Cody Replaces Hansen for Heads Up Showdown

Opposing heads

You might remember at the end of last month, we revealed that both of the sponsored pros in Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom would be taking part in a heads up challenge the weekend just gone. However, as it turned out, just one of them was able to make it and PokerStars Team Pro Jake Cody was drafted in at the last minute.

Gus Hansen was the player that could not attend, so Cody agreed to step up to the plate in order to put up $50k and possibly walk away with $100k.

Jake Cody is one of the most successful British tournament players of all time and the youngest ever to win poker’s “triple crown” of an European Poker Tour title, World Poker Tour title and World Series of Poker bracelet, so he was more than qualified to go up against Viktor “Isildur1” Blom in the absence of Gus Hansen.

Once he accepted the challenge he was quick to share the news with his followers on Twitter.

The three rounded match took place on Sunday and had the two players play heads up in three different variations of Stud Hi/Lo, 2-7 Triple Draw and No Limit Texas Hold’em. We do not know the exact details of how the challenge went down but judging by this tweet from Cody, it was Blom that walked away the winner.

He does have a good excuse with not having too much time to prepare for the challenge and having to play the variations chosen by both Hansen and Blom, so he should not be too disheartened with the result. Plus, $50k is a drop in the ocean for somebody that has won almost $4 million in tournament career earnings to date.

On the bright side for Cody, as he was a replacement player, he will not have to undergo one of the choices of forfeits for the loser. The loser would originally have had to either play 1,000 hands of micro stakes action on Full Tilt Poker or sing their country’s national anthem.