You may remember us reporting last month on the fact that Jake Cody was PokerStars newest recruit with regards to their Team PokerStars Pro’s, well we thought we would provide a player profile of the man from Rochdale.
The English professional poker player is widely accepted as being one of the best tournament poker players from these shores, with him initially picking up the game from playing at home with his friends at an early age.
This proved to be excellent training, with him quickly earning enough by his late teens to allow him to take the game on in a professional basis. 2009 was the year that he turned pro, with him since earning a huge $3 million in live tournaments the four years since making that decision. That number doesn’t include how much he has also won online in that time.
His first notable win came in the November of 2009 in the FTOPS series online at Full Tilt Poker, in which he finished in second place in a $1,060 event. Just a couple of months later he went and won his first major live title when he took down the European Poker Tour Deauville Main Event, which raked him in $1,213,194.
That win sparked a run of big wins, with his next one coming in the WPT London where he scored another $452,492 in August of 2010. His next major score would not come until 2011, with it this time being at the PokerStars SCOOP. It was in a $2,100 NLHE event and it brought him an added $234,738 into his poker account.
In the very same year he decided to make his first trip over to the WSOP where he bagged his first ever bracelet which also meant that he had now won the Triple Crown in poker by winning an EPT, WPT and WSOP title. He then came close to winning the European version with a 7th place finish in the WSOPE Main Event.
It is these strong performances that had PokerStars quickly hunting the Englishman down, it also helps that he has a good attitude and is completely dedicated to the game. He can be spotted online playing under the screen name of “jakecody” and is always friendly with his railbirds.
Here is him taking down his first big title, which then led to him getting right where he is today. We expect we are going to be hearing and seeing a lot more from Cody over the years, he is still extremely young in the game.