Jake Cody PKR Sponsorship Deal Ends

Jake Cody PKR Sponsorship Deal EndsA year after UK pro Jake Cody joined PKR, the 24-year-old’s sponsorship deal has expired and was not renewed by the online poker room. Following the news of his departure, PKR’s Media Manager, Dan Grant, commented:
“PKR’s one year association with Jake Cody has now come to its conclusion. 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.”
At the time of his original signing to the award winning 3D poker room, Cody was enjoying an incredibly successful 2011. His live winnings by the end of the year totaled $1,381,392, including victory at the WSOP $25k Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Championship for $851,192. This completed a hugely impressive Triple Crown for Cody, who then became its youngest ever winner, having the year before taken down the €5k EPT Deauville for €857,000 ($1,213,194) and the £5k WPT London for £273,783 ($425,492).
After getting snapped up by PKR at the time, Cody 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.”
Jake Cody can now boast $3,156,032 in live tournament earnings since 2009, and was named the 2011 British Poker Awards “Player of the Year,” as well as “Best Tournament Player.” This year, however, has been a more muted affair for the UK pro who has cashed in just four tournaments for $54,988.
As a free agent, Cody is now free to pursue a sponsorship deal with other online poker sites. Following his departure, PKR’s roster of pros now consists of Sofia Lovgren, Vladimir Geshkenbein, Scott Shelley and Marc Barriler.

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