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Former Pro Wins $50k On Jeopardy

Tags: Alex Jacob, Jeopardy
Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by "T".
Alex Jacob was a rising star in the poker world around 2007. The 30-year-old American has just about $2.6 million in live tournament earnings to date, with his last cash being a 182nd finish for $2,217 in a NLHE event at the 2012 World Series of Poker. Although we aren't so sure just how much he plays these days, we do know that he has won almost $50,000 on two episodes (Friday, April 10, and Mon[...]   Read more » Former Pro Wins $50k On Jeopardy

  15-Apr-15, 08:43   #1
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doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 5552
What a great story this is and many congratulations to him on doing this. After winning all that money in Poker, it must be great to have a chance on winning more money doing this

     
  15-Apr-15, 13:36   #2
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klash23 
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 38 (F)
Posts: 2243
I have never seen this program before so not really sure how it works but I think he can continue coming back to earn more money until defeated,hopefully he will use his gambling experience to know when his luck has gone and it is time to leave the table.

     
  15-Apr-15, 13:47   #3
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Skpmorita 
Joined: Feb '14
Location: Tunisia
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 2076
i am fan of the show
it is nice to see poker players with decent general knoweldge
pros are usually smart people
hope he keep winning .. maybe broke the record , number of wins in the show
still more money could be won in poker
but i guess Alex is looking for some TV time
luck is not really involved in jeopardy so i wont wish him luck xD
hope to see him in WSOP , he is decent player

     
  15-Apr-15, 17:07   #4
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Heskor 
Joined: May '13
Location: Mauritius
Age: 25 (M)
Posts: 2659
Cheers at at least he won something and it will always go into the news if it is a former pro, anyway we can only dream of winning such an amount of money, hopefully one day we will win some good amount of money and our name will be in the news lol, anyway peace out have fun at the tables and good luck me going to chill then watch some football matches, i think i will not be going to work tomorrow, gonna take some rest!

     
  20-Apr-15, 13:33   #5
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bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 4685
I doubt that he still has that much money from his former poker carrier if he is need to go and play Jeopardy on National Television. And currency trading is not a sure thing or a job with security, so he is probably a bit broke now IMO. Especially if he's got caught up in the swiss frank mumbo-jumbo early this year.

     
  21-Apr-15, 20:34   #6
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luisexy69 

Joined: Jan '12
Location: Portugal
Age: 25 (M)
Posts: 405
ahahaha

I read this news on other pokersite, here in portugal, and its not one, or two, he win 3 or 4 times in a row and make a good profit in that game, beside the game and money, he knew a lot of the questions and a lot of things in that quizz.

Gongratulations for her and he keep playing safe.

     
  6-Jul-15, 10:52   #7
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bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 4685
Quizgames and especially televised quiz games are just like this though. Getting in is actually plenty harder than getting through. And I think Jeopardy is a real special one because the players have to from questions to the answers here and not vice versa. It's tricky.

     
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