PokerStars UKIPT Series London – Jake Cody Claims Title


shutterstock_132148628It may have only been a small event but it was certainly a fun one to watch and we imagine play in, as the PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour Series London finished up last night. In total there were 343 players that took to the felt across both of the opening day flights before the 98 combined survivors came into this final day to play down to a winner.

This might have seen as a long shot on the outside but with the levels set at just 30 minutes apiece, this was more like a turbo tournament. This led to eliminations coming thick and fast before we finally reached the final table and then also revealed the winner.

That winner was PokerStars Team Pro Jake Cody, after he beat Lydia Cugudda during heads up to claim the first place prize of £19,400. This is certainly not the biggest score he has ever achieved and will achieve in the future, yet it is his first title since completing the Triple Crown two years ago.

It was only 40 of the 93 players that actually made the money today, with 53 having to go home empty handed.

Cugudda had played outstandingly well all day and at one point had double the chips of everybody else in the event. She was also the first player in the event to bypass the one million chips barrier and was looking good for the title most of the way through the day.
Her fortune changed though after she lost a massive pot which involved three players. She had pocket jacks whilst the other two had pocket queens and kings respectively. The player with the kings saw his hand hold up and she was removed from the top of the chip counts.

She still made it into heads up against Cody though but eventually lost when her Jd-Tc was again put up against the pocket kings of her opponent. Again, she couldn’t crack them and she was eliminated in second place for a payout of £13,140.

How It Finished!

1st – Jake Cody – £19,400
2nd – Lydia Cugudda – £13,140
3rd – Terry Jordan – £8,110
4th – Tim Wong – £6,240
5th – Enzo Gomez – £4,880
6th – Uzzol Miah – £3,430
7th – Kaloyan Kirov – £2,700
8th – Shantanu Banerji – £1,977

We are already looking forward to the next instalment in this series as it is great to see some grass roots poker containing plenty of up and coming players from the UK and Ireland.