Infiniti Poker Parts Ways With Clown Prince of Poker Gavin Smith

Infiniti Poker Parts Ways With Clown Prince of Poker Gavin SmithBack in mid-2013, the Infiniti Poker website announced that Canadian poker player Gavin Smith was to be its first professional poker ambassador. That was in spite of the fact that the bitcoin based online poker room was still in its infancy and hadn’t officially launched.
A few months after having launched, however, and a constant stream of tweets from Smith inviting players to join him at Infiniti Poker’s virtual tables, later, and the so-called “Clown Prince of Poker” has mysteriously parted ways with his sponsored site. As a recent tweet from Smith, explains:
“I’ve ended my sponsorship deal with @infinitipoker to pursue other opportunities.”
Over his career, the 45 year-old pro has notched up an impressive $6,211,629 playing live tournaments, with his list of accolades including winning the 2005 WPT $10k Mirage Poker Showdown for $1,128,278, and in 2010 winning a WSOP bracelet at the $2,500 Limit/No-Limit Hold’em event for $268,238.
Gavin Smith had obviously been putting in the hours working for Infiniti Poker since being signed, so it is  not at all clear why the arrangement has come so suddenly to an end, although there may be some indication in a statement released soon after by Infiniti Poker implying it may perhaps have decided to let Smith go. As the Infiniti Poker statement, read:
“Effective January 15, 2014 online poker company Infiniti Poker has terminated the contract of WSOP bracelet winner Gavin Smith as a sponsored pro for the site. We wish Mr. Smith well in his future endeavors.”
However, Gavin Smith was not the only poker pro parting ways with his sponsor this week, and Christian “Charder” Harder also announced he would