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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP 2012

Event #54 No Limit Hold'em $1,000 Buy-in Taken Down by Will Jaffe

Will Jaffe WSOP 2012
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Event #54 had a huge field of 3,221 building a prize pool of $2,898,900 and paying 324 places with $500,075 going home with the winner. It was scheduled for a three-day event but the heads-up final that took nearly four hours brought an unscheduled fourth day.

Will Jaffe and Luis Campelo sparred back and forth for the title and their supporting crowds sparred back and forth in jubilant noise making.

This from the WSOP final report: "...Jaffe and his colorful and often vocal rail of supporters. Prompted by a horde of Brazilians standing at the opposite side of the gallery cheering for their favorite player, Luis Campelo - the heads-up finale resembled an international soccer game more than a poker tournament. There were chants. There were cheers. There were flags. All that was missing was a riot."

Luis Campelo was short stacked when he moved all-in from the button. Will Jaffe made the call from the big blind and turned over ac2s. Campelo tabled kd3s.

The board ran out with the {q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. Jaffe's cheering section went crazy while Luis Campelo had no choice but to accept second place and $309,429.

Will Jaffe took home the gold bracelet, the knowledge that his fans probably enjoyed the whole experience as much as he did, and $500,075. Congratulations Will!’s Lynn Gilmartin introduces Will Jaffe to the world of viewers:

The Final Nine Payouts

PlaceWinnerPrize (USD)
1Will Jaffe500,075
2Luis Campelo309,429
3Joseph Kuether218,983
4Nghi Van Tran158,512
5Ken Fishman116,072
6Jason Tompkins85,981
7Muhamet Perati64,414
8Benjamin Grise48,788
9Jeff Fielder37,367

Read the full tournament report here.

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