Date of birth: September 9, 1985
Winnings in live games: over 6 600 000$
Best result: 774 780$ (2nd place in Championship Event, Bellagio Cup V in Las Vegas with 15 400$ buy-in)
Online results: over 4 280 000$ in PokerStars and Full Tilt tournaments (according to Pocketfives)
Faraz Jaka is an adventurous poker star from San Jose, California. The guy started his career online while studying at college. He sharpened his skills by playing several nights a week, while combining his passion with the studying.
In 2007, Faraz won the UB.com tournament, the guaranteed prize pool of which was 200 000$. In the same year he won the Sunday Warm-Up tournament on PokerStars and earned more than 110 000$. In August 2007, he got lucky again and gained a victory in Monday tournament for 1 000$ on Full Tilt Poker, where he received a 85 000$ reward.
The successes of Faraz Jaka do not cease to impress. Thus, in November 2009, he won the Super Tuesday tournament for 1 000$ on PokerStars, having earned 78 000$. He also became richer thanks to the Guarantee tournament for 150 000$ at the Absolute Poker and the Nightly Hundred Grand on PokerStars.
Despite the fact that Faraz Jaka's online results are quite impressive, they are not so bright compared to his success in live games. The poker player is a frequent guest of expensive tournaments and prestigious poker series. There are several six-figure winnings in the live events on his record and almost all of them he got for the 2nd and 3rd places or for reaching the final table. The player achieved victory only in two tournaments: L.A. Poker Classic 2008 Event for 1 000$, where he won 104 000$ for the first place, and 5 000$ High Roller Event at the WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic in 2014, where, in addition to the trophy, Faraz received 102 000$ of prize money.
Faraz Jaka is a talented high-level player and he is considered to be a pretty serious opponent.
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The ability to maintain wealth and experience, along with such a respect towards the people around him, makes Faraz Jaka simply an incomparable person.
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