(born October 27, 1984 in Houston
) is an American professional poker
Among his biggest poker accomplishments are winning the Peter A. Fabrizio Memorial Poker Classic in 2003 and finishing runner-up at the 2006 World Poker Tour
(WPT) tournament in Foxwoods Resort Casino
on April 9 2006, winning $655,507. Jacob secured his biggest paycheck to date by winning the 2006 U.S. Poker Championship
with a first-place prize of $878,500. Jacob has 4 WSOP
Final Tables, including a 3rd in Event 3
in No-Limit hold'em
at the 2007 World Series of Poker
He graduated in May 2006 from Yale University
with a degree in Economics
. His talent was spotted there as early as 2004 by James McManus
, when he sat down to play at Yale one night and mentioned Alex in an article about the experience months later.
As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,500,000. He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada and continues to play professionally.