The Daily SCOOP (5-10-11): Cody putting it in our face, Amke nabs second watch
It's a lot easier to give one's self a nickname like "donkey-fish-guts" or "dainty&fainty." There's not a lot to live up to. Jake Cody went the other direction and he's had to live up to it.
Cody seems bent on putting it all right in our face. First there's that whole screen name thing. There had to have been a point when he was picking out his PokerStars ID that he thought, "Well, I'm going to put it right in somebody's face eventually." Hence, Jake "in Y0UR F4CE" Cody.
So, what has Cody done? Well, he's won European Poker Tour and World Poker Tour main events. And, as of last night, he's put a SCOOP bracelet on his wrist. Cody won the $2,100 buy-in of Event #2. Dave Behr has the whole story in in Y0UR F4CE walks the walk, takes down Event 2-High.
Meanwhile, SCOOP picked up its first double watch-winner of the year. Two years ago, Amke won a 2-7 SCOOP watch. This year he took down a star-studded Badugi final table. Kristin Bihr has that story in Amke earns second SCOOP title in Event #4-High ($1,575 Badugi).
On a day that saw millions flying all over the Spring Championship of Online Poker tables, Cody took the biggest prize and got it in our face one more time. Though he may have been the biggest name to take down an early SCOOP event, there are stories all over the place. Here's what we've published in the past 24 hours.
Event #1: NLHE, 6-max
Event #2: NLHE
Event #4: Badugi
Event #5: NLHE Turbo Rebuy
We know, that's a lot to take in at once. To help boil it down, check out the brand new web show Inside SCOOP for in-depth analysis and interviews. Below you'll find a replay of last night's live show.
At this hour, Event #3's Day 2 events are underway. We're also looking at three more events for the day:
Would you believe there's still two more weeks to go?
In your face!