Faraz Jaka

Faraz Jaka

aka "The-Toilet"
Nationality
United States
United States
GPI Rank 921
WSOP Bracelets 1
Total Live Earnings $7,350,448
The Hendon Mob Data provided by The Hendon Mob

Biography

Faraz Jaka is a professional poker player from San Jose, California who won his first gold bracelet in the $1,500 Shootout event at the 2023 World Series of Poker. Jaka is also known for winning the World Poker Tour's Season VIII (2009-2010) Player of the Year. Jaka scored five WPT cashes that season including two Championship event final tables.

Faraz Jaka Background

Jaka was born in 1985 in San Jose, California in a Pakistani immigrant family. He started playing poker when he was studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. At first, Jaka played mostly online and in small live games before 2007, when he entered his first major poker tournament at the World Series of Poker and cashed in one event that summer. Jaka finished in 22nd place at the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event taking home more than $14,000.

Before he started playing poker, Jaka was a promising track runner. He also played basketball for the Piedmont Hills High School and wrote poetry. After graduating High School Jaka entered the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Faraz Jaka Twitter

Jaka can be found on Twitter at @farazjaka.

Faraz Jaka Instagram

Jaka can be found on Instagram at @farazjaka.
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Faraz Jaka YouTube

Jaka's YouTube channel can be found here.

Faraz Jaka Poker History

After his first WSOP cash in 2007, Jaka came back to the WSOP in and cashed in two more events collecting a total of $18,000. His breakout year came in 2009 when he picked up four more cashes, including $400,000 he collected for a third-place finish in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed event.

Jaka collected another $113,000 in WSOP cashes in 2010, the lion's share of which came from an eighth-place finish in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Heads Up Championship. Two years later, Jaka made another WSOP final table, only this time he did it on European soil during the WSOPE in Cannes, France. He finished the €10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed Max event in fourth place for €86,087.

Jaka remained on the “Best Without a Bracelet” list until 2023 when he broke through with a win in the $1,500 Shootout event for $237,637.

Is Faraz Jaka Good at Poker?

Jaka is well-regarded among his peers as one of the top players in the game, and he has established himself as one of the most respected coaches in poker. Jaka has over $7.3 million in career earnings according to the Hendon Mob, and he has both a WSOP bracelet and a WPT Player of the Year title to his name.

Faraz Jaka Top 5 Results

DateEventEntriesPlacePrize
July 2013$15,400 WPT Bellagio Cup V2682$775,780
January 2012$10,300 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure1,0723$755,000
December 2009$15,400 WPT Five Diamond Classic3293$571,374
April 2018$3,500 WPT Showdown Seminor HRPS1,3092$454,496
June 2009WSOP $5,000 NLH 6-Handed928$400,525 

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Wealth - What is Faraz Jaka’s Net Worth?

Jaka has earned over $7.3 million in his poker career, and he considers himself an entrepreneur and businessman more so than a poker player. He often spends his winnings on real estate and other investments, and he has a degree in Economics and Business from UIUC. He is also the founder of Jaka Coaching.

His net worth is estimated to be between $5-10 million.

Faraz Jaka Family, Wife and Child

Faraz Jaka Wife - Is Faraz Jaka Married?

Jaka is married to his wife, Carolina, and they have one child.

Does Faraz Jaka Have Children?

Jaka has one child with wife, Carolina.

Faraz Jaka Controversies

Jaka was the poker coach of Robbi Jade Lew at the time of her controversial hand on the Hustler Casino Live stream.

Jaka explained in a lengthy Twitter thread that he had done three tournament coaching sessions earlier this year ahead of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and two more "last minute" cash game sessions ahead of this week's Hustler stream.

"Robbi’s only been playing for about a year," wrote Jaka. "Like any new player, she has trouble repeating back HHs (hand histories) & mixes up terminology. Usually, u don’t see new players HHs but she jumped right into big streams."

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 WSOP Paradise
Event #10: $5,000 Main Event Championship
298th $9,300
2023 NAPT Las Vegas
$1,650 Main Event
116th $3,430
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #95: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em
163rd $1,751
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship
219th $58,500
2023 World Series of Poker
Online Event #20: $777 No-Limit Hold'em Lucky 7's
154th $1,305
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #85: $1,500 Shootout
1st $237,367
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $1,500 Monster Stack
1242nd $2,401
2023 Wynn Millions
$3,500 Main Event
79th $12,760
2022 Mediterranean Poker Party
$5,300 MPP Main Event
150th $10,000
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em
30th $15,546
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
245th $6,600
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
112th $6,029
2022 Wynn Millions
$10,000 Main Event [$10,000,000 GTD]
72nd $31,323
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
59th $8,816
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
22nd $28,480
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
105th $4,840
2021 WPT World Online Championships
Event #7: $5,300 Main Event
157th $10,661
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #23: $500 NLH Turbo
86th $874
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #5: $1,000 NLH 8-Max
49th $2,400
MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event ($2M GTD)
MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event ($2M GTD)
76th $5,731
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #76: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold'em
200th $1,485
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #64: $840 Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em
23rd $3,490
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event, $5M GTD
710th $2,074
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold'em
249th $825
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #16: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo
191st $756
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #10: $600 No-Limit Hold'em MonsterStack
201st $1,119
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em
88th $1,129
2020 World Series of Poker Circuit Rio Las Vegas
$1,700 Main Event
31st $4,715
2020 World Series of Poker Circuit Hard Rock Tampa
$1,700 Main Event
144th $2,643
2020 World Series of Poker Circuit Hard Rock Tampa
$3,250 High Roller 8-Max
3rd $37,505
2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Bicycle Casino
$1,700 Main Event
68th $2,570
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€2,200 EPT National High Roller
140th €4,790
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
964th $15,970
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Vegas @ Aria
$10,300 Main Event
70th $20,000
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em
248th $3,407
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
1223rd $2,324
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em
3997th $750
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
39th $9,007
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
44th $15,599
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
33rd $12,345
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
35th $16,340
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
393rd $4,518
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
399th $31,170
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
195th $2,446
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #36: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
5th $112,484
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em
6th $123,105
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
120th $2,911
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
Main Event
76th €9,540
2017 partypokerLIVE Millions Dusk Till Dawn
Main Event
209th £7,500
2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€5,300 Main Event
129th €9,530
2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 High Roller
21st $58,320
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
19th €23,960
2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 High Roller
7th $221,440
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
333rd $33,734
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
72nd $3,694
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
11th $16,088
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
35th $7,805
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
47th $5,360
2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open
$3 Million Guaranteed WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship
22nd $17,357
2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 High Roller
15th $89,560
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
279th $2,775
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
127th $3,640
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
80th $7,287
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Four Handed)
53rd $4,712
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
85th $5,023
2013 PokerStars.com EPT London
High Roller
2nd £241,670
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #5: €10,450 Mixed Max - No-Limit Hold'em
4th €86,087
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #4: €3,250 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
17th €5,428
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
34th $10,213
2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
Main Event
3rd $755,000
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
28th $20,504
2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
NAPT Bounty Shootout
27th $10,000
2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
Main Event
72nd $33,000
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
265th $2,083
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #35: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
6th $92,580
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
31st $16,607
2010 PokerStars.net NAPT Mohegan Sun
2010 NAPT Mohegan Sun High Roller Bounty Shootout
3rd $80,000
2010 NAPT Venetian
2010 NAPT High Roller Bounty Shootout
5th $95,000
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 56 - $5,000 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em
3rd $400,526
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 32 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em
144th $3,908
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 15 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em
18th $27,029
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 11 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em
87th $5,452
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 44 - $1,000 No Limit Hold'em w/Rebuys
28th $14,904
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 32 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
129th $3,144

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