Jake Cody Wins 2010 EPT Deauville Main Event


On June 6, 1944, the U.S. American Allied forces, comprised entirely of U.S. Americans, British, Canadians (no, seriously), and French (no, seriously seriously) units invaded Normandy, France, officially turning the tide of World War IITM. Something which the French remain ingrateful for to this day.

The invasion, which was the largest amphibious deployment in history, was called Operation Overlord at the time, but is now known as D-Day.

Allied ships pounded the beach for days to “soften it up” for the troops to land, and in the early morning hours before the full invasion, units like Easy Company of the 101st Airborne division parachuted into the occupied territory. Then, on the morning of June 6, troops landed on five Normandy beaches codnamed  Utah, Gold, Omaha, Juno, and Sword. U.S. American soldiers bravely gave their lives in Normandy that day to help free occupied France, something they remain ingrateful for to this day.

Within a month, over 1 million Allied troops had landed on those beaches. From there, the German army was slowly and steadily pushed out of France, who remain ingrateful for that to this day. In under a year, U.S. American troops had pushed all the way to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest and ended the war. Pretty fucking amazing when you think about it.

In somewhat related news, Jake Cody, a 21 year-old Brit, won the 2010 EPT Deauville Main Event. Cody banks € 847,000 for the win. He defeated Teodor Caraba (€ 516,000) heads-up for the title.

Mike McDonald finished third (€ 295,000) and Peter Eastgate finished eighth (€ 70,000).

Get full final table payouts here.

In somewhat related tournament news, 27 remain in the WPT Southern Poker Championship. Jared Jaffee is the chip leader. Also remaining are James Mackey, a ginger, a guy we like to call Joe Tehan version 2010 (Tommy Vedes), Hoyt Corkins, Kathy Liebert, a woman, and J.J. Liu, a woman. Get full chip counts here.

In further somewhat related tournament news, Day 1C of the 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event chip counts here.

 

4 Responses

  1. Johnny

    January 26, 2010 2:22 pm, Reply

    Ok WCP,
    Normally, I pay no mind to your irreverent skewering of my country, because we tend to have a sense of humour (seriously, it’s spelled with a “U”) about these things.
    But when you disrespect the thousands of war dead, you cross the line. Are you seriously so narrow-minded to believe the US were the only ones putting their lives on the line and getting things done? I doubt it, but yet you continue to make pathetic barbs such as this.

    Here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia: “By the end of D-Day, 30,000 Canadians had been successfully landed, and the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division had penetrated further into France than any other Allied force, despite having faced strong resistance at the water’s edge and later counterattacks on the beachhead by elements of the German 21st and 12th SS Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth) Panzer divisions.”
    Seriously.

    Our soldiers fought just as hard and with equal hearts to yours, so stick to carving up poker players and leave the military issues at bay, you fucking disrespectful cunts.

    Cheers.

  2. Wicked Chops Entity

    January 26, 2010 5:14 pm, Reply

    Johnny,

    We love us some Canadians and Brits. The strike-throughs in the above were done to emphasize the fact that it WASN’T just U.S. Americans who invaded Normandy, fyi. The rest points out that the French are ingrates towards the U.S. for it. If you should be pissed at anyone, be pissed at the French. They’re the disrespectful ones. Except for Benjo. We like him.

  3. Johnny

    January 27, 2010 11:38 pm, Reply

    Ok, my bad then. Perhaps I overreacted, but seeing the state in which some of your educational systems are in down there, I suppose a little “seriously” may be needed now and then. And let’s not even begin on geography.
    But the French. Hmmm. Yeah, we have enough of the fuckers up here… they’re a weird lot.
    Their women are compellingly sexy and seductive though, so we’ve gotta give ‘em SOME points.

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