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AgeSep 9, 1985 (29 years old)
HometownSan Jose, CA, United States
ResidenceChicago, IL, United States

GPI Ranking of Faraz Jaka

GPI rankNational rankTotal scoreHighestweeks at #1
#141 #70 2,113.80 pts#40 
PoY 2014 rankNational rankTotal scoreHighestweeks at #1
#120 #62 1,858.48 pts#33 

PocketFives

Online rankingOnline total earningsUsername
#85$3,611,948The-Toilet

Live Best Cash

$774,780

All Time Money

$4,145,449

Tournament Results of Faraz Jaka

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CircuitPeriodBuy-InEarnings

Date & EventBuy InRankEntriesEarningsGPIPoY 2014

2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open

Hollywood, FL, United States

No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry (Event #17)
Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$1,1009th229$4,351 106.35 pts 106.35 pts
No Limit Hold'em SHRPO Main Event (#Event 16)
Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$5,300176th1499$9,978 171.43 pts 171.43 pts

45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014

Las Vegas, NV, United States

World Championship - No Limit Hold'em (Event #65)
Jul 5 - 15, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,000333rd6683$33,734 207.36 pts 207.36 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #45)
Jun 22 - 24, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,00072nd1841$3,694 97.24 pts 97.24 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #33)
Jun 15 - 17, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,00011th1688$16,088 151.00 pts 151.00 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Shootout (Event #20)
Jun 7 - 9, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$3,00035th389$7,805 151.62 pts 151.62 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #9)
Jun 1 - 3, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,00047th1940$5,360 111.61 pts 111.61 pts

WPT Jacksonville bestbet Open

Jacksonville, United States

No Limit Hold'em Main Event
Mar 21 - 25, 2014 bestbet Jacksonville
$3,5006th258$38,241 190.64 pts 254.19 pts

WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship
Jan 26 - 31, 2014 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
$3,300 + $20022nd1229$17,357 203.91 pts 271.88 pts

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Paradise Island, Bahamas

No Limit Hold'em High Roller
Jan 11, 2014 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$25,000 + $50015th198$89,560 251.85 pts 335.80 pts

2013 Legends of Poker

Los Angeles, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2013 Bicycle Casino
$3,500 + $20062nd716$8,095 67.77 pts

44th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2013

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em (Event #53)
Jun 29 - Jul 1, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,500279th2816$2,775 38.28 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #49)
Jun 27 - 29, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,500127th2247$3,640 48.46 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #44)
Jun 24 - 26, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$3,00080th1072$7,287 65.36 pts
No Limit Hold'em - 4 Handed (Event #38)
Jun 21 - 23, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,50053rd566$4,712 54.46 pts
No Limit Hold'em - 6 Handed (Event #21)
Jun 11 - 13, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$3,00085th807$5,023 56.68 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Millionaire Maker (Event #6)
Jun 1 - 3, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,500533rd6343$3,082 27.36 pts

EPT Berlin

Berlin, Germany

No Limit Hold'em Turbo - Six Handed
Apr 27, 2013 Grand Hyatt Berlin
5,000 + 2503rd4027,200 91.04 pts

WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown

Hollywood, FL, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Apr 11, 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$5,0009th542$38,213 64.16 pts

EPT/UKIPT - London

London, England

No Limit Hold'em - High Roller
Mar 14 - 15, 2013 Grosvenor Victoria Casino
£10,000 + £3002nd112£241,670 94.87 pts

EPT San Remo

Sanremo, Italy

No Limit Hold'em - Re-Entry
Oct 7 - 9, 2012 Casino Sanremo
2,000 + 20023rd4507,900 15.19 pts

2012 World Series of Poker - Europe

Cannes, France

No Limit Hold'em - Mixed Max (Event #5)
Sep 26 - 28, 2012 Le Croisette Casino Barriere Cannes
10,000 + 4504th9686,087 28.70 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Shootout (Event #4)
Sep 25 - 27, 2012 Le Croisette Casino Barriere Cannes
3,000 + 25017th1415,428 12.93 pts

43rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2012

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em (Event #33)
Jun 17 - 19, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,00034th2795$10,213 10.94 pts

