The final table of the Season XII World Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble came to a close last night after almost four hours of play and 99 hands - of which approximately 40 hands were dedicated to heads-up play between Blake Purvis and Jared Jaffee, who began the final table with a decent chip lead.
The pair were separated by less than a big blind when the battle started, but Jaffee took the command right away and built a 2-1 chip lead over the next 40 hands. On hand #99 in Level 30 (50,000/100,000/15,000), Purvis raised to 250,000 and Jaffee called. The flop came down JJ6 and Jaffee checked-raised to 1.3 million after Purvis bet 400,000. Purvis announced that he was all for his last 3.4 million chips. Jaffee snap-called with 42... Purvis turned over AA.
Purvis was ahead with jacks and aces, but he needed to avoid the flush draw of Jaffe. The 6 on the turn was an excellent card for Purvis, but the Q spiked on the river to give Jaffee his first WPT title and $252,749. It was a well-deserved win by Jaffee who played his third WPT final table (Season VIII Southern Poker Championship and Season IX Legends of Poker).
Final table results:
1st: Jared Jaffee -- $252,749
2nd: Blake Purvis -- $166,139
3rd: Michael Horchoff -- $106,904
4th: Margo Costa -- $79,114
5th: Corrie Wunstel -- $59,335
6th: Johnny Price -- $47,468