Alex "yahtzem" Jacob wins $655,000 at Foxwoods

The first time I had any discussion of length with Alex Jacob, we were sitting in a hotel lobby in Vienna during a stop on the European Poker Tour. I was working on a blog post while he and his girlfriend decided which movie they were going to see. Despite being insanely smart and an Ivy League guy, Jacob had neglected to bring a power adapter for his computer. I had an extra adapter in my bag and offered it to him.

I would see Jacob a few times later, the last of which was at the 2006 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. I'd like to say I'd forgotten about the power adapter (it cost all of $1). However, since I meet a lot of people in this job, I often use my first memory of them to help me remember names and faces. Jacob, for better or worse, became "Power Adapter Guy" in my head.

Alex "yahtzem" Jacob

Well, go figure. Power Adapter Guy guy can now buy more than half a million power adapters of his own. Alex Jacob just won more than $655,000 at the Foxwoods Poker Classic. He battled through a field of 431 players and took second place.

Since Jacob is a regular at PokerStars, frequent PokerStars players will likely recognize Jacob's screen name "yahtzem." I suspect you'll also start seeing a lot more of him on the live poker circuit pretty soon.

You know what I say?

More power to him.

Congrats, Alex.

Brad Willis
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