By Joseph Smith Sr.
Jay Farber is the November Nine “Mystery Man.” He does not consider himself to be a professional poker player and claims the game is only a hobby. Farber believes his style of play got him deep into this year’s big poker event and very well may carry him to a win in November. His above average chip stack makes Farber a favorite to become one of the WSOP’s latest multimillionaires.
Farber’s poker tournament resume is almost nonexistent and is certainly the lightweight among the November Nine players competing for the top prize of $8,359,531. He has only two entries listed in the cash category for 12th and 14th place in a Deep Stack Extravaganza tournament in 2010 that netted a grand total of $2,155 in winnings. Farber has played in two earlier WSOP Main Events, including the 2012 tournament, but failed to cash. His first ever WSOP cash came on Day 7 of this year’s event #62 when he made the November Nine and collected $733,224 for the feat.
The 28-year-old from Doylestown, Pennsylvania is one of two 2013 final table players now calling Las Vegas home. After completing his business degree at University of California Santa Barbara he moved to Las Vegas about five years ago and became involved in the nightlife industry. Farber is well known as a VIP host for some of the top clubs in Las Vegas where he has met and become friends with many of poker’s top professional players.
A result of his involvement in the local entertainment industry guarantees Farber will be backed by the most interesting rail at the November finals. A trip to the November finale will be worthwhile just to see his support group of female friends and fans. When he was asked what he was going to do now that he had made the November Nine Farber replied, “We’re going to the Rhino.” For those that don’t know the Rhino, it’s the Las Vegas Spearmint Rhino, the most notable gentlemen’s club in Las Vegas.
Farber said he plans to spend some time in Hawaii during the long break before the November final table. He plans to relax far away from the pressures of the poker tables and the hustle of Las Vegas as he prepares himself for the daunting challenge of winning the 2013 WSOP Main Event. A list of wellknown poker professionals will be assisting Farber during the break as he preps for his run at the $8 million plus in cash going to the winner.
When asked what he will do if he wins the world championship of poker, Faber maintained that he would probably continue working in the nightlife industry in Las Vegas. He said he loves his job and what could be better than being well paid to party with some of the most glamorous people around. We’ll check back later to see what affect, if any, a few million dollars in the bank can have with such an ideal career.
Only three players have more in tournament chips than Jay Farber; but not so much of a lead to be an insurmountable problem. The 2013 Main Event final table is closely balanced chip wise and any one of the November Nine can be the next poker champion of the world. As always, a player only has to win all of his all-ins to be the champ; but, once the cards are face-up on the felt waiting for the turn and river Lady Luck takes over. Jay Farber has had his share of luck this year and has outlasted 6,347 players. He only needs to outlast 8 more to be the 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion.