When reading a tough table draw, people mostly feel excitement for potential clashes or perhaps a little bad for the pros. But how do you think the less experienced players feel having to deal with a murderers row of Charlie Carrel, Martin Jacobson and Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody.
Carrel, in Seat 1, had a breakout performance on the EPT last year when he took down the €25,000 High Roller for €1.1 million, and last February in Dublin he took down the €10,000 High Roller for €164,500 and finished third in the €25,000 High Roller for €234,100.
Jacobson, in Seat 2, needs no introduction, as he won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2014 for a cool $10 million. On top of that Jacobson has two runner-up finishes in EPT events (EPT Vilamoura and EPT Deauville Season 7), and a third and a fourth as well.
The only EPT winner of this bunch is Cody, who took down EPT Deauville in Season 6 for €857,00, which was only his third career live tournament result. Cody quickly added a World Poker Tour title to it as well, taking down the event in London for £273,783 in 2010. Cody completed the Triple Crown in 2011 when he won the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship at the WSOP for $851,192.