Las Vegas, NV (May 26, 2023) – Jared Jaffee is the newest WPT® Choctaw Champion. Jaffee defeated Dojie Ignacio heads up to claim his second World Poker Tour® title and the top prize of $400,740, which includes a seat in the 2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas.
“It’s been too long (since winning my first WPT Title) I guess they weren’t lying when they said if you wait a little longer it will be a little sweeter,” Jaffee said. “This is definitely the best feeling I’ve had winning a poker tournament so far.”
Jaffee’s win marks the completion of the eighth installment of WPT Choctaw. The $3,800 buy-in tournament drew a field of 612 entries, generating a prize pool of $2,142,000, which paid out the top 77 finishers.
“As WPT Choctaw reaches an exciting conclusion, I would like to thank all that helped put on this event from start to finish,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “What a tremendous achievement by Jared Jaffee, now a two-time member of the WPT Champions Club.”
Ignacio’s runner-up finish earned him $261,000. Prior eliminations at the final table were Mike Vanier (3rd place – $192,000), Bin Weng (4th place – $143,000), Rusty Farrin (5th place – $107,000) and Erkut Yilmaz (6th place – $81,700).
Other notable players cashing in WPT Choctaw were WPT Champion Alex Foxen (9th place), four-time WPT final tablist Viet Vo (14th place), Andrew Moreno (38th place), three-time WPT Champion Anthony Zinno (48th place), and Angel Guillen (65th place).
Tomorrow, the grand finale of the WPT Gardens Poker Championship is set to take place beginning at 4:00 p.m. PST. Ryan Salunga chipleads the final six competitors all playing for $357,380 and a seat to the 2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas. The final-table action will be livestreamed on WPT YouTube and Twitch channels.
All photos from WPT Choctaw can be accessed via our Flickr Page.
For more information regarding this and all World Poker Tour events, visit WPT.com.
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