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jan
17

The successful pro who quit poker for a full-time job

Tags: full-time job, interview, James Akenhead, London, pub
Posted on 17 January 2014 by "T".

James Akenhead, 30, was living the poker dream back in 2009. He finished 9th in the WSOP Main Event for $1.2 million, then he followed that up by winning Full Tilt Poker Million VIII for another $500k to end the year just under $2m plus. He was the hottest name in UK poker at that time, and many predicted that he would have a long and successfull poker career.

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nov
6

November 9 Countdown - 1 day: James Akenhead

Tags: final table, james akenhead, kevin schaffel, november 9, phil ivey, wsop
Posted on 06 November 2009 by "T".

James Akenhead, from England, is a 26 years old Full Tilt PRO who will start the final table tomorrow with the least chips of the 9 remaining players. James hasn't been playing poker for a very long, but he has still been very successful and won over $800,000 online and live so far. At the 2008 World Series of Poker, he finished second in event #2 ($1,500 NL Texas Hold'em). With other words, he's not a newbie when it comes to playing in the World Series.

James will only bring 6,800,000 chips with him to the final table on Saturday, and he will need to double up at least 2 times quite fast in order to have some kind of chance of becoming the World Champion.

The 2009 WSOP final table is only 1 day away folks! Don't forget to vote for your favorite to win in our "Who will become the World Champion"-poll. For those of you who want to bet some money on the November 9 finalists, we can recommend KickOffPoker who also offers a €5000 deposit bonus & 45% cashback.

 


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