IPT San Remo

Sanremo, Italy

No Limit Hold'em
May 5 - 6, 2012 Casino Sanremo
1,000 + 10016th1511,193 7.71 pts
No Limit Hold'em - IPT High Roller
May 2 - 3, 2012 Casino Sanremo
5,000 + 2504th4119,900 17.09 pts

WPT Vienna

Vienna, Austria

No Limit Hold'em
Apr 12 - 13, 2012 Montesino Pokertainment Centre
1,000 + 808th1004,080 8.61 pts

PaddyPower Irish Open 2012

Dublin, Ireland

No Limit Hold'em - Six Max
Apr 7, 2012 The Burlington Hotel
500 + 6015th 950 4.00 pts

iSeriesLIVE

Dublin, Ireland

No Limit Hold'em
Apr 5, 2012 The Burlington Hotel
10,0006th10

2012 L.A. Poker Classic

Los Angeles, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Feb 22, 2012 Commerce Casino
$5,1005th98$33,270 19.56 pts

2012 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Melbourne, Australia

No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed
Jan 27, 2012 Crown Casino
AU$2,5002nd190AU$77,000 22.15 pts

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Paradise Island, Bahamas

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Jan 7 - 13, 2012 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$10,000 + $3003rd1072$755,000 48.97 pts

2011 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Dec 10, 2011 Bellagio
$5,000 + $1806th62$13,760 15.44 pts
No Limit Hold'em
Dec 2, 2011 Bellagio
$1,000 + $8019th224$1,521 6.64 pts

Deep Stack Extravaganza III

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jul 11, 2011 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
$1,07020th248$2,633 6.72 pts

The Grand Poker Series 2011

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Grand Finale Championship
Jul 2, 2011 Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
$1,0807th235$8,206 9.46 pts

42nd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2011

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed
Jun 23 - 25, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00028th732$20,504 21.29 pts

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Paradise Island, Bahamas

NAPT Bounty Shootout
Jan 15 - 16, 2011 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$5,000 + $2504th216$10,000 22.47 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Jan 8 - 13, 2011 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$10,000 + $30072nd1560$33,000 22.50 pts

41st World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2010

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jun 26 - 29, 2010 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,000265th3128$2,083
No Limit Hold'em - Heads Up Championship
Jun 18 - 20, 2010 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,0008th256$94,956
No Limit Hold'em - Shootout
Jun 1 - 3, 2010 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00031st358$16,607

Eighth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Apr 18 - 24, 2010 Bellagio
$25,000 + $50014th195$51,736

Pokerstars North American Poker Tour - Mohegan Sun

Uncasville, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Bounty Shootout
Apr 11 - 13, 2010 Mohegan Sun
$25,000 + $6003rd35$80,000

Bay 101 Shooting Stars

San Jose, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Mar 8 - 12, 2010 Bay 101
$9,600 + $40018th333$23,400

2010 Deep Stack Extravaganza

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Invitational High Roller Bounty Shootout
Feb 23, 2010 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
$25,000 + $6005th49$95,000

2009 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Dec 14 - 19, 2009 Bellagio
$15,000 + $4003rd329$571,374

Bellagio Cup V

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Jul 13, 2009 Bellagio
$15,000 + $4002nd268$774,780

40th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2009

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed
Jun 30, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,0003rd928$400,525
No Limit Hold'em
Jun 15, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,000144th1534$3,908
No Limit Hold'em
Jun 6, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00018th655$27,029
No Limit Hold'em
Jun 4, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,00087th1646$5,452

Bay 101 Shooting Stars

San Jose, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Mar 16 - 20, 2009 Bay 101
$9,500 + $50042nd391$12,500

WSOP Circuit - Hammond

Hammond, IN, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Oct 29, 2008 Harrahs Horseshoe Casino Hammond
$2,10015th102$3,855

39th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2008

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jun 25 - 27, 2008 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,00028th879$14,904
No Limit Hold'em
Jun 17 - 19, 2008 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,500129th2304$3,144

EPT Grand Final

Monte Carlo, Monaco

No Limit Hold'em
Apr 17, 2008 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
500 + 509th2043,000

