Triple Crown winner Jake Cody, who recently signed his first sponsorship deal with the 3d online poker site PKR, is the overwhelming chip leader in the GUKPT Grand Final Main Event going into Day 2. When play resumes at 1400 this afternoon young Cody will unbag 227,800 chips, a solid 70,000 more than his nearest rival Jonas Ovestad who had 158,600.
This summer Cody became the youngest player to win the coveted Triple Crown of live poker titles after he took down the $25,000 No Limit Heads-Up event at the World Series of Poker to pick up his first-ever WSOP bracelet, which he added to his EPT Deauville and WPT London wins. This summer Cody came very close to adding a WSOPE bracelet to his name but he fell just short in the €10,000 Main Event, finishing in seventh place.
Although Cody has a commanding chip lead it is far from a done deal because there are some great players still in the event, which is now down to the final 82 players. Amongst those still with chips in their stacks having survived Day 1b include Praz Bansi (144,200), November Niner Sam Holden (130,300), Cody's fellow PKR pro Sofia Lovgren (97,900), James Mitchell (56,800), Matt Perrins (46,000), Ram Vaswani (44,900) and Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree (38,600).
The £2,625 GUKPT Grand Final Main Event will be paying out the top 20 finishers with a min-cash being worth £4,900 and a Christmas stocking stuffing £138,750 awaits the eventual winner. Will it be Cody? Stay tuned to find out.