Jake Cody Leaves PKR

UK poker pro, Jake Cody, who joined PKR.com online poker room as part of its professional team last year, has left the site after his sponsorship deal expired and was not renewed by the site.

“PKR’s one year association with Jake Cody has now come to its conclusion,” said the Media Manager for PKR, Dan Grant. “We are proud to have worked with Jake over the last year and wish him the best of luck for the future both at and away from the felt. He is a huge talent, a class act and a pleasure to deal with.”

The 24 year old Cody had an exceptional run in 2011 when he was snapped up by the 3D poker room. By the end of 2011, he had already pocketed nearly $1.4 million in winnings, nearly half of which came from his winning the World Series of Poker $25K Limit Hold ‘em Heads Up Championship.

2011 was also the year that Cody became the youngest ever Triple Crown winner, after bagging the GBP5K World Poker Tour London title, where he won GBP 273,783, as well as the GBP5K European Poker Tour Deauville, where he won GBP 857,000 the year before.

With such a great couple of years under his belt, Cody was careful to choose the right sponsorship deal and felt that he had found it with the award-winning PKR. At the time of signing, he commented: “I’ve been patient with sponsorship, waiting for the right deal to come along. It’s a great site to be involved with right now and I think I can help take it to the next level.”

Somehow, however, 2012 has been a poor one for Cody, who has only managed to win $55,000, which could explain why his sponsorship deal wasn’t renewed by PKR.com.

Nevertheless, Cody shouldn’t have a problem finding a good pro team to play in. He has over $3.1 million in total live tournament winnings and was named 2011 British Poker Awards Player of the Year (2011).

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