto made his first Main Event final table in 1976 where he finished as the runner-up to Doyle Brunson. In the final hand of the 1976 WSOP Alto held while Brunson held . The flop came giving two pairs for Alto and one pair for Brunson. Alto then lead out with a pot size bet, Brunson with the chip lead countered by moving all-in, which was called.The turn came , giving Brunson two pair but still trailing, the river brought giving Brunson a full house and the win. This was Alto's highest finish in the WSOP main event, but his highest main event money finish was 3rd place in 1984, because the main event had a winner-take-all format until 1978.

Alto made the WSOP Main Event final table six times: 1976, 1978, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1988.

As of 2008, Alto's total live tournament winnings exceed $430,000


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