Jarrod Tavares

Jarrod Tavares

Jarrod Tavares (b. February 9, 1985) is an American Professional poker player. He specializes in Texas hold 'em and has been sponsored by Pokerstars.com to play in the World Series of Poker in 2006. [ [http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/2006/07/wsop-main-event-day-1a-and-1b-chip.html WSOP Main Event: Day 1A and 1B Chip Counts - PokerStars Poker Blog ] ] He finished early in the second day of play, beating most of the field. He currently makes his living playing Full Tilt Poker [www.fulltiltpoker.com] . Jarrod is an avid Mets fan and can be seen playing poker in the jersey of relatively unknown retired Met, Bob Ojeda.

Online Controversy

Jarrod was also a controversial member of the 2+2 forums, going under the name of BobOjedaFan. He was primarily a member of the Puzzles and Other Games Forum, but his most noteworthy 2+2 accomplishment was his epic battles with other members of the Sporting Events Forum. Jarrod's strange sense of humor and unorthodox posting style culminated in a very controversial banning which shocked many longstanding members of the community.

RickRoll Affection

Jarrod was a pioneer of rickrolling, and frequently used the tactic to deceive others into clicking links that were, in actuality, a posting of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up." On April 27, 2008, Jarrod and three other baseball fans attempted to 'rickroll' fans at Pittsburgh's PNC Park by performing a karaoke version of the song for an American Idol-style contest. Jarrod was at least the second individual to attempt to feat at the park.




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