PKR Poker announces new Team PKR Pro

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 17, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Player News | No Comments »

After a week of build-up PKR Poker has finally let the cat out of the bag as to the identity of their newest Team PKR Poker Pro: Jake Cody. With the signing of the youngest Triple Crown winner in poker history (Cody is all of 23 years old) PKR Poker was not simply overstating that their new Team PKR Pro member was one of the game’s top players, in this case they may have actually been UNDERSTATING the fact!

Cody burst onto the poker scene in 2010 when he captured his first major tournament title at the EPT Deauville Main Event. The young star –who was part of the British Invasion in 2010—would add a WPT title later in 2010 as he took-down the WPT London Main Event. Cody then completed the Triple Crown with a WSOP bracelet win in the $25k Heads-Up Championship this past summer in Las Vegas. In the process the then 22 year-old became the youngest player to ever win the Triple Crown, and also set a record for accomplishing the feat in the shortest period of time between wins.

Cody was quoted on the PKR website as saying, “I’m very VERY excited about joining Team PKR Pro” said Jake. “I’ve been patient with sponsorship, waiting for the right deal to come along. When I spoke to PKR I was really impressed with the whole setup and the ideas that they have going forward, and I knew straight away I wanted to be part of it! It’s a great site to be involved with right now and I think I can help take it to the next level”.

Cody will now headline PKR Poker’s sponsored player roster (even the brash-talking PKR pro Vladimir Geshkenbein would have trouble arguing that point with a straight face) joining the likes of some of Europe’s top poker talent at PKR Poker.

Here is a look at the current PKR Poker roster:

* Triple Crown Winner Jake Cody

* EPT and APT winner Vladimir “Beyne” Geshkenbein

* WSOP Europe bracelet winner Scott “PKR_Scott” Shelley

* Sascha “locodice” Walter

* Marc “Waswini” Bariller

* Sofia “wellbet” Lovgren

* James “James666” Sudworth

Cody will be christened at PKR Poker this weekend when he hosts not one but two tournaments, as well as offering a heads-up match to one lucky PKR Poker player in the site’s Pwn A Pro promotion. For more info on Jake Cody and the promotions surrounding his signing you can head on over to PKRPoker.com.

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