We are delighted to announce the addition of UK poker star Jake Cody
to Team PKR Pro
! In his already illustrious career, the 23-year old Leeds resident has won four major live tournaments, notably a trio of EPT, WPT and WSOP titles which sent him into the history books earlier this year as the youngest player to win poker's Triple Crown.
Jake's journey began with his first (and only) online deposit of $10 which he subsequently turned into a fortune, honing his skills as a multi-table tournament grinder before turning his attention to cash games. He exploded into the live arena in 2010, collecting $1.2m for victory at EPT Deauville, defeating the PKR cash game villain Teodor 'Goldeneyehd
' Caraba heads-up.
After his EPT win, he went on to claim a WPT London title for $425,000, completing the set the following year with a prestigious victory in the inaugural $25K buy-in 2011 WSOP Heads-up Championship, where he accounted for Gus Hansen and Yevgeniy Timoshenko en route to his first bracelet.
With lifetime tournament earnings in excess of $2.8 million - good for 13th in the All Time GB Money List - a major online title worth $234K to his name and a fearsome reputation as one of the game great young guns, Jake is the ultimate addition to Team PKR Pro.
We caught up with our new Pro earlier this week to find out how he was feeling. "I'm very VERY excited about joining Team PKR Pro" said Jake. "I've been patient with sponsorship, waiting for the right deal to come along. When I spoke to PKR I was really impressed with the whole setup and the ideas that they have going forward, and I knew straight away I wanted to be part of it! It’s a great site to be involved with right now and I think I can help take it to the next level".
Please join us in welcoming our new star who, aside from globetrotting in search of million dollar binks, will be giving us his invaluable insights in Raise Your Game
, on the PKR Forums
and on PKR TV
Take on Jake!
You'll get your first chance to meet Jake in this weekend's Bounty Day
promotion, where he'll be taking to the PKR felt as the host of two events. Also on Sunday night, Jake will be taking on one lucky challenger in the next 'Pwn a Pro' heads-up clash, to be featured in the upcoming issue of Stacked magazine. If you'd like to take Jake on for $500 (you even get $200 if you lose!), register now for tonight's JakeCody's Pwn a Pro lotto
, which starts at 21:30 GMT.