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Look Out - Jonathan Jaffee

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Mar 04, 2011


“How did I first get into poker? Well, I got kicked out of the house when I was 15, and was on the streets and needed to make a living,” said Jonathan Jaffee with a grin when he was asked how he got into the game. But all kidding aside, Jaffee went on a nice run during the 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, cashing three times, including a 133rd-place finish in the 1,560-player $10,000 main event, a third-place finish in the $5,000 heads-up event, and a win in the $2,000 “Battleship” main event. Those cashes took his career tournament earnings to $1,435,771. When he responded seriously about how he got into the game, it was from much more familiar pathways. “Just like everyone else, I saw the Moneymaker boom happen on TV, and then jumped into home games. I went to college for one semester and had a bad Internet connection, ...

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