Faraz Jaka, Poker Professional and Coach, Takes Historic 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Victory in Event #85: $1,500 Shootout After Nine Events He won his first gold bracelet and won hours of intense final table action. The tournament drew 987 players, and the grinder won $237,367, along with gems.
Yuri Dzivielevski was the best Latino in the competition.
Jacca was very emotional after his win, saying, “I feel great and take it all in. I’m so focused, but still relaxed. I’m not only at the WSOP, but at the Lots of 2nd and 3rd places in WPT events and beyond. So it’s nice to have a load off my shoulders and I feel like I can win more now. “
The player thanks the students who supported him during the competition. Jaka emphasized the importance of the community he has built through teaching, and how the teaching process has helped him personally as well.
Jaka also shared his determination to correct mistakes and improve his game. He decided to go straight to another match at the Wynn after being eliminated in the previous match. Despite the odds, Jaka remained focused and determined to play better.
Furthermore, before the WSOP began, the player suffered a medical scare due to two herniated discs. Fortunately, with the right treatment and physical therapy, he recovered in a record three to four weeks. Jacca even thought he would miss the entire series, but his resilience allowed him to play and win that memorable win.
Event #86: $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Prize No Limit Hold’em
Buy-In: $1,979Number of Participants: 1,417Pot:$2,495,776
1st Place: Faraz Jaka – $237,3672nd Place: Michael Feinstein – $146,6863rd Place: Olga Iermolcheva – $109,780Fourth place: Chen Ao – $82,954Fifth place: Yuri Dzivielevski – $63,295Sixth place: Matteo Cavelier – $47,772Seventh place: Mo Zhou – $37,955Eighth place: Adam Friedman – $29,834Ninth place: Alan Melo – $23,689Tenth place: Edward Mroczkowski – $19,003
13. Gustavo Mastroto – $5,75930. Fabiano Kowalski – $5,75967. Julian Pineda – $5,759