12/13/17 03:32:00 AM PST
Jared Jaffee's Lucky Card Protector Propels Him to Bike Main Event Victory
Jared Jaffee won his first Circuit ring on Tuesday evening. He defeated a field of 687 entries to win the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino main event. He defeated a field of 687 entries to win $211,220, his first Circuit ring and a seat into the 2018 Global Casino Championship.
Jaffee, 36, already has a WSOP bracelet to his name as well as other major titles and several million in live tournament earnings. He’s got more poker talent than most people will ever hope for, but he is giving most of the credit to an inanimate object that sat on his cards the whole tournament.
“My friend Sam Panzica just went to Asia,” said the New York native that now lives in Las Vegas. “I told him that while he was out there, he either had to get me a lucky souvenir or I was going to make him give me a bitcoin. And I told him that I wasn’t going to tell him more than once, so if he forgot, he was beat.”..... READ MORE
12/12/17 10:18:27 PM PST
Jared Jaffee Wins Main Event at the Bike ($211,220)!
Jared Jaffee - 1st Place
Brendan Baksh moves all in from the button, and Jared Jaffee immediately calls.
"That's not good," Baksh says when he sees Jaffee's hand.
The flop comes . "That's not good, either," Baksh says. The turn and river also offer him no help, coming out and .
Jaffee wins the hand and tournament, and he becomes the latest WSOP Circuit Main Event Champion. He wins $211,220 and a free entry into the 2018 WSOP Global Casino Championship.
Brendan Baksh finishes in second place, earning $130,720.
A full report on Jaffee's victory will be posted later tonight.
Brendan Baksh - Runner Up
12/12/17 10:11:39 PM PST
Brendan Baksh Doubles Up
Jared Jaffee moves all in on the button and Brendan Baksh calls out of the big blind. Baksh is all in for 1,162,000 and has the best hand with his against Jaffee's .
The board ran out and Baksch doubles up with a better king high.
Brendan Baksh - 2,324,000 (14 bb)
Jared Jaffee - 11,176,000 (69 bb)
12/12/17 10:10:10 PM PST
Level 33 Started
|Level:||33 ||Blinds:||80,000/160,000 ||Ante:||20,000|12/12/17 10:06:32 PM PST
Jared Jaffee Doubles Through Brendan Baksh
Brendan Baksh raises to 275,000 on the button and Jared Jaffee three-bets to 910,000 out of the big blind. Baksh takes a few moments and then announces all in. Jaffee takes about 10 seconds and then tosses in three chips to call. Jaffee is the player at risk for his last 6,250,000 and most of the chips in play are in the middle of the table.
Jaffee is in a dominating position with his against Baksh's .
The flop is , which gives Jaffee queens and jacks, leaving Baksh drawing to runners. The turn is the , which gives Baksh some chop outs, but the comes on the river and Jaffee doubles up, leaving Baksh very short.
Jared Jaffee - 12,000,000 (100 bb)
Brendan Baksh - 1,175,000 (9 bb)
12/12/17 10:01:01 PM PST
Brendan Baksh Outkicks Jared Jaffee, Takes Chip Lead
Brendan Baksh raises to 285,000 from the button and Jared Jaffee calls from the big blind.
The flop comes out . Jaffee checks and Baksh continues for 290,000. Jaffee calls.
The turn is the and Jaffee checks again. Baksh bets 630,000 and Jaffee calls.
The completes the board on the river. Jaffee now leads out for 1,010,000, and Baksh calls.
Both players have aces up, but Baksh wins with his ten kicker.
Brendan Baksh - 7,200,000
Jared Jaffee - 6,400,000
12/12/17 09:53:45 PM PST
Jared Jaffee Starts to Pull Away Again
Jared Jaffee raises to 275,000 on the button, and Brendan Baksh calls from the big blind.
The flop is . Baksh checks and Jaffee continues for 300,000. Baksh calls.
The turn is the and Baksh checks again. Jaffee bets 730,000, and this time Baksh folds.
Jaffee - 8,300,000
Baksh - 5,300,000
12/12/17 09:46:41 PM PST
Brendan Baksh Pulls Closer to the Lead
Brendan Baksh raises to 300,000 from the button and Jared Jaffee calls from the big blind.
The flop comes and Jaffee checks. Baksh continues for 275,000 and Jaffee calls.
The turn is the and Jaffee checks again. Baksh bets again, this time for 550,000. Jaffee calls.
Both players check the on the river. "I have a nine," Baksh says as he turns over , and Jaffee mucks his cards.
Brendan Baksh - 6,000,000
Jared Jaffee - 7,750,000
12/12/17 09:41:47 PM PST
Brendan Baksh Doubles Up
Brendan Baksh moves all in from the button for 2,425,000. Jared Jaffee calls.
