Jake Cody is a British poker player from Rochdale, England. Still in his 20s, the celebrated veteran of the poker scene spends much of his time either playing poker or spending time with friends. Cody got into the game at the fairly early age of 15, when back room sessions at a local pub served as indispensable training for what is turning out to be a full time career.
Formerly a student of psychology–which has no doubt shaped much of his approach to the game–Cody plays extensively online. His tenure has been marked with a string of victories, with one of the most notable one getting him a staggering $198,000. Cody is also a recognizable fixture at PCA events, where he can be seen hunched over wearing his trademark hoodie.
What is perhaps the most exciting event to have transpired in Cody’s career is securing a top slot in the most recent European Poker Tour, where he managed a remarkable recovery after a string of disasters, wresting control of the table and landing a spot in the top 7. The event was comprised of 51 highly ranked players from 15 countries, and Cody bested the competition to recover mightily from a near elimination.
Cody seems to have the ability to turn what would seem like an almost certain disaster into a wildly successful victory. At the €847,000 Grand Final in Monte Carlo of instance, he found himself face to face with a crushing hand from the opponent, with ace-king against tens, king on the flop on the final table. Lesser players would have given up right then and there but Cody stick to his guns and emerged victorious against the formidable Teodor Caraba, who was the chip leader of the final table
Some of Cody’s other notable wins where at the PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour events.
Cody’s recent victory at the European Poker Tour clearly demonstrates his grace under pressure. He was actually in trouble at several junctures during the game, with Caraba playing an exceedingly precise and basically flawless game with little action during the initial stages. Caraba waited for the competition to whittle down to only a few players, until taking the chip lead to the top 3 spot. It seemed that victory for Caraba was inevitable, until Cody brought about a coup that is still being talked about to this day.
Cody deftly maneuvered the last few hands of the game and managed to turn the tide in his favor with a tenacity and aggressive attack that only a young poker champion can muster. Caraba proved to be no match for this onslaught, and he had to give way to the pile driving approach of the young Jake Cody.
The most crucial part of the match was the one on one battle for supremacy by Caraba and Cody after all the other players had been beaten out. The two-hour battle was marked by alternating fortunes for both players, with each coming up on top at certain junctions. Cody–who had maintained an air of quiet determination all throughout–finally mustered a grin at the end of the game…no doubt in anticipation of the next match to come.