Jake Cody is easily one of the brightest young superstars in the game today. At 23 years old, he's already earned a World Series of Poker gold bracelet, an EPT Main Event title and a WPT Main Event win. Those three victories have allowed him to earn poker's elusive Triple Crown.
Cody's WSOP bracelet win came earlier this year in Las Vegas. He won the $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Heads-Up Championship for a whopping $851,192 after defeating Yevgeniy Timoshenko in the final match. Even with such a massive first-place prize in that event, it's not anywhere close to the largest score of his career. In January 2010, Cody win the EPT Deauville Main Event here in France for €857,000. His other major win came at the 2010 WPT London for £273,783.
This event is Cody's fourth WSOP cash of the year, with his first three coming in Vegas. Outside of his big win, Cody cashed in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event and also in the $10,000 Main Event. His total lifetime earnings total well over $2.6 million.
At 27 years old, Dermot Blain holds over $800,000 in live tournament earnings coming into this final table. He'll enter third in chips and knows what it's like to taste victory.
Back in 2009, Blain won the APPT Macau Main Event for $541,100. He also cashed in two World Series of Poker events over his career; once in 2010 and once in 2011. Outside of his win in Macau, Blain's largest cash came in April 2010 when he placed 15th in the EPT San Remo Main Event for €35,000. Blain also has cashes in a couple WPT events.
Elio Fox will be the start-of-the-day chip leader at this final table. He's a 25-year-old professional poker player from New York, USA and previously attended Bard College in his home state.
When it comes to poker, Fox has tasted victory twice before on the live felt. Earlier this year in June, Fox won the $1,590 No-Limit Hold'em event at the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III in Las Vegas for $87,192. His continued his summer run-good when he went on to win the Bellagio Cup VII $10,000 Main Event a month later for a whopping $669,692. France has also been kind to Fox as he placed 31st in the WPT Grand Prix de Paris just last month. In total, Fox's live tournament earnings are nearly $800,000.
A 21-year-old professional poker player, Max Silver will enter the final table sixth in chips. He hails from London, England and holds nearly $370,000 in live tournament earnings coming into this final table, which is his largest cash earning to date. Prior to poker, Silver worked in marketing, but switching to the game has provided him with a lot of early success.
In September 2010, Silver won the UKIPT Dublin Main Event for €72,000. A month later, he won a £1,500 side event at the EPT London for £83,588. Outside of those finishes, Silver placed in the money in the WPT Grand Prix de Pairs and then went on to final table the same UKIPT Dublin Main Event in 2011 that he won the previous year.
This isn't Silver's first World Series of Poker final table. Earlier in this WSOP Europe, Silver final tabled the €3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout and placed fourth.