by Joseph Smith Sr.
Those wondering about the format of this tournament have faith, it's easily explained. The event is a No-Limit Hold'em and the part that makes it unique from all other No-Limit Hold'em tournament is the maximum number of players at each table.
Day 1 began with nine players at each table then on Day 2 the tables go to six players and on the final Day 3 the tables are four-handed until down to the last four at which point the match becomes a heads-up event. This is the same format as an earlier $25,000 buy-in Event #2 won by Vanessa Selbst The Mix Max format was introduced during the 2013 WSOP.
The final heads-up match occurred between Jared Jaffee and Mike Watson. Watson had to battle his way from behind when he played the semi-final match against Mark Herm and prevailed after coming desperately close to elimination. But, this second match with Jared Jaffee sitting across the felt didn't include another miracle come-from-behind save.
The two traded the chip lead back and forth but eventually Jaffee pulled ahead. The final hand saw Watson with pocket Jacks to Jaffee's Ace - 6 of clubs. The board gave Jaffee the winning 8 high straight to trump Watson's Jacks and he alone stood atop the field of 1,475 starters. Winner Jared Jaffee collected $405,428 from the $1,991,250 prize pool and his first WSOP gold bracelet.
The following lists the nine final table players' order of finish and the prize money awarded to each.
Jared Jaffee --------- $405,428
Mike Watson -------- $246.068
Mark Herm ---------- $126,882
Joseph Alban -------- $126,882
Xiao Peng ------------$53,614
Jeff Gross ------------ $53,614
Congratulations to Jared Jaffee for winning his first WSOP gold bracelet plus the winner's share of $405,428 in cash in the 2014 WSOP Event #58 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed Max.Submitted by ppnadmin on July 3, 2014 - 2:24am