High roller proves to be…a high roller
Poker player Jake Cody won a nice sum of money in his latest poker tournament. A four-way deal left him with a €58.870 share of first place in a €3000 High Roller event at the 2018 partypoker LIVE UK Poker Championships. The Team PokerStars Pro felt lucky and he decided to go double-or-nothing at the roulette table.
Cody played at the finale table with Ben Longstaff, Martin Olali and Andrew Garland ending up with a nice win. Cody then decided to bet all his prize money on black. He had to convince Dusk Till Dawn Casino owner Rob Yong to let him pull off the extraordinary bet and Yong agreed, personally tossing the ball himself as shown in the recorded video below.
As the ball rolled the audience was cheering “black, black, black” and Cody got lucky as the ball landed on Black 22 doubling his prize money to €117.740. It was the end of a truly remarkable night for the longtime poker player and we are pretty sure he celebrated his win.
In his pro career Cody has made more than €3.7 million in tournaments (where we leave out the €480,000 he won online). Back in 2010 Cody made his name known and launched a prosperous career by winning the European Poker Tour Deauville main event title. This win was good for €975.000 in prize money. He also added a triple crown additionally scoring a World Series of Poker bracelet and World Poker Tour title, making him more succesful than most poker pro players. Cody also had some pretty tough times in 2016 when he revealed in a vlog that he was suffering from depression.
“Maybe it was mild depression, maybe it was full blow. I don’t know how to gauge it. I wasn’t in a good place, so it was super hard to make videos when you’re in that state of mind. It was super hard to do anything.”
It seems Cody was able to leave this all behind him and get back in the game, which gave him the ability to pull of a stunt like this at the roulette table. It seems this poker veteran is not done playing games and who knows we will see him win again in the near future.
All in on red
Cody was not the first person to pull off a stunt like this. Ashley Revell, another UK gambler, made the stunning choice to sell all of his possessions including his house and clothes worth €86.066 He then put it all on red at a roulette table at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Revell got lucky just like Cody did. All this after making a bet some would consider insane.