On Friday night, WSOP.com players in Nevada and New Jersey had the opportunity to compete in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Silver Legacy Online Circuit Series, which features 12 gold ring events and over $1.3 million in guarantees from March 19-30.
The series got underway with Event #1: $75,000 GTD NLH BIG $500 Kick-Off, a tournament that attracted 179 players who rebought 114 times. The 293-entry field resulted in a $136,831 prize pool that was paid out to the top 42 finishers.
Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Krista “Pollux” Gifford (11th – $2,134.56), Tony “Panoramic” Dunst (17th – $1,258.84), Ryan “GoFeltaFish” Eriquezzo (21st – $957.81), reigning WSOP.com Player of the Year YK “LUCKySPEWY1” Kwon (22nd – $957.81), Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu (27th – $957.81), and Landon “ActionDealer” Tice (36th – $793.61).
The final table was stacked with some tough competition including Joe “melonhead” Bartholdi, who recently made headlines after winning a lawsuit brought by former “The Crew” member Dutch Boyd, and Matt “RubberFist” Stout, one of WSOP.com’s most accomplished players.
However, in the end, it was Jared “darrensrabbi” Jaffee coming out on top to claim the title and $27,229.36 top prize. The win came less than two weeks removed from Jaffee’s social media complaint regarding a table redraw hullabaloo at the WPT Venetian.
|1||Jared “darrensrabbi” Jaffee||$27,229.36|
|2||Zach “thepepster5” Epstein||$20,469.91|
|3||Jeff “PlusEv905” Schwartz||$15,366.12|
|4||Adrian “sacakewalk” Sacher||$11,534.85|
|5||Matt “RubberFist” Stout||$8,620.35|
|6||Randall “rylfish1” Tannen||$6,513.15|
|7||Michael “dirtymike973” Marone||$4,898.54|
|9||Joe “melonhead” Bartholdi||$2,736.62|
It marked the third gold ring win of Jaffee’s career and his second in just a month’s time. Back on February 17, he also won the opening event of the WSOP.com Planet Hollywood Circuit to win Event #1: $50,000 GTD NLH Freezeout for $23,804. His first ring came back in 2017 at the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino in the $1,675 Main Event, good for a $211,220 payday.
The trio of rings complements Jaffee’s gold bracelet, which he won at the 2014 WSOP by topping a 1,475-entry field in Event #58: $1,500 NLH Mixed Max for $405,428. Jaffee is also a WPT champ after winning the 2013 bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble for $252,749.
Here’s the PokerNews Twitch broadcast of Jaffee’s win featuring commentary by our very own Jesse Fullen. Click here to subscribe to the PokerNews Twitch channel so you can watch future WSOP.com tournament action.
The series will feature a daily gold ring event now through Monday, March 30. That includes a $525 buy-in, $300K GTD Main Event on Sunday, March 28 at 2 p.m. PST, as well as a $1,000 buy-in, $150K GTD High Roller 6-Max on Monday, March 30 at 4 p.m. PST.
Throughout the series, players will have the opportunity to climb the $10K Series Leaderboard, qualify for a $25,000 freeroll, and earn an entry into the $250K Year-End Championship Event on Tuesday, December 28.
All those who captured gold rings are eligible for the year-end $250K GTD WSOP Online Circuit Championship. There are multiple ways a player can become eligible for that event:
- Win a WSOP Gold Ring Event during the 2021 season
- Win a $10,000 Player of the Month Leaderboard
- Win a Second Chance Fast Forward Be one of the top 50 players on the Cumulative Circuit Leaderboard who are not otherwise eligible (50)
Remaining 2021 WSOP.com Schedule
|Dates||Event||Leaderboard Freeroll Date|
|April 10-27||Spring Online Super Circuit||April 29|
|May 8-25||Caesars Atlantic City Super Circuit||May 27|
|June 10-27||Summer Online Super Circuit||June 29|
|July 16-27||Bally’s Online Circuit||July 29|
|Aug. 20-31||Rio Online Circuit||Sept. 2|
|Sept. 15-26||Caesars Las Vegas Online Circuit||Sept. 28|
|Oct. 9-26||Fall Online Super Circuit||Oct. 28|
|Nov. 10-21||Paris Las Vegas Online Circuit||Nov. 23|
|Dec. 8-19||Harrah’s Las Vegas Online Circuit||Dec. 21|
|Dec. 28||$250K Year End Championship Event||–|