Championship Day 1A: Femi Fashakin vs. Jonathan Jaffe

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Femi Fashakin (left) versus Jonathan Jaffe (right)

In a battle of the blinds with the flop reading QcJh6h Femi Fashakin checks to Jonathan Jaffe. Jaffe bet 1,000 into a pot of 1,400. Fashakin raises to 3,700 and Jaffe thought shortly before calling.

Both players checked the Js on the turn. The river brought the 10d, Fashakin bet 8,500 and Jaffe thought awhile before folding.

Femi Fashakin – 41,000
Jonathan Jaffe – 45,000

Championship Day 1A: Early Entries

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Joe Cada

The field is filling in quickly as we head towards the afternoon hours and a lot of top players are here early including Seniors Event champ Phil Rigby, Ralph Massey, Aaron Massey, Tony Cousineau, and 2009 WSOP Main Event champ Joe Cada.

A fine turnout so far and we expect many more with registration open until 9:15 pm.

Phil Rigby
Ralph Massey (left) and Matt Affleck (right)

Championship Day 1A: Darren Elias is off to a Good Start

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Darren Elias

In a battle of the blinds, Darren Elias bet1,200 into a pot of 3,600 on a QdQh6s flop. Paul Snead called.

The turn brought the 4d, Elias checked and Snead bet 5,000. Elias called.

The river was the 6d, Elias checked again and Snead put out a bet of 15,000. Elias thought about it before putting in the calling chips.

Snead tabled 5s3s and was defeated by Elias’s KdKh.

“It was close, one off” Snead said. “You woulda got me” Elias responded.

Darren Elias – 59,000
Paul Snead – 21,000