Poker Player Stars on Jeopardy

Poker Player Stars on Jeopardy

Friday, 17 April 2015

It's not often that US gameshows take centre stage at Bluff Europe Towers but the performance of former poker pro Alex Jacob on Jeopardy has made even us take notice.

The show never really took off in Britain but Jeopardy is big news in America and Jacob has put in a string of dominating performances. The general knowledge quiz show has a 'winner stays on' format with Jacob winning five shows in a row. His winnings now stand at an impressive $129,401 with scope to improve. Watch his third appearance below:

The 30-year-old isn't the first poker player to make a killing in a TV gameshow. EPT Before finding fame on the tournament poker circuit, Liv Boeree pocketed £6,500 on the short-lived Jasper Carrott-hosted GoldenBalls.

Tags: Jeopardy, Alex Jacob, Television