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Will Jaffe defeats 3,221 in Event 54

Updated: July 20, 2012, 4:47 PM ET
By Gary Wise | Special To ESPN.com

It was only fitting that, in a tournament whose play was extended an extra day to July 4, Event 54 ($1,000 no-limit hold 'em) was won by American Will Jaffe.

Jaffe, a 26-year-old professional from Bridgehampton, New York, has been playing poker professionally for four years, since discovering the game in college, but he's never had a tournament like this one. Jaffe's largest live cash prior to Event 54 was for $45,338. He multiplied that by more than 11 times when he won the event, taking ...

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