Jaffee is ahead with his ace. But the board runs out , and Baksh makes trip sevens to win the pot and double up.
Brendan Baksh - 4,890,000
Jared Jaffee - 8,850,000
12/12/17 09:34:50 PM PST
Jared Jaffee Extends his Lead
Jared Jaffee raises to 275,000 from the button and Brendan Baksh three-bets to 805,000 from the big blind. Jaffee calls.
The flop is and Baksh continues for 660,000. Jaffee thinks for about 30 seconds, then announces he's all in. He has Baksh outchipped, and the raise is effectively to about 3,800,000. Baksh thinks only a few moments, then folds.
Jared Jaffee - 10,600,000
Brendan Baksh - 3,150,000
12/12/17 09:19:06 PM PST
Kelly Minkin Eliminated in 3rd Place ($95,880)
Brendan Baksh raises to 300,000 form the button. Kelly Minkin then moves all in for about 1,440,000 from the small blind. Jared Jaffee folds his big blind, and Baksh quickly calls.
The flop is , and Baksh takes the lead with a pair of aces. The turn is the , and the river is the . Both players end up with a flush, but Baksh has the higher flush with his . He wins the pot and Minkin is eliminated.
Kelly Minkin finishes in third place, earning $95,880.
Brendan Baksh and Jared Jaffee are now heads up for the ring and the first-place prize of $211,220.
Brendan Baksh - 4,800,000
Jared Jaffee - 8,950,000
Kelly Minkin - Eliminated
12/12/17 09:13:44 PM PST
Brendan Baksh Shoves on Kelly Minkin
Brendan Baksh limps from the small blind and Kelly Minkin checks her option in the big blind.
The flop is and Baksh checks. Minkin bets 150,000 and Baksh calls.
The turn is the and Baksh checks again. Minkin continues for 325,000. Baksh then moves all in for 2,450,000. Minkin goes deep into the tank. After about three minutes, she mucks her cards.
Brendan Baksh - 2,900,000
Kelly Minkin - 1,450,000
12/12/17 09:00:23 PM PST
Level 32 Started
|Level:||32 ||Blinds:||60,000/120,000 ||Ante:||20,000|12/12/17 08:16:49 PM PST
The three remaining players are now on a 45-minute dinner break. Play will resume at roughly 9:00 p.m.
12/12/17 08:14:15 PM PST
Brendan Baksh Shoves on Kelly Minkin
Brendan Baksh raises to 250,000 from the small blind and Kelly Minkin calls from the big blind.
The flop comes and Baksh continues for 205,000. Minkin calls.
The comes on the turn and Baksh moves all in for 1,900,000. Minkin tanks for about three minutes, then folds.
Brendan Baksh - 2,810,000
Kelly Minkin - 2,000,000
12/12/17 08:07:31 PM PST
Jared Jaffee Gets Some Back
Kelly Minkin limps from the small blind, and Jared Jaffee checks his option in the big blind.
The flop comes and Minkin leads out for 200,000. Jaffee calls.
The falls on the turn and Minkin continues for 380,000. Jaffee calls again.
The river is the . Minkin now checks, and Jaffee bets 575,000. Minkin folds.
Jared Jaffee - 8,000,000
Kelly Minkin - 3,050,000
12/12/17 07:59:08 PM PST
Brendan Baksh Shoves
Jared Jaffee limps from the small blind, and Brendan Baksh moves all in for about 2,400,000 from the big blind.
Jaffee tanks. The he says, "There's some irony here. I'm gonna play better than Kelly," as he tosses his cards to the muck.
12/12/17 07:50:25 PM PST
Kelly Minkin Doubles Through Jared Jaffee
Kelly Minkin moves all in for 1,725,000 from the button. Jared Jaffee moves all in over the top for over 9,000,000 from the small blind. Brendan Baksh folds his big blind and the hands are tabled.
The board rolls out . Minkin makes two pair, aces and queens, and she doubled up.
Kelly Minkin - 3,580,000
Jared Jaffee - 7,550,000
12/12/17 07:46:21 PM PST
Jared Jaffee Takes from Brendan Baksh
Jared Jaffee raises to 265,000 from the small blind and Brendan Baksh calls from the big blind.
The flop is . Jaffee bets 285,000 and Baksh calls.
The falls on the turn and both players check, bringing the on the river. Jaffee bets 680,000 and Baksh calls. Jaffee shows for a straight, and Baksh mucks his cards.
Jared Jaffee - 8,500,000
Brendan Baksh - 2,535,000
12/12/17 07:35:33 PM PST
Jared Jaffee Four-Bet Shoves
Jared Jaffee raises to 265,000 from the small blind and Brendan Baksh three-bets to 825,000 from the big blind. Jaffee then moves all in.
"How much do you have?" Baksh asks.
"I think I started with six and a half."
Baksh decides to fold, and Jaffee talkes the pot.