News broke late last week of the British poker superstar that is Jake Cody signing for the 3D online poker site, PKR, as part of their impressive roster of sponsored pros. This is Cody's first official sponsorship deal and is a major coup for PKR.
Like many Cody, originally from Rochdale but now residing in Leeds, cut his teeth playing online poker and was a major winner in the virtual world before he hit the big time in the live arena. His first two cashes in live tournaments were nothing to write home about but his third most certainly was. You see his third live result saw him win the PokerStars EPT Deauville Main Event for a cool €857,000 in January 2010.
Amazingly, just eight months later Cody went on to win the London leg of the World Poker Tour and just nine months after that fantastic result he won the $25,000 No Limit Hold'em Heads Up Championship at the World Series of Poker to complete the coveted Triple Crown of live titles, becoming the youngest-ever player to achieve this remarkable feat. He also nearly added a WSOPE bracelet to his name but he ultimately finished in seventh place in the WSOPE Main Event in Cannes this October.
To date the 23-year old has more than $2,800,000 in live tournament winnings and it is easy to see why he is one of the most respected and feared poker players in the world.
Upon signing for PKR, Cody said, “I’m very excited about joining Team PKR Pro. I’ve been patient with sponsorship, waiting for the right deal to come along. When I spoke to PKR I was really impressed with the whole setup and the ideas that they have going forward, and I knew straight away I wanted to be part of it! It’s a great site to be involved with right now and I think I can help take it to the next level.”
Cody becomes the seventh member of Team PKR Pro, the other being James “james666” Sudworth, Sofia “welllbet” Lovgren, Marc “Waswini” Bariller, Sascha “locodice” Walter, WSOPE bracelet winner Scott “PKR_Scott” Shelley and EPT Snowfest Champion Vladimir “Beyne” Geshkenbein.
Everyone at UK PokerNews wishes Cody the best of luck and continued success. If you want to take on Cody at the virtual felt then you can download PKR through PokerNews, enter the bonus code UKPN800 and you will receive a 120% up to $800 first deposit bonus.