Jared Jaffee Locks Up Third WSOPC Ring

Jared Jaffee is now a three-time WSOP Circuit ring winner

Jared Jaffee secured the third World Series of Poker Circuit ring of his illustrious career on March 19. Jaffee and players in New Jersey and Nevada had the chance to play in the WSOP Silver Legacy Online Circuit Series. The series features more than $1.3 million in guarantees along with 12 ring-awarding events.

Event #1 was the $500 buy-in $75,000 BIG Kick-Off tournament that drew in 179 unique players. Those players purchased 114 re-entries between them, taking the total attendance to 293. Only the top 42 finishers won a slice of the $136,831 prize pool.

Several established professional poker players helped themselves to a slice of the $136,831 pie.

Reigning WSOP.com Player of the Year YK “LUCKySPEWY1” Kwan crashed out in 22ns for $957. This is the same prize Daniel “DNgegs” Negreanu collected for his 27th place exit. World Poker Tour analyst Tony “Panoramic” Dunst ran out of steam in 17th place for $1,258.

Star Keep Jaffee Company at the Final Table

Joe “melonhead” Bartholdi was the first casualty of the final table. Bartholdi collected $2,736 for his ninth-place finish. Bartholdi recently hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. He was involved in a court case with Dutch Boyd over an alleged unpaid bracelet prop bet. Boyd claims he and Bartholdi verbally bet $10,000 on who would win more bracelets in a 10-year time frame. Bartholdi claims he is paying Boyd what is owed, but Boyd sees it differently.

“mmenz08816” and Michael “dirtymike973” Marone busted in eighth and seventh-place before Randall “rylfish1” Tannen crashed and burned in sixth. Matt “RubberFist” Stout busted in fifth and won $8,620, the last non-five-figure haul.

Fourth place and $11,534 went to Adrian “sacakewalk” Sacher. Jeff “PlusEv905” Schwartz joined Sacher on the line, setting up a one-on-one battle between Jaffee and Zach “thepepster5” Epstein. Jaffee got the job done and his hands on $27,229. Epstein scooped the $20,469 consolation prize.

WSOP.com Silver Legacy Event #1 Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Jared “darrensrabbi” Jaffee $27,229
2 Zach “thepepster5” Epstein $20,469
3 Jeff “PlusEv905” Schwartz $15,366
4 Adrian “sacakewalk” Sacher $11,534
5 Matt “RubberFist” Stout $8,620
6 Randall “rylfish1” Tannen $6,513
7 Michael “dirtymike973” Marone $4,898
8 “mmenz08816” $3,626
9 Joe “melonhead” Bartholdi $2,736

Jaffee hails from Staten Island, New York but lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a regular on the live circuit in the United States where he has racked up $5 million in cashes.

His first WSOPC ring came in December 2017. Jaffee won the $1,675 WSOPC Bicycle Casino Main Event for $211,220. This impressive victory came a couple of weeks after Jaffee won a $1,620 side event at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $84,348.

Jaffee won his second circuit ring only one month ago. He topped a field of 417 entrants in the $250 buy-in opening event of the WSOP.com Circuit Planet Hollywood series. That result saw Jaffee’s bankroll swell by $23,804.

It is not only the WSOPC where Jaffee shines because he has a WPT title and a WSOP bracelet. Jaffee won the $3,500 WPT Jacksonville Main Event for $252,749 in November 2013. His one and only bracelet to-date came in 2014 when Jaffee won a $1,500 Mix-Max event for a career-best $405,428.

Moaning It In

The talented pro is never afraid to speak his mind, which he did at the recent WPT at Venetian Main Event. Jaffee took to social media and expressed his disgust at how the latter stages of the $5,000 tournament played out.

Former WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen eliminated Stefan Nemetz in ninth-place. Even in a short-handed event, the final eight players would combine on a single eight-handed table at this point.

However, this tournament was different, with tournament director Matt Savage instructing the players to play on two four-handed tables until only six players remained. Jaffee penned an expletive-filled post on Twitter.

Jaffee was relatively short-stacked when the tournament was down to eight players. He found a spot to commit his stack, but he ultimately busted in eighth for a $93,630 prize.

Matthew Pitt

If it’s something you can play online for real money, chances are Matthew knows a bit about it. He’s been writing about slots, craps and poker for the better part of the last decade. He’s written for PokerNews, PartyPoker and many other respected online gambling websites during the last nine years.


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