There’s good news on the Colombian Uber front.
The controversial taxi service left South America’s third most populous country on Feb 1 after contravening a rule or twelve. Still, they’re back after promising Colombian lawmakers to operate on the right side of that slim divide.
That’s good news for Farid Jattin because when he spills into the streets of Bogata airport, he can have one waiting for him and his recently buddied 200 large.
Jattin is a poker anatomist, right now; taking apart competition after competition with ease. The 2019 Global Poker Index (GPI) Latin American Player of the Year, came into the partypoker MILLIONS South America in Uruguay in a rich coal seam of form after burning a hole through Australia with a win and a sixth in AUD 25k events at the Australian Poker Open (APO), and a win and a seventh in AUD 25 events in the Aussie Millions.
Jattin took down the 84-entrant $10,300 NLHE High Roller Finale in the Punta del Este. The Colombian has now earned $5.6m in live tournaments, with more than $1.1m in the first two months of 2020.
Let’s see how he took it down to Montevideo town.
The Nutshell Action
Luis Gustavo became the first player to leave the final table when his A5o failed to hold against the KTo of Roberto José Sagra after the couple got it in during a button v big blind affair.
Then Farid Jattin found aces to double through the pretty looking JdTd of Michael Del Vecchio.
The former World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event winner, Jack Sinclair, ended up in the local chip shop when in the first hand after a well-deserved break, Sinclair got it in with AKo versus the pocket jacks of Rodrigo Seiji, and the fish hooks held.
The two-time World Poker Tour (WPT) Main Event champion, Marvin Rettenmaier, took out Michael Del Vecchio like a bible in an atheist convention. Del Vecchio moved all-in holding K9o from under the gun, and Rettenmaier called and won with ATo from the small blind.
Still, ousting Del Vecchio didn’t spur Rettenmaier on to greater things. The German got it in with his AKo well ahead of Seiji’s Kh7h, only for the chip leader to flop a seven to eliminate the man christened ‘Mad’.
Seiji extended his lead at the top of the counts after eliminating Sagra after his pocket rockets burned As8c alive. Still, Jattin ensured the heads-up confrontation with Seiji would begin on an even keel after his pocket aces kicked ten tons of crap out of Hilario Quijada’s pocket deuces.
Three hands settled things for Jattin.
First, he took the vast majority of Seiji’s chips when A6o beat K2o with all of the chips in the middle. Seiji doubled with AQo v 75o, but then the A6o of Jattin beat Q2o to land him the tenth title of his career.
Uber for Jattin.
- Farid Jattin – $200,000
- Rodrigo Seiji – $129,800
- Hilario Quijada – $95,000
- Roberto José Sagra – $75,000
- Marvin Rettenmnaier – $60,000
- Mike Del Vecchio – $50,000
- Jack Sinclair – $45,000