There was an engaging poker event taking place on Friday evening, as some of the most respected players in the world competed in the Silver Legacy Online Circuit Series. The event is part of the World Series of Poker, and players from Nevada and New Jersey were engaged in the event just before the weekend kicked off.
There were a total of 12 gold rings up for events, with prize money of over $1.3 million also up for grabs for players that were involved in the event. The first event of the series came in the form of the $75,000 GTD NLH Big Kick-off, with players having to pay a $500 buy-in for the event. Unsurprisingly it turned out to be a very popular event, with 293 players entered for the event. However, only the top 42 players got a share of the $136,831 prize pot.
Jaffee Wins Third Gold Ring
It was a returning player that was able to capture the success in the end though, as Jared Jaffee won the third gold ring of his career during the WSOP event. There were a number of talented players that missed out on the cut altogether, which included Tony Dunst, YK Kwon and Daniel Negreanu. However, it was to be Jaffee that was celebrating at the end of the day, as he was claimed winner of the event after outlasting the field.
Jaffee walked away from the event with the highest cash prize from the event, which was $27,229.36. He played excellently well to win his third gold ring. His very first success on the WSOP came back in 2017, as he picked up a victory coming the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino event. However, he would win more in prize money from the event this past weekend than he did for that first success.
High-Quality Field Made Up Leaderboard
Jaffee was the star to run away with the victory in the end, but there were still talented players that made up the final nine on the leaderboard. The eventual winner was able to hold off the competition from Zach Epstein down the final stretch, with the runner-up having to settle for $20,469.91 in prize money from the event after finishing just behind Jaffee in the event.
Jeff Schwartz and Adrian Sacher finished in third and fourth place respectively, with Schwartz walking away from the event with $15,366.12 in prize money. Meanwhile, Sacher picked up $11,534.85. Matt Stout was the next player on the leaderboard, as he finished in fifth spot. Randall Tannen fell just before Stout, and claimed $6,513.15 for his strong finish in the event. Michael Marone finished in seventh and returned $4,898.54 for his performance. Meanwhile, ‘mmenz08816’ finished in eighth place at the event, and returned $3,626.02. Joe Bartholdi rounded off the final table, as he finished in ninth place and was rewarded with $2,736.62 despite being the first player to fall at the final table.