Two British World Series of Poker bracelet winners have jetted off from the UK this morning and are on route to terrorise Las Vegas! Close friends Jake Cody and Matt Perrins are planning on staying in Sin City for an entire two months and no doubt will be joined in the not too distant future by a whole host of other Brits — surely it can't be long before James Dempsey (who has a seat to the WPT tournament) and David "lil Dave" Nicholson follow suit.
On my way to Las Vegas. #vegassssbabbyyyyyyyFollow @JakeCody
First up for the duo is the $25,500 World Poker Tour World Championship at the Bellagio and by the time that has been completed it will be time for the 2012 WSOP where both will be looking to add to the bracelets they each won last year.
"ran terrible in scoop so I'm going to Vegas for 2 months in the morning for the WPT 25k then the WSOP... can't wait... come on Team Matchbook!!!!!," said Perrins on his Facebook status.
Perrins famously won his bracelet in the $1,500 No Limit Deuce-to-Seven Lowball event despite his only experience of the game coming from a few YouTube videos!
Cody meanwhile won the $25,000 No Limit Hold'em Heads-Up to complete the fastest-ever Triple Crown and to become the youngest Triple Crown winner and has since gone on to become a sponsored pro for the 3d online poker site PKR.
We will be keeping an eye on how our heroes perform in the WPT World Championship and all UK & Ireland players at the WSOP over the next couple of months.
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