WSOP final table – James Akenhead

Although the professionel English poker player James Akenhead will be starting the final table with the shortest stack, one can be sure he is not going to rail easily. Being born in 1983 he is one of the youngest players at the final table, but still has more experience than some of the older players.

An experienced player

Being from the internet generation of poker players he has played his fair share of hands online and even has quite a lot of live poker experience as well. His biggest result came at the 2008 World Series of Poker, where he finished second in Event 2, a $1.500 No Limit Texas hold’em tournament. James earned $520.219 for second, which is his biggest payday so far in live tournaments.

By making the final table James Akenhead will of cause be looking forward too an even bigger payday now, as he is secured at least $1.263.000. But making the final table also brought a sponsor deal to Akenhead by Full Tilt Poker, where he now plays under his own name “James Akenhead”.

$109.687 WPT cash

As warm up for WSOP final table James Akenhead played the £ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em – World Championship Event at WSOPE in his hometown London, where he finished in 9th place earning $109.687. As only one out of tree to make final tables in both main events this surely most have boosted his confidence before the big one and he most be keen on making it beyond the 9th place this time.

The biggest problem for the young English player is of cause his low chip count. Starting with only 6,800,000 he will need double though quite fast, but with some luck he will surely have a shoot at the title.


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