Poker pro Jared Jaffee added another title to his portfolio last night. The player topped the field of the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino Main Event for $211,220 and his first gold ring. Jaffee now has more than $3.4 million in live tournament earnings.
The player is a one-time WSOP gold bracelet winner and one-time WPT Main Tour Main Event winner. He won his WPT title back in 2013 when he bested the $3,500 Main Event at Florida poker room bestbet Jacksonville. In 2014, he scooped his gold bracelet from the WSOP. The player emerged victorious from the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max for the piece of jewelry and the amount of $405,428.
Prior to last night, Jaffee had cashed in six WSOP Circuit events, collecting a little over $40,000 in those. He has been much more profitable in WSOP events over the years. He has cashed in 24 of those over the course of his career, collecting a total of $847,963.
Jaffee entered the final day of the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino Main Event 10th in chips out of 14 remaining players. He kept himself in the lower half of the leaderboard when the unofficial final table of ten was set, and then when the names of the nine final tablists became clear.
However, during eight-handed play he doubled through his opponent Chahn Jung to take the chip lead.
Final Stages of Play
The final day of play began with Kelly Minkin as the chip leader. While she may have lost her leading position later on, the player never really lost momentum until late on Tuesday. At the time there were only seven players left at the final table, she held the second largest stack and was not much far behind Jaffee with her 3.33 million to the chip leader’s 3.75 million.
Minkin was eventually busted in third place to collect $95,880 for her efforts. She was eliminated by Brendan Baksh who thus secured himself with a spot for the final heads-up duel against Jaffee. Baksh entered the match with 4.8 million to the eventual winner’s 8.95 million. Jaffee extended his lead quite quickly.
However, Baksh managed to improve afterwards and to pull very close to the chip lead, until he eventually emerged the chip leader. However, he maintained his momentum for a very brief moment before Jaffee doubled through him to regain the majority of chips at the table. The player never looked back from that point on and ended up with the title not long after.
On the final hand in play, Baksh shoved pre-flop and Jaffee snap-called. Baksh tabled [Jh][10d]to face off Jaffee’s [Kc][Kh]. The board ran out [8c][5d][2s][4d][4s] to secure Jaffee with the title, the first-place prize, and a seat into the season-ending Global Casino Championship. Baksh earned $130,720 for his deep run into the tournament.
The Bicycle Casino was the final WSOP Circuit stop of the year. The next festival on the series’ schedule will kick off on January 3 at Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma.
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