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
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (F)
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.
Joined: Feb '14
Age: 30 (M)
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
Joined: May '13
Age: 27 (M)
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!
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.
Joined: Jan '12
Age: 27 (M)
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.
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.