Heads-Up No Limit Hold ‘em Specialist
Jonathan Jaffe is Ivey Poker’s resident Heads-Up NL Hold’em tournament specialist. He began his poker career as a result of the Poker Boom in 2003 and discovered he “had a knack” for poker and began playing online. It wasn’t long before he started posting impressive scores both online and in the live arena.
|10-28-2011||$4,750 - World Poker Finals - No Limit Hold'em||1||$50,683|
|05-31-2011||$25,000 - WSOP Heads Up Championship - No Limit Hold'em||16||$67,436|
|04-12-2011||$10,000 - NAPT High Roller Bounty Shootout - No Limit Hold'em||4||$54,000|
|11-05-2008||$9,700 - WPT World Poker Finals Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em||2||$670,636|
|06-03-2008||$10,000 - WSOP Heads Up Championship - No Limit Hold'em||4||$108,288|
|09-16-2013||World Championship of Online Poker Event #22 - $215 No Limit Hold'em||1||$251,673.45|
Jonathan Jaffe's Biography
Jonathan Jaffe did make an attempt to go to college but also continued to play poker on the side. Just one semester in, he discovered that poker is what he wanted to pursue in life and did so with the support of family. He attributes their support as one way that he remains grounded in the game.
Jaffe first started making live event headlines in 2008 when he finished 4th in the $10,000 Heads-Up World Championship at the 2008 World Series of Poker. Later that year, he finished 2nd in the Main Event of the WPT World Poker Finals, taking home $678,636.
Most recently, Jaffe had a pair of cashes at the 2013 WSOP, including a 42nd place finish in the Main Event, good for $185,694. For his career thus far, Jaffe has 15 WSOP cashes and one final table appearance.
Jaffe has had tremendous success online as well. In 2009, he took down the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) $25,000 NL Heads-Up Event and $315,000. Additionally, in 2013, he placed first in the WCOOP Event #22, $215 NL Hold’em, to win his second bracelet and $251,673.45 in prize money. His bread and butter games online are heads-up sit-and-go’s and so far he has racked up over $800,000.