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November 17, 2011 08:33 ET

Triple Crown Star Jake Cody Signs for PKR

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2011) - Next-generation online poker room PKR.com has today unveiled triple crown winning superstar Jake Cody as the latest addition to its team of sponsored players.

With over $3m in lifetime earnings, the 22-year-old Cody is already one of the most accomplished poker players in the world. He is the youngest of poker's four triple crown winners, having added a World Series of Poker bracelet to his EPT and WPT titles. Even more remarkable was the speed in which he won his triple crown which was completed in an unprecedented 520 days.

Cody famously deposited just $10 online when he first discovered poker and has subsequently turned his initial investment into a fortune. After winning four major live titles and countless other online tournaments, Cody finds himself in the vanguard of European poker having proved himself at the highest levels of the game.

"I'm very excited about joining Team PKR Pro" said Cody. "I've been patient with sponsorship, waiting for the right deal to come along. When I spoke to PKR I was really impressed with the whole setup and the ideas that they have going forward, and I knew straight away I wanted to be part of it! It's a great site to be involved with right now and I think I can help take it to the next level."

In addition to representing PKR in the biggest poker tournaments across the world, Cody will provide content for PKR's growing media offering and contribute to the renowned PKR Community. The young British star will also encounter PKR's players for the first time at the virtual felt on Sunday night when he takes his seat as a bounty in two Bounty Day tournaments.

Marketing Director Simon Prodger commented, "We're delighted to welcome Jake to the Team. He is the future of poker, a perfect example of the new breed of players who are taking the game to new heights. We're really excited that PKR's players will have the opportunity to interact with Jake and benefit from his insight and experience."

Cody becomes the seventh member of Team PKR Pro and joins a group of young stars who have risen through the ranks of PKR's player community to win APPT, WSOP and EPT titles. His new colleagues include EPT champion Vladimir 'Beyne' Geshkenbein, Sofia 'welllbet' Lovgren, Marc 'Waswini' Bariller, Sascha 'locodice' Walter, James 'james666' Sudworth and WSOP Europe bracelet holder Scott 'PKR_Scott' Shelley.

For more information on the new Team PKR pro Jake Cody please visit:
http://www.pkr.com/en/community/pkr-pro/jakecody.

Interview requests

We would like to invite interested members of the press to an interview with Jake Cody on Tuesday, November 22 in London where there is the chance to meet him face-to-face for a question and answer session (exclusive interview per magazine).

For all international journalists we there is the possibility of a skype or phone interview with Jake Cody on November 22 or 23. Therefore please see the interview accreditation form.

About PKR.com

PKR.com is a revolutionary new concept in online poker that has changed the way the game is played. Featuring stunning real-time 3D graphics and a uniquely engaging and immersive gaming system, PKR.com brings an unparalleled and previously unseen level of realism to online poker. Developed by some of the brightest stars in the video games and poker industries, PKR.com continues to be the most innovative poker room in the world.

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