PaddyPower Irish Open 2008

Dublin, Ireland

Irish Open Main Event
Mar 20 - 24, 2008 Citywest Hotel
4,200 + 30049th6676,500

2008 L.A. Poker Classic

Los Angeles, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Feb 21, 2008 Commerce Casino
$1,000 + $651st416$104,900

38th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2007

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jun 11 - 13, 2007 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,50022nd1013$14,445

Ranking history

GPI

PoY 2013

PoY 2014

DateGPI rankScore
Oct 22, 2014#1412113.80
Oct 15, 2014#1372113.80
Oct 8, 2014#1342123.50
Oct 1, 2014#1242155.71
Sep 24, 2014#1162205.91
Sep 17, 2014#1232157.85
Sep 11, 2014#1172191.52
Sep 10, 2014#1282131.70
Sep 3, 2014#1282131.70
Aug 27, 2014#982247.67
Aug 20, 2014#962246.60
Aug 13, 2014#962246.60
Aug 6, 2014#982246.60
Jul 23, 2014#1102194.35
Jul 16, 2014#1092194.35
Jul 12, 2014#1322064.32
Jul 9, 2014#1312071.04
Jul 5, 2014#1362060.10
Jul 2, 2014#1332069.56
Jun 28, 2014#1172141.34
Jun 25, 2014#982232.20
Jun 21, 2014#812433.51
Jun 18, 2014#832394.12
Jun 14, 2014#712420.37
Jun 11, 2014#742398.18
Jun 7, 2014#982237.77
Jun 4, 2014#1132126.16
May 28, 2014#1222092.15
May 21, 2014#1222092.15
May 14, 2014#1242092.15
May 7, 2014#1282092.15
Apr 30, 2014#1172105.27
Apr 23, 2014#1172094.07
Apr 16, 2014#1122094.07
Apr 9, 2014#1112104.24
Apr 2, 2014#952166.95
Mar 26, 2014#732306.05
Mar 19, 2014#1132051.85
Mar 12, 2014#1052103.69
Mar 5, 2014#1032103.69
Feb 26, 2014#852252.32
Feb 19, 2014#862267.83
Feb 12, 2014#852267.83
Feb 5, 2014#852267.83
Jan 29, 2014#1181995.95
Jan 23, 2014#1202006.29
Jan 15, 2014#1132032.80
Jan 8, 2014#1491475.28
Jan 3, 2014#1501519.77
Dec 26, 2013#1201675.15
Dec 19, 2013#901848.63
Dec 11, 2013#801839.49
Dec 4, 2013#891830.55
Nov 27, 2013#961789.09
Nov 20, 2013#991789.09
Nov 13, 2013#1011789.09
Nov 6, 2013#981789.09
Oct 30, 2013#901824.36
Oct 23, 2013#991787.19
Oct 16, 2013#991787.19
Oct 9, 2013#1011747.59
Oct 2, 2013#831830.20
Sep 25, 2013#642037.66
Sep 20, 2013#642037.66
Sep 11, 2013#632024.03
Sep 4, 2013#651998.69
Aug 28, 2013#661998.69
Aug 21, 2013#672022.23
Aug 14, 2013#682022.23
Aug 8, 2013#672022.23
Jul 31, 2013#662022.23
Jul 25, 2013#652035.26
Jul 18, 2013#662035.26
Jul 13, 2013#622035.26
Jul 12, 2013#602035.26
Jul 11, 2013#592041.10
Jul 10, 2013#592041.10
Jul 9, 2013#602041.10
Jul 8, 2013#482112.87
Jul 7, 2013#522112.87
Jul 6, 2013#522112.87
Jul 5, 2013#532112.87
Jul 4, 2013#552112.87
Jul 3, 2013#552112.87
Jul 2, 2013#542121.13
Jul 1, 2013#542121.13
Jun 30, 2013#522121.13
Jun 29, 2013#512121.13
Jun 27, 2013#512121.13
Jun 26, 2013#532100.15
Jun 25, 2013#532100.15
Jun 24, 2013#542100.15
Jun 23, 2013#592057.81
Jun 22, 2013#602057.81
Jun 21, 2013#572057.81
Jun 20, 2013#572057.81
Jun 19, 2013#582057.81
Jun 18, 2013#552082.91
Jun 17, 2013#512141.89
Jun 16, 2013#512141.89
Jun 14, 2013#592027.57
Jun 12, 2013#592027.57
Jun 9, 2013#632006.13
Jun 8, 2013#622006.13
Jun 7, 2013#632006.13
Jun 6, 2013#612006.13
Jun 5, 2013#622006.13
Jun 4, 2013#711956.37
Jun 3, 2013#711956.37
Jun 2, 2013#711946.42
May 30, 2013#631959.91
May 20, 2013#631959.91
May 13, 2013#641959.91
May 6, 2013#591959.91
Apr 29, 2013#422084.53
Apr 22, 2013#691888.44
Apr 15, 2013#1031642.59
Apr 8, 2013#1061662.50
Apr 1, 2013#861753.51
Mar 25, 2013#711911.24
Mar 18, 2013#691911.24
Mar 11, 2013#1481508.47
Mar 4, 2013#1491516.12
Feb 25, 2013#1461516.12
Feb 18, 2013#1221605.48
Feb 11, 2013#1221605.48
Feb 4, 2013#1161605.48
Jan 28, 2013#1091605.48
Jan 21, 2013#1021630.18
Jan 14, 2013#961661.63
Jan 7, 2013#811703.14
Dec 31, 2012#641843.48
Dec 24, 2012#721695.17
Dec 17, 2012#661759.46
Dec 10, 2012#581777.42
Dec 3, 2012#751714.66
Nov 26, 2012#651728.14
Nov 19, 2012#661728.14
Nov 12, 2012#681728.14
Nov 5, 2012#711728.14
Oct 29, 2012#491890.00
Oct 22, 2012#501890.00
Oct 15, 2012#471911.13
Oct 8, 2012#711751.49
Oct 1, 2012#671751.49
Sep 24, 2012#1911316.31
Sep 17, 2012#1871316.31
Sep 10, 2012#1841316.31
Sep 3, 2012#1891295.18
Aug 27, 2012#1881295.18
Aug 20, 2012#1781344.81
Aug 13, 2012#1751344.81
Aug 6, 2012#1741344.81
Jul 30, 2012#1751344.81
Jul 23, 2012#1611397.40
Jul 16, 2012#1421451.32
Jul 9, 2012#1151546.09
Jul 2, 2012#921675.13
Jun 25, 2012#811706.73
Jun 18, 2012#611782.25
Jun 11, 2012#531825.01
Jun 4, 2012#591719.53
May 28, 2012#561751.88
May 21, 2012#531751.88
May 14, 2012#521751.88
May 7, 2012#611732.01
Apr 30, 2012#531732.01
Apr 23, 2012#461732.01
Apr 16, 2012#401788.30
Apr 9, 2012#491788.74
Apr 2, 2012#511788.74
Mar 26, 2012#491788.74
Mar 19, 2012#501788.74
Mar 12, 2012#491788.74
Mar 5, 2012#481767.61
Feb 27, 2012#511767.61
Feb 20, 2012#891569.10
Feb 13, 2012#901569.10
Feb 6, 2012#921569.10
Jan 30, 2012#911569.10
Jan 23, 2012#1451358.71
Jan 16, 2012#1451358.71
Jan 2, 2012#3001047.60
Dec 12, 2011#2651076.71
Dec 5, 2011#2711069.09
Nov 28, 2011#2401124.33
Nov 21, 2011#2381124.33
Nov 14, 2011#2391124.33
Nov 7, 2011#2381124.33
Oct 31, 2011#2391124.33
Oct 24, 2011#2331130.74
Oct 17, 2011#1681241.72
Oct 10, 2011#1741233.23
Oct 3, 2011#1671233.23
Sep 26, 2011#1731233.23
Sep 19, 2011#1701233.23
Sep 12, 2011#1871217.07
Sep 5, 2011#2171166.35
Aug 29, 2011#2161166.35
Aug 22, 2011#2161166.35
Aug 15, 2011#2161166.35
Aug 1, 2011#2171166.35
Jul 25, 2011#2161166.35
Jul 18, 2011#2041166.35
Jul 11, 2011#1321306.97
Jul 4, 2011#1141374.48
Jun 27, 2011#1021428.18
DatePoY 2013 rankScore
Jan 8, 2014#160483.06
Dec 26, 2013#160483.06
Dec 19, 2013#159483.06
Dec 11, 2013#141483.06
Dec 4, 2013#136483.06
Nov 27, 2013#131483.06
Nov 20, 2013#127483.06
Nov 13, 2013#126483.06
Nov 6, 2013#126483.06
Oct 30, 2013#122483.06
Oct 23, 2013#110483.06
Oct 16, 2013#105483.06
Oct 9, 2013#91483.06
Oct 2, 2013#86483.06
Sep 25, 2013#86483.06
Sep 11, 2013#80483.06
Sep 4, 2013#101436.50
Aug 28, 2013#81436.50
Aug 8, 2013#76436.50
Jul 31, 2013#76436.50
Jul 25, 2013#76436.50
Jul 18, 2013#72436.50
Jul 13, 2013#58436.50
Jul 12, 2013#56436.50
Jul 11, 2013#56436.50
Jul 10, 2013#56436.50
Jul 9, 2013#56436.50
Jul 8, 2013#54436.50
Jul 7, 2013#54436.50
Jul 6, 2013#54436.50
Jul 5, 2013#49436.50
Jul 4, 2013#44436.50
Jul 3, 2013#44436.50
Jul 2, 2013#44436.50
Jul 1, 2013#44436.50
Jun 30, 2013#41436.50
Jun 29, 2013#45424.36
Jun 27, 2013#44424.36
Jun 26, 2013#66380.42
Jun 25, 2013#64380.42
Jun 24, 2013#64380.42
Jun 23, 2013#85344.64
Jun 22, 2013#85344.64
Jun 21, 2013#83344.64
Jun 20, 2013#78344.64
Jun 18, 2013#76344.64
Jun 17, 2013#75344.64
Jun 16, 2013#74344.64
Jun 14, 2013#96306.53
Jun 11, 2013#92306.53
Jun 10, 2013#85306.53
Jun 9, 2013#85306.53
Jun 8, 2013#85306.53
Jun 7, 2013#80306.53
Jun 6, 2013#78306.53
Jun 5, 2013#76306.53
Jun 4, 2013#86289.94
Jun 3, 2013#86289.94
Jun 2, 2013#84289.94
May 31, 2013#81289.94
May 20, 2013#76289.94
May 13, 2013#70289.94
May 6, 2013#42289.94
Apr 29, 2013#40289.94
Apr 22, 2013#67224.58
Apr 15, 2013#276134.26
Apr 8, 2013#236134.26
Apr 1, 2013#231134.26
Mar 25, 2013#227134.26
Mar 18, 2013#210134.26
DatePoY 2014 rankScore
Oct 22, 2014#1201858.48
Oct 15, 2014#1081858.48
Oct 8, 2014#1051858.48
Oct 1, 2014#1001858.48
Sep 24, 2014#100610.66
Sep 17, 2014#98610.66
Sep 10, 2014#95610.66
Sep 3, 2014#137518.07
Aug 27, 2014#129518.07
Aug 20, 2014#112518.07
Aug 13, 2014#111518.07
Aug 6, 2014#109518.07
Jul 23, 2014#108518.07
Jul 16, 2014#103518.07
Jul 12, 2014#148448.95
Jul 9, 2014#147448.95
Jul 5, 2014#137448.95
Jul 2, 2014#120448.95
Jun 25, 2014#116416.53
Jun 18, 2014#148366.20
Jun 14, 2014#120366.20
Jun 11, 2014#110366.20
Jun 7, 2014#154315.66
Jun 4, 2014#186278.46
May 28, 2014#164278.46
May 21, 2014#159278.46
May 14, 2014#157278.46
May 7, 2014#155278.46
Apr 30, 2014#117278.46
Apr 23, 2014#96278.46
Apr 16, 2014#71278.46
Apr 9, 2014#64278.46
Apr 2, 2014#62278.46
Mar 27, 2014#45278.46
Mar 19, 2014#115193.72
Mar 12, 2014#89193.72
Mar 5, 2014#71193.72
Feb 26, 2014#60193.72
Feb 19, 2014#55193.72
Feb 12, 2014#51193.72
Feb 5, 2014#33193.72
Jan 29, 2014#148103.10
Jan 23, 2014#127103.10
Jan 15, 2014#118103.10

Yearly summary

YearEarningsWinsTop 10
2014$226,16802
2013$472,15203
2012$1,041,91407
2011$89,62403
2010$363,78203
2009$1,795,56803
2008$141,79612
2007$14,44500
Total$4,145,449123

Bio of Faraz Jaka

Faraz Jaka is a professional poker player who made his first live-event cash in 2007. In the first 4 years of his career, Faraz cashed 28 times, made 11 final tables, cashed in 11 WSOP events, and earned over $3.1 million.

Faraz was born on September 9, 1985, in San Jose, California, where his parents encouraged his love of sports. In high school, he played basketball and set track records by running the mile in 4:29 and the half-mile in 1:59. He went on to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he majored in economics and business, and was introduced to poker by friends.

Faraz enjoyed the game, but played recklessly in the beginning, with his favorite move being to play any suited cards, hoping to make a flush. This tendency prompted his friends to give him the nickname “The Toilet,” which he soon adopted as his online poker screen name. Playing online, Faraz had several scores, including a great run in 2007, where within a 2-week span, he won a UB $200K Guarantee and a PokerStars’ Sunday Warm-Up to earn over $110,000. In August of that year, he took down Full Tilt Poker’s $1K Monday for $85,000, and won a Sunday Mulligan a few months later. In 2009, he won the PokerStars $1K Super Tuesday for $78,000.

After graduation, Faraz transitioned from online to live play. He had his first live-event cash at the 2007 World Series of Poker, where he finished 22nd for $14,445 in the $2,500 NLHE event. His next cash was in 2008, when he won his first title at the L.A. Poker Classic, taking down a $1,000 NLHE event for $104,900. After cashing at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo, he cashed twice at the WSOP, taking 28th in the $1,000 NLHE to earn $14,904. His last cash of the year was at the WSOP Circuit event at the Horseshoe Hammond.

In 2009 Faraz cashed at the Bay 101 Shooting Stars, then cashed 4 times at the WSOP. He made the money in a pair of $2,000 NLHE events, finished 18th for $27,029 in the $5,000 NLHE, and finished 3rd in the $5,000 NLHE 6-Max for $400,525. Two weeks later, he made the final table of the World Poker Tour Bellagio Cup, finishing runner-up for $774,780. To end his year, he made another WPT final table when he finished 3rd for $571,374 at the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic. On the strength of those results, Faraz was named the WPT Player of the Year for Season 8.

Faraz cashed 7 times in 2010, starting with a 5th place finish in the $25,000 High Roller event at the Deep Stack Extravaganza to earn $95,000. Next, he cashed at the Bay 101 Shooting Stars, and took 3rd in the North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun $25,000 NLHE Bounty Shootout for $80,000. At the Bellagio’s Five Star World Poker Classic, he finished 14th for $51,736 in the $25, 000 NLHE Championship, and at the WSOP, he cashed 3 times, making the quarterfinals of the $10,000 NHLE Heads-up Championship for $94,956.

In January 2011, Faraz made the money twice at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), cashing for $33,000 in the EPT Main Event, and finishing 4th in the NAPT $5,000 Bounty Shootout for $10,000. That summer he cashed once at the WSOP when he finished 28th in the $5,000 6-Max to earn $20,504. He went on to cash at the Grand Poker Series, the Deep Stack Extravaganza, and cash twice at the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

In 2012, Faraz started the year at the PCA in January, where he finished 4th in $10,000 NLHE EPT Main Event to earn $755,000.

More than a unique name and personality with fun hats at the tables, Faraz is a hybrid of old-school live and new-school online poker players. Along with an entrepreneurial business mind, Faraz keeps everyone wondering about his next move. He has declared that he is a businessman first and poker player second, and his financial decisions have reflected as much. Over the last few years, he has invested his earnings in real estate and started a company called AxisCasterboarding.com.

When not playing poker and tending to business matters, Faraz enjoys staying active by playing sports, and likes listening to hip-hop music.

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