Jared Jaffee Wins 2017 WSOP Circuit Bicycle Hotel & Casino Main Event


Jared Jaffee won the 2017 WSOP Circuit $1,675 no-limit hold’em Main Event at Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Los Angeles. The 36-year-old poker pro defeated a field of 687 entries to win $211,220, his first WSOP Circuit gold ring and a seat into the 2018 Global Casino Championship.

“I had kind of been thinking about doing it for a while and I love Vegas, but the year has actually been kind of stressful,” said Jaffee.

“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.”

Finishing the year on a strong note, Jaffee is looking forward to continuing his recent success after the calendar changes to a new year.

“That made it tough, but this helps and it feels like the momentum is shifting and I’m looking forward to 2018,” said Jaffee.

“Jaffee came into the final day in 10th position with 14 players remaining. “Then, I got really short and down to like 300K early. He was really just looking for the best and most optimal shove spot and try to not get it in too light.”

Here is the final table Results

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