Alex Jacob has gone from dominating the poker world to dominating the game show world.
Also, an Oregon mom recently took down three consecutive open-field poker tournaments.
Former Poker Pro Alex Jacob Now 4-Time Champion on Jeopardy!
Former poker pro Alex Jacob has added another title to his long list of accomplishments, Jeopardy! Champion.
As of Wednesday, April 15 Jacob is now a 4-time champion on the popular TV show and earned over $100,000 in prize money.
Three times Jacob had such a substantial lead that he didn’t need to wager anything in Final Jeopardy. The first game he got the answer wrong during the final round and the second game he used the time to say hi to his girlfriend and family.
The third he bet $10,000 and got the question wrong but still had the win in the bag. On last night’s episode he needed to get the question right to win.
Jacob is now a currency trader in Chicago, Ill and technically no longer plays poker professionally. He has over $2.6 million in career poker earnings.
Jacob is mostly known for his victory in the 2006 United States Poker Championship and his win in the 2007 Ultimate Poker Challenge in Las Vegas. His last pro cash was at the 2012 World Series of Poker.
Angela Jordison Wins Three Straight Poker Tournaments
It’s rare to hear a poker player win back-to-back tournaments due to the insane number of circumstances that have to come together for a player to win one event.
So when word arose that someone had won three straight poker tournaments over the weekend, the poker world took notice.
Angela Jordison took down the first three events of the 2015 Spring Poker Round Up at Wildhorse Resort & Casino over the weekend.
She first took down Event #1, a $125 NL Event for $10,828. The next day, she beat 448 players to take down a $225 NL Event for $18,348.
On Sunday, Jordison came out on top in the NL Hold’em Shootout Event and won an additional $8,731. This gave her $37,907 in earnings over three days.
These events were her first three live poker victories of her career. Her largest score prior to this weekend was a runner-up finish in a $200 NL Event during the same series in 2009 that earned her $14,534.
Jordison plans to use the proceeds of her wins to help support her two kids who will be starting college in the fall.
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