UK pro Jake Cody had a phenomenal breakthrough in 2011, among other things securing himself the elusive Triple Crown title with a victory in the prestigious $10,000 Heads Up Championship at the WSOP. Now, the talented young Brit looks back at his wonder year.
Jake Cody had the perhaps biggest breakthrough of all in 2011, among other things winning a WSOP bracelet in the prestigious $10,000 NLHE Heads Up Championship for $851,192.
The win also secured Cody the Triple Crown title following his first place finishes in the 2010 WPT London and the 2010 EPT Deauville, making him the youngest player ever to take home wins in all three major events.
Now, the young Brit looks back at his wonder year, saying that 2011 by far exceeded even his wildest imaginations.
"I've definitely far exceeded my expectations. I started a blog at the beginning of the year and looked back at it recently to see how many of my goals came true. I had a list of eight things that I wanted to complete for the year and it was obviously very optimistic, but I've actually managed to complete seven of them," Cody says in an interview with BlackBelt Poker.
Cody at the same time admits that especially the $10k Heads-Up event at the WSOP was a special moment, as it was that victory that would award him the Triple Crown title.
"I knew about it, but I didn't want to add too much emphasis, and put pressure on myself to complete it - I just wanted to do my best and then, obviously, the first tournament I played I won, and it was an amazing start. I was very lucky it happened and I was guaranteed a winning Series," he said.
"At the end of the day, all of us poker players
want to make money, and you can't put prestige above that, but I do massively want to break records and win more titles," he added.
Apart from winning the coveted WSOP bracelet, Cody also came within inches of securing another massive result at the €10,000 WSOPE Main Event.
Here, however, he had to settle for seventh place and €150,000, bringing his total cashes for the year to $1.38 million.
Read the full interview with the young British PKR pro here