Americas Cardroom Profiles Faraz Jaka

Americas Cardroom Profiles Faraz Jaka

Monday, 31 October 2016

The fourth video blog report from Americas Cardroom covering the Punta Cana Poker Classic 2016 has just been launched complete with an appearance from Faraz Jaka.

The US-facing Winning Poker Network site began its video coverage from the Dominican Republic last week following a number of online poker players that had won their seats into the $1,650 buy-in Punta Cana Poker Classic 2016 main event via its promotions.

In the fourth episode, which is entitled Faraz Jaka On The Downside Of The Poker Lifestyle, the 31-year-old American relates how he is constantly travelling the world from tournament to tournament and gave up his home to live with just the essentials out of a suitcase.

“I’ve just been playing all week,” Jaka told the ever-ebullient host of the video series, Larry Colcy.

“There’s a high-roller event here today too so I haven’t even got to the beach, haven’t been in the pool. I’m on tour hardcore for the rest of the season. I’m going to Macau. I’m going to Prague. I’m going to Florida. I’ve got a lot of poker in front of me so I need a beach day. I might make that a priority today.”

The winner of last year’s Punta Cana Poker Classic main event pocketed over $185,000 of the $500,000 prize pool but Jaka revealed that he may use his time at The Level At Melia Caribe Tropical Punta Cana to get in a little shopping.

“I obviously love being on the road," said California-born Jaka.

“That’s why I do it but there are definitely some things that you wish you had. It can get frustrating sometimes. Even just, you know, I do a lot of my shopping on Amazon, just everyday shaving needs, all the right organic products I need and sometimes it’s really hard to do that when you’re abroad and don’t have an address for them to deliver to.”

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