NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
Cody Claims Deauville Title
January 26, 2022

21-year-old Jake "neverbluff67" Cody, recently found himself the last player with chips at the European Poker Tour Deauville main event, assuring him a top prize worth EUR847,000 (about 1.2 million USD).

To earn that cash, a free seat into the EPT Grand Final, and the Deauville trophy, Cody had to outlast a very tough and experienced total field of 768 players, capped off with a troubling final table that held both past EPT champion in Mike "Timex" McDonald and past World Series of Poker Main Event champion, Peter Eastgate- though Eastgate unfortunately entered the final table as a fairly irrelevant short stack.

Cody on the other hand entered the final table in perfect stalking position, just behind the chip leader at the table Teodor Caraba, and eventually- like a skilled jockey drafting the lead horse- was able to surpass the Romanian after an intense two hour heads-up battle that ultimately left Caraba with a disappointing second place cash worth about 3/4 of a million dollars.

McDonald, for his part, did make a run for it and was even able to grab the lead at different points in the event, but in the end was unable to secure that elusive second major EPT win.  Eventually "Timex," was forced instead to settle for the third place cash, after losing a last massive pot to Caraba.

The final table finish positions for the PokerStars EPT Deauville main event were as follows:

1st.  Jake Cody- EUR847,000

2nd.  Teodor Caraba- EUR516,000

3rd.  Mike McDonald- EUR295,000

4th.  Craig Bergeron- EUR221,000

5th.  Claudiu Secara- EUR165,000

6th.  Stephane Albertini- EUR129,000

7th.  Michael Fratty- EUR92,000

8th.  Peter Eastgate- EUR70,000

For more information on the European Poker Tour Deauville visit www.europeanpokertour.com.


Story by Mark Anderson

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