NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
WPT London Concludes With Cody The Classic Champ
September 7, 2021
As Americans began celebrating their Labor Day weekends Saturday, across the pond the £5,300 buy-in, World Poker Tour London Poker Classic was wrapping up, with familiar yet young champion Jake Cody, claiming the main event title and a top prize worth £273,782- about $420,000 USD.

Cody, the 22-year-old 2010 European Poker Tour Deauville champion, secured the title after outlasting a total field of 171 players including a final table that held not only well known English pro Bruce “Elvis Senior” Atkinson, but also Kristofer Thorson, the 2009 Lido International Dutch Open champ.

Thorson, for this event, had qualified online through presenting sponsor PartyPoker.com, and therefore stood a good shot at earning an extra $500,000 if he was able to end up victorious at the final table.  Unfortunately for him, he was ultimately unable to do so, falling to Cody’s ceaseless aggression and busting to the slightly older pro in fourth place overall for £56,311.

The final table finish positions for the 2010 WPT London Poker Classic were as follows:

1st.  Jake Cody- £273,783

2nd.  Nichlas Mattsson- £176,979

3rd.  Bruce Atkinson- £93,316

4th.  Kristoffer Thorson- £56,311

5th.  Giovanni Safina- £42,322

6th.  Sandiep Khosa- £34,189

7th.  Fabian Quoss- £26,144

8th.  Gareth Teatum- £18,100

For more information on this and other stops on the World Poker Tour, visit the official WPT website (www.worldpokertour.com).
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