Without a doubt, the likes of Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Erik Siedel, et al paved the way, and provided inspiration for the younger players to follow. One day, these guys will take over the mantle and create the next chapter in the history of poker. When they do, we are sure that Jake Cody will be at the very front of that group.
EricRamsey reported earlier that Cody had doubled his stack and we now know that he doubled up in a 270,000 pot against Vadim Ifergan. Ifergan held pocket tens and Cody held pocket aces in a pre flop all-in encounter. Talking about young guns and old warhorses, Johnny Chan is also working at the same table as Cody. Here is he is taking a few chips from the young pretender.
Cody raised from under the gun, Rifat Palevic called a few seats to his left and so did Chan in the small blind. The flop was and Chan checked to Cody who bet 4,500. Palevic folded his hand but Chan made the call. The turn was the and both players checked. The river was the and Chan put the decision onto Cody with a 13,000 bet and Cody folded his hand.