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Jake Cody Wins $25,000 Heads-Up Championship, Claims Poker’s Third Triple Crown

22-Year-Old British Professional Becomes Youngest Player to Bag EPT, WPT and WSOP Titles

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Jul 13, 2011


Jake Cody began his poker career as an afterthought to a pool league he played in with a friend back in Rochdale, England, in the vicinity of Manchester. After the billiards was done for the evening, a social £5 game followed every Monday. “I thought it was a fun game that made for good banter. My friend and I started playing more and eventually we started playing heads up, and that is where I got my first experience. That is where I first learned the game,” said Cody. While he might have fallen short of becoming Britain’s Fast Eddie Felson, the 22-year-old professional poker player did learn to hustle on the felt. He put his early lessons in heads-up poker to good use during the first week at the 2011 World Series of Poker, winning the $25,000 heads-up no-limit hold’em championship. The win capped off an amazing 18-month run for ...

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