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Faraz Jaka Eyes First WPT Title in Jacksonville
Noted poker pro Faraz Jaka is in position to finally take down his first World Poker Tour title at the final table of WPT Jacksonville.
Unfortunately for Jaka he enters the final table second-to-last in chips with 542,000 and some established poker pros ahead of him.
Local Nabil Hirezi has the chip lead with 2.7 million. Famed Floridian pro James Calderaro is second with 1.9 million and also looking to finally snag his first WPT title.
Meanwhile Jordan Cristos, who is fourth in chips with 975,000, is looking to win his second WPT title after taking down WPT Legends in LA last August for $613,355.
Jaka Looking to Add to $4m in Lifetime Earnings
Jaka has racked up $4 million in tournament earnings over the span of his poker career thanks to his unique super-aggressive style but a major title has eluded him thus far.
The San Jose-native had a huge score at the PCA, where he finished third for $755k in 2012 and a monster year on the WPT in 2009 when he finished second and third in two separate events.
First place in this year's WPT Jacksonville weighs in at $206,041.
The WPT Jacksonville bestbet Open final table commences at 2 p.m. ET today and will play down to a winner. You can follow along live with the WPT live updates.
Here’s a look at the chip counts heading into the final table:
- 1. Nabil Hirezi - 2,792,000 (139 bb)
- 2. James Calderaro - 1,916,000 (95 bb)
- 3. Peter Le - 1,083,000 (54 bb)
- 4. Jordan Cristos - 975,000 (48 bb)
- 5. Faraz Jaka - 542,000 (27 bb)
- 6. Brian Green - 444,000 (22 bb)