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Poker Player Alex Jacob wins Jeopardy

2015-04-12 04:06 by Olsdog

Alex Jacob, who has over $2.6 million in poker winnings, is now experiencing success outside of poker through the game show Jeopardy.

Jacob recently won an episode on the strength of betting his entire $8,600 total on a Daily Double, then answering it correctly. With the win, he now gets to defend his title on another episode of Jeopardy.

Regarding his poker career, Jacob took second in the 2006 WPT Foxwoods Poker Classic ($655,507), then, in the same year, won the United States Poker Championship ($878,500). He's also final tabled a couple of WSOP tournaments and, in 2008, cashed in eight different WSOP events.

Below, you can see Jacob introduce himself for the upcoming week of Jeopardy (midway through clip):


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