Jake Cody, 24 is announced as latest member of Team PokerStars
Jake Cody has been announced as the latest member of Team PokerStars by Daniel Negreanu, shortly before Day 1B of PCA Main Event in the Bahamas commenced.
The 24 year old from Brimington, England first appeared on the European tournament scene in 2010 when he participated in some major events, winning €857,000 in Deauville in January, and then £273, 783 at the Main Event of the World Poker Tour in London in August. He also revealed that since he began playing online poker, he deposited an initial $10 and has not yet deposited since.
The announcement that he had joined Team PokerStars came on Wednesday, after he left PKR a few months ago (He joined Team PKR Pro in November 2011). Clearly it didn’t take him long to find a new sponsor.
After being announced as the latest member by Negreanu, Cody said: “Team PokerStars Pro is the holy grail of poker sponsorship. It has been a long term goal for a while now and for it to finally happen feels like a dream come true.”
Negreanu, after making an introductory speech for the new Poker Pro, turned to Cody and presented him with a Team PokerStars Pro patch infront of everybody gathered for the Day 1B of the PCA Main Event. He followed with “And it’s official, Good luck my man.”
After the events caught up with him, and it all settled in, Cody said that it was a dream come true, and that he just wants to win. Now that’s fighting talk!
Jake Cody Triple Crown Winner
Jake shouldn’t be put off by the media attention and masses of Poker players and fans that were gathered at the event where his sponsorship was announced, as at the young age of 24, he has already achieved the title of Youngest Triple Crown Winner.
He achieved this title by winning the following events:
€5000 EPT Deauville, €857,000 ($1.2m) in January 2010
£5000 WPT London, £273,783 ($425k) in August 2010
$25,000 WSOP Heads Up Championship, ($851k) in May 2011.
This brings his overall Live Tournament winnings to a massive $3,156,032. So it really is no wonder that PokerStars wanted to snap the Brit up as their latest Poker Pro.
After a quiet year in 2012, due to not playing many live games, he is determined to bounce back this year and show the Poker World what he’s made of.
In 2012, Jake earned $54,988, meaning it wasn’t his best year, however, with his $3+ million career earnings, AND a sponsorship with PokerStars, he definitely has a lot to look forward to in 2013.