Most poker players who get to win an insane amount of money after a grueling couple of days work at a high-stakes poker tournament usually tend to call it a day, right? But this one thought he's not had enough yet, and guess what he did? He bet ALL his winnings in just one roulette spin!
A massive field of 629 runners entered Day 1B of the EPT Malta Main Event, which brings the total to 899 entries - with registration open until tomorrow at noon. This means that the tournament is already the second-largest debut for a new destination on the European Poker Tour.
Just as expected it didn't take long for 36 players to become two tables of 16 players on Day 4 of the EPT London Main Event. Once again the tournament had a new chip leader when Day 4 concluded: Sebastian Pauli, Germany, with 2.7 million chips.
As a part of the promotion HEADS UP SHOWDOWN, Full Tilt Poker pros Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Gus Hansen were supposed to play against each other on Sunday, September 14. Many had looked forward to the battle ever since Full Tilt Poker announced the challenge last month, but, unfortunately, many were left disappointed as Gus Hansen never showed up.
The first starting flight of PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour Main Event drew 116 entries, including big names such as Team PokerStars representative Jake Cody (busted), 2012 EPT San Remo winner Rupert Elder (41,300) and Max Silver (busted), who has 2 UKIPT titles to his name since 2010.
14 of 301 players remained when Day 3 of this event began. When the cards were in the air, all eyes were on David Bach who had finished both Day 1 and Day 2 as the chip leader. However, it was another player, Bryan Campanello, who dominated the final day and also managed put a stop to Bach's winning streak.
Another day of action-packed poker is in the books at the Bellagio Poker Room in Las Vegas. Now there are only 24 players left, which means that just another 9 need to be eliminated before everyone's guaranteed a min-cash worth $49,120, and Amir Babakhani (player of the day) leads the pack with 1.2 million chips. Other big stacks include Brandon Steven (1,091,000), Matt Hyman (1,042,000), Hyon Kim (891,000), and Alex Phahurat (878,000).
Not familiar with any of the names above? Don't worry! Poker stars such as Dan Shak (698,000), Jason Mercier (583,000), Erick Lindgren (467,000), Jake Cody (365,000) and Daniel Negreanu (329,000) will return to play tonight and battle it out for a seat at tomorrow's final table - where a first prize of $1,150,297 is up for the grabs!
A field of 108 took seats at the first day of the European Poker Tour Monaco Grand Final Main Event. At the end of the day there were about 53 players left and Dan Smith (picture) held the lead with 136,500 chips. Other big names that made it through the day with 100k+ stacks were Freddy Deeb, Jake Cody and Paul Volpe.
Day 1A attracted an unusually small field for a Grand Final Main Event (163 players more took part last year), but let's hope that a massive field will show up for Day 1B today! We will be back with another brief update tomorrow morning.
On tuesday, just before Day 1B of the PCA 2013 Main Event started, Daniel Negreanu revealed that PokerStars had signed Jake Cody. The 24-year-old Brit is the youngest Triple Crown winner in poker history. And believe it or not but he completed the triple crown (WPT, EPT and WSOP titles) in just 16 months at the age 22. As of today, his total live tournament winnings exceed $3 million dollars.
"PokerStars always looks for young up-and-coming ambassadors for the game and I feel like we've found a gem. The youngest ever winner of the Triple Crown. He's won a WPT, a World Series of Poker bracelet and more importantly an EPT. He combines poker skill with a gentlemanly demeanour as is expected in a PokerStars Team Pro. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome Jake Cody to the team," said Negreanu.
Jake Cody is back on the free-agent market again. The 24-year-old Brit joined PKR last November after winning the $25,000 NLHE Heads-Up event at the 2011 WSOP to complete poker's triple crown (EPT, WPT and WSOP titles).
He was the biggest name of Team PKR Pro during the year he represented PKR online and in different tournaments around the globe. It will be interesting to see if PKR will look for a new superstar in the poker world to join its Team PKR Pro, which today consists of four members: Vladimir "Beyne" Geshkenbein, Sofia "wellbet" Lövgren, Scott Shelley and Marc "Waswini" Bariller.
When the final table of the WSOP Europe Cannes Main Event was about to start yesterday Elio Fox, from New York, was in a big lead with about 3,9 million chips, and in second place was no one else than Jake Cody, from UK, with 2,6 million. The other 6 players, most of them with over $2m in tournament winnings, also had plenty of chips to gamble with, so it was very hard to foresee a winner.
The final table is set. After 4 days of play, the record field of 593 players has become only 8. These 8 finalist are now about to fight for a first place prize of €1,400,000! New Yorker Elio Fox leads the pack as the other 7 players take their seats. Fox created a name for himself in the poker world when he took home the Bellagio Cup championship earlier this year, played in Las Vegas. Then he received about $680,000. Now he has the chance to win 3 times that amount!
The field has been narrowed down even further as another day of the WSOP Europe Main Event is over. The 25 remaining players will now fight for a seat at the final table where some serious cash is up for grabs. Leading the field is Max Silver, from UK, with 1,769,00, and close behind him his fellow counterman Chris Moorman with 1,769,000 chips.
Another day of the WSOP Europe Main Event is now in the books, and today, when play continues, 115 players will continue the long road towards the final table. In a quite big lead are two Americans, Constand Rijkenberg with 462,800 chips and Hoyt Corkins with 429,900 chips. In 4th place is Jake Cody with 323k, and in 9th place is Erik Seidel with 291,900. Another 2 big names that made it through Day 2 with plenty of chips are Patrik Antonius (23rd place - 228k) and Liv Boeree (202,300).
The total prize pool is €5,692,800 and 64 players will receive a share from it. The winner will get amazing €1,400,000, and the runner-up will get €800,000.
The EPT London main event is down to 159 players after 2 days of play. Benny Spindler, who started day 2 in the lead, is the one who will return to the tables at midday (local time) with the largest stack (469k). Two years ago the young German came 12th in the EPT London main event, and the very same year he finished 3rd in PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. In other words, Benny Spindler is not a newcomer when it comes to doing well in big tournaments.
In case you haven't noticed, or have been sleeping under a rock, the 2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker is running at Rio in Las Vegas at the moment. So far 8 events have finished and 3 events are being played at the moment (Event #8: No-Limit Hold'em, Event #10: No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed, and Event #11: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship).
It ended up being the Britain poker pro Jake Cody who won the $25,000 heads-up event after knocking out Yevgeniy Timoshenko, from America, in second place. For the win Jake Cody received a first place prize of $851,192 and his first WSOP bracelet. The win also meant that he completed Poker's Triple Crown - the 2011 WSOP $25k heads-up win, the WPT Grand Prix De Paris win in 2005, and the EPT Dublin Championship win in 2006.
The final table of EPT Deauville only included 1 really big name, Peter Eastgate, the Danish PokerStars Pro. Peter Eastgate was quite shortstacked when the final table kicked off yesterday and unfortunately he had to leave the final table already 1 hour into the tournament. Almost an hour later it was time for the next knockout. This time it was Michael Fratty who had to leave the tournament after that his pair of queens were beaten by Jake Cody's pocket kings. After this, it didn't take long before Jake Cody took out another player. This time it was the shortstacked player Stephane Albertini who had to leave the tournament as he ran into Cody's pocket aces with his K9.