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Final-Table Takedown -- Faraz Jaka

Faraz Jaka Extracts Value on Every Street Against Alexandre Gomes

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Oct 02, 2009


Faraz “The-Toilet” Jaka has won more than $1 million in online tournaments over the past three years. At the 2009 World Series of Poker, he had four cashes, including a third-place finish in the $5,000 six-handed no-limit hold’em event, followed closely by a second-place finish in the Bellagio Cup V championship event, for $774,870. Jaka, 23, primarily has been traveling around Europe since finishing college at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he studied economics and business management. He hasn’t had a home away from the road for nearly two years, but he plans to settle down in Chicago before year’s end. Event: 2009 Bellagio Cup V Players in the Event: 268 First Prize: $1,187,670 Buy-in: $15,000 Finish: Second Hand Stacks: Faraz Jaka – 7,085,000 Alexandre Gomes – 9,000,000 Blinds: 80,000-160,000 Antes: 15,000 Players Remaining: 2 Key Concepts: Betting for value; metagame history versus an opponent; an opponent’s hand ...

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