The World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event is midway through Day 6 and the event is down to six tables players. Jake Bazeley is below the average stack, but the poker pro from Cincinnati is used to having to climb uphill.
Bazeley has three WSOP final tables to his credit for $1.2 million in earnings, including a runner-up finish in 2012 to Poker Central’s Brent Hanks for $322,294. The 34-year-old pro is playing his eighth Main Event and cashed twice in the event before: 2011 he finished 66th for $108,412 and in 2013 he placed $37,019.
“I’ve a bunch of friends and family following at home and here,” Bazeley said. “I’ve lots of support from by BCP brothers.” BCP is a group of poker players that travel together that includes Aaron Massey, Jared Jaffe, Zo Karim and Mukul Pahuja.
Bazeley was seated to Ben Lamb’s left earlier in the event. (Photo: PokerPhotoArchive.com)
Bazeley was recently moved to a feature tables, which according to him, “Doesn’t make a difference where I play,” he said. “I block it out and am here to make a run.”
Bazeley cut his teeth on the Circuit for a total of 46 WSOP cashes. He admitted that run to the final table would be dream scenario. “I’ve got all my friends here if I make the Final Table – they’re gonna be rowdy,” he said. “But I’ll also fly out my fiancee and couple family members.”