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Jared Jaffee Wins 2017 World Series of Poker Circuit Bicycle Hotel & Casino Main Event

Poker Pro Defeats Field of 687 Entries To Win $211,220 and His First Circuit Ring


Jared Jaffee has won the 2017 World Series of Poker Circuit Bicycle Hotel & Casino $1,675 no-limit hold’em main event. The 36-year-old poker pro defeated a field of 687 entries to capture the title, the $211,220 first-place prize and his first WSOP Circuit gold ring.

Jaffee also earned 840 Card Player Player of the Year points after coming out on top. The former lawyer from New York who now calls Las Vegas home. This title run was his second win in as many weeks. Jaffee told WSOP reporters that 2017 had been a sub-par year for him on the felt prior to this recent hot streak.

“This has actually been my worst year of poker in like the last seven or eight years. So, it’s been frustrating knowing how much fun I could be having living there, but yet I wasn’t putting the financial part of my life in the right spot. So, I had a bunch of losing months in a row and it turned into a losing year,” said Jaffee. “That made it tough, but this helps and it feels like the momentum is shifting and I’m looking forward to 2018.”

Jaffee came into the final day in tenth chip position with 14 players remaining. The chip leader after day 2 was Kelly Minkin, who ultimately was eliminated in third place when her 10Heart Suit10Diamond Suit lost a flip to Brendan Baksh’s AClub SuitJHeart Suit. Jaffe had chipped up considerably by that point and took roughly 9 million chips into heads-up play against Baksh’s 4.8 million.

The final hand of the event saw Baksh shove from the button only to run into Jaffee’s KHeart SuitKClub Suit. Baksh held the JHeart Suit10Diamond Suit and was in need of help from the board. He got none on a 8Club Suit5Diamond Suit2Spade Suit4Diamond Suit4Spade Suit runout and was eliminated in second place, earning $130,720.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Jared Jaffee $211,220 840
2 Brendan Baksh $130,720 700
3 Kelly Minkin $95,880 560
4 Aaron Frei $71,300 420
5 Edward Liu $53,740 350
6 Massoud Eskandari $41,045 280
7 Chahn Jung $31,760 210
8 Brian Small $24,895 140
9 Tuan Phan $19,765 70