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|Blinds||6,000 / 12,000|
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Jonathan Jaffe Wins First PCA Title in $50,000 8-Handed ($194,814)
It was another beautiful day for poker at the luxurious Baha Mar Resort in the Bahamas and after just under six levels of play on Day 2 of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Event #25: $50,000 8-Handed, Jonathan Jaffe of the United States emerged victorious for a payout of $194,814.
This event attracted six runners with two needing a reentry on Day 1 to create a prize pool of $389,664, with the top three players paid. Jaffe came into the day as the chip leader and kept his foot on the pedal throughout.
When asked how it felt to win his first PCA title, he replied, “It feels really good to finally get a trophy, although I did win a Heads-Up Battleship Tournament back in the day when we put our laptops together.”
Jaffe isn't really seen much these days in the live scene, and he explained why…
“Yeah, I really haven't been playing much lately, I've just been focusing mainly on private coaching.”
$50,000 8-Handed Results
|PLACE||PLAYER||COUNTRY||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|1st||Jonathan Jaffe||United States||$194,814|
|3rd||Seth Davies||United States||$77,950|
Day 2 Action
Only six players returned for Day 2 play, and although more entrants were expected, registration ended up closing early due to the bustout of Stephen Chidwick After losing the majority of his stack the previous hand to Kisacikoglu, Chidwick got it in with king-three against Davies’ king-ten and was sent to the rail after failing to connect.
Mikita Badziakouski was next to exit in fifth as he ran his ace-three suited into Davies’ ace-king and failed to improve.
After a couple of big hands, Jaffe regained the chip lead and began taking control of the table, putting pressure on the smaller stacks. He then eliminated Daniel Dvoress on the money bubble when he turned trips with his king-nine against Dvoress’ ace-seven.
Jaffe’s next victim was Davies, who decided to get it in with his pocket sevens after being faced with an open-jam from Jaffe. Jaffe was behind with his king-five, but a king appeared on the flop to give him the lead. The board bricked out for Davies and he was eliminated in third.
Heads-up play between Jaffe and Kisacikoglu only lasted for half a level before Kisacikoglu check-raised all in on the turn with a straight and flush draw while Jaffe had a pair of queens. Another queen on the river was the nail in the coffin for Kisacikoglu and he was eliminated in second as Jaffe was announced the winner.
“The $25,000 should be starting soon, right?” the players asked, eager to get back in the mix.
That wraps up coverage of the $50,000 8-Handed, but be sure to check out the PokerNews live reporting team's coverage of Day 4 of the $10,300 PCA Main Event and other events here at the 2023 PCA.
Jonathan Jaffe Wins Event 25: $50,000 8-Handed ($194,814)
Jonathan Jaffe took down his first PCA title in Event #25: $50,000 8-Handed. He beat Orpen Kisacikoglu heads up to claim the trophy and the $194,814 top prize.
A full recap of the event will be available shortly.
Orpen Kisacikoglu Eliminated In 2nd Place ($116,900)
Jonathan Jaffe limped in on the button and Orpen Kisacikoglu checked his option from the big blind.
The flop came and both players checked to the turn. Kisacikoglu checked again and Jaffe bet out 25,000. Kisacikoglu took a few seconds before moving all in for close to 180,000 and Jaffe snap-called.
Jaffe turned top pair but would need to dodge the flush draw and gut shot for Kisacikoglu to secure the victory. The river fell the and the trip queens sent Kisacikoglu out in runner-up position.
Jaffe Takes a Big One to Extend his Lead
In a limped pot preflop on a flop showing , Jonathan Jaffe checked from the big blind to Orpen Kisacikoglu who checked back on the button.
The hit the turn and Jaffe decided to lead out for 25,000, which Kisacikoglu called. On the river Jaffe took a moment before announcing a bet of 140,000. Kisacikoglu went in the tank and after close to 30 seconds, made the call.
Jaffe rolled over for a rivered top pair and Kisacikoglu shook his head in disbelief before tossing his cards into the muck.
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Seth Davies Eliminated in 3rd Place ($77,950)
Jonathan Jaffe moved all in from the button, and after small blind Orpen Kisacikoglu got out of the way, the decision was then on Seth Davies in the big blind.
"Man I don't know, I'm wired up," Davies said, using a term that means he has a pocket pair.
"Alright, let's do it," he finally said after using his last time bank and made the call, which put him at risk.
Davies started out ahead with his pocket sevens, but the flop of was not his friend as it gave Jaffe the lead with top pair. The board completed with to give Jaffe the win and Davies was eliminated in third place for a payout of $77,950.
Kisacikoglu Finds a Double Up
Orpen Kisacikoglu opened to 22,000 on the button and it folded to Jonathan Jaffe in the big blind who moved all in, covering the remaining 165,000 total for Kisacikoglu, who quickly called.
The board ran out and the ace-queen high held up for Kisacikoglu to secure a double up through the chip leader.
Dvoress Eliminated on Money Bubble
Jonathan Jaffe open-jammed from the small blind, which put pressure on big blind Daniel Dvoress, who went into the tank.
After using his remaining timebanks, Dvoress made the call, putting himself at risk.
Dvoress was ahead going into the hand, but the flop of put Jaffe in the lead with his pair of nines. The turn sealed Dvoress' fate and the completed the board.
With Dvoress' elimination, the remaining players are now in the money with a guaranteed payout of $77,950.