Jake Cody keeps the WPT London on UK soil

Jake Cody keeps the WPT London on UK soil

Monday, 6 September 2010

Jake Cody, like many young online players, flew under the radar until his first major tournament win. For him it was the PokerStars European Poker Tour in Deauville back in April where he took down a huge field to win a first prize of €847,000.

Now just five months later, 21-year-old Cody has claimed his second live tournament major after beating out several hundred hopefuls including Phil Ivey and Erik Seidel to take down the inaugural WPT London Classic and a tidy payday of £273,783. He defeated Nicholas Mattsson heads-up when his Q-Q held up against A-Q.

The delighted winner said, "This is crazy I am so happy to win my first WPT title. It's been an amazing year for me so far and to win a major tournament on UK soil is very special."

Mike Sexton was certainly impressed with the Rochdale youngster's performance adding, "“Jake Cody is an outstanding young player and mark my words when you see this action on television this final table is something very special. I rate it is amongst the best poker I have seen in nine years commentating for the WPT. This is going to be a real treat when it airs, I can hardly wait.”

Cody’s win comes shortly after Toby Lewis lead Teddy Sheringham and Sam Trickett on his way to taking down the record-breaking EPT Vilamoura; the total poker silverware bought back to the UK this year now tallies up at five WSOP bracelets, three EPT titles and a WPT title with Cody looking strong to join countryman Roland de Wolfe as a holder of the Triple Crown. With the WSOPE beginning in a week, Cody will be sure to go for glory.

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