Jared Jaffee Triumphs at 2017 WSOPC Bicycle Casino Main Event

Jared Jaffee Triumphs at 2017 WSOPC Bicycle Casino Main EventLast Saturday, the World series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Bicycle Casino Main Event got underway in Los Angeles, with 687 players entering the $1,675 buy-in tournament to create a prize pool of $1,024,500. On Tuesday, Jared Jaffee then took care of his final opponent, Brendan Baksh, to walk away with a gold winner’s ring, and a top prize worth $211,220.
The victory now brings Jaffee’s lifetime earnings to $3,407,979, whilst elevating his 2017 winnings from $241,591 to $452,811. Jaffee’s peak year, however, was recorded back in 2014 after amassing an impressive $953,947, and following his latest success the pro commented:
“This has actually been my worst year of poker in like the last seven or eight years… So, I had a bunch of losing months in a row and it turned into a losing year. That made it tough, but this helps and it feels like the momentum is shifting and I’m looking forward to 2018.”
The big stacks going into the final table included Chahn Jung, Brendan Baksh and Kelly Minkin, while Jaffee was positioned in the middle of the chip counts. Nevertheless, he soon managed to double up after making an Ac-Jc flush on a Kc-10c-4d-5c-4s board against Chahn Jung with 9c-8c.
With the wind at his back, Jaffee (6-6) then eliminated Mike Eskandari (K-Q) in 6th, followed by Edward Liu in 5th, while Brendan Baksh dispatched Kelly Minkin to the rail in 3rd to force the heads-up phase of the game. Minkin, who was the last woman standing at the 2015 WSOP Main Event, is a good friend of Jaffee, and commenting following her exit from the final table stated:
“It was nice that I was able to rebuild and get to the final table with her, but it was close and you don’t usually get to go that deep with someone you are friends with. So, I’m thankful for that. It was a lot of fun.”
As the final battle commenced, Jaffee enjoyed a 2-1 chip lead over his remaining opponent, and despite Baksh briefly going ahead, Jaffee soon jumped into a 10-1 lead after his A-Q overcame the A-8 shove of Baksh. The final hand of the competition then saw Baksh move all-in preflop with J-10, and after Jaffee made the call his pocket kings held up on the ensuing 8-5-2-4-4 board to secure the title.
Final Table Results:
1: Jared Jaffee $211,220
2: Brendan Baksh $130,720
3: Kelly Minkin $95,880
4: Aaron Frei $71,300
5: Edward Liu $53,740
6: Massoud Eskandari $41,045
7: Chahn Jung $31,760
8: Brian Small $24,895
9: Tuan Phan $19,765


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