WPT London 2010 Main Event Won By Jake CodySeptember 5, 2010 8:09 am
Jake Cody has won the 2010 WPT London Main Event, after defeating a field of 171 players over five days to take down the WPT title, and the £273,783 ($422,000) first place prize.
As the final table of the £5,300 buy-in tournament got underway, the 21 year-old Cody was lying in the middle of the eight man table in chips with Giovanni Safina way out in front as the table leader.
Throughout the day, however, Cody’s pre-flop aggression helped him to add consistently to his stack, while other players fell by the wayside.
Eventually, Gareth Teatum was eliminated in 8th (£18,100), Fabian Quossin 7th (£26,144), Sandiep Khosain 6th (£34,189) and even former chip leader Giovanni Safina in 5th (£42,233), while Cody continued his assault on the tournament.
After the final table favourite Kristoffer Thorsson was eliminated in 4th (£56,311) and a short-stacked Bruce Atkinson in 3rd (£93,316), the heads-up phase of the competition began between Cody and Nichlas Mattson.
With a 4 to 1 chip deficit to overcome, Mattson did a good job of clawing his way back into the game, until he was dealt a Ad-Qd to Cody’s pocket Q’s. With all the chips flying to the centre of the table, and the board running out 9h-6d-9s-5h-4d, Nichlas Mattsson was eliminated in the runner-up spot for a £176,979 pay-day, while Jake Cody was crowned the WPT London champion.
Cody has gotten off to a flying start in 2010, having won the EPT Deauville back in January for $1,215,034. Now with his £273,783 ($422,000) WPT victory in London, Cody’s live tournament winnings have risen to around $1.65 million and he is also on course to winning poker’s prestgious Triple Crown, if he manages to secure for himself a WSOP bracelet sometime in the future.