Dusty Schmidt Leaves 'Stoxpoker/CardRunners' To Join 'DragTheBar.com'

Poker pro and instructor Dusty “Leatherass” Schmidt recently announced he was leaving his position as a teacher at Stoxpoker/CardRunners, citing “irreconcilable differences” for his departure from the site.
Instead of expanding on the details of his resignation, Schmidt preferred to pay tribute to his fan base, and said: “I want to thank everyone who watched my videos and followed my blogs over the past three years here at Stoxpoker.com. It was you guys who kept me going during some of these difficult times with Stoxpoker/Cardrunners.”
Schmidt began his time at poker training site ‘Stoxpoker,’ as a forum member trying to improve his own level of play, but eventually worked his way up to instructor and co-owner of the site. The site further expanded its business operation in September 2008, when it decided to merge with CardRunners.
Having now left Stoxpoker, Schmidt has announced he will be joining the team of poker instructors at DragTheBar.com, and commenting on his move said: “I couldn’t be more excited about coming to DragTheBar.com. I was feeling as though I was getting away from my teaching roots a little bit and this allows me to do what I love and do best. The relationship just feels really, really good. They support my interests, and in turn I’m looking forward to watching this site become the finest in the world in very short order. I can’t wait to get involved with their members and watch them improve as poker players.”
Schmidt was originally a talented amateur golfer, who turned to playing poker five years ago, after suffering a heart attack. He has since won over $3 million from his poker endeavours, and now can be found playing as many as 20 tables around the $25/$50 No Limit levels.
DragTheBar CEO Hunter Bick was delighted to welcome his new coach on board, and commented: “Dusty is one of the top mid-to-high-stakes players in the world, period. He’s played so many hands at such a high win rate that his depth is simply unmatched. But as good a player as he is, he’s an even better instructor. It’s unusual to find someone who can do both. We don’t want our site to just have good poker players as coaches – they must be well spoken and great teachers too. Dusty embodies those qualities better than anyone.”

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