Coming from Florida, Schaffel, a father of two, has been playing poker seriously for over five years. Since 1994 he has made over $168k in tournament cashes with no wins.
Until now, his best cash came in the 1994 WSOP Main Event, finishing 42nd for $60k.
Thanks to the guaranteed minimum of a million dollars from making the final table, Schaffel will have much more time to indulge in his hobbies: golf, gin rummy and racquetball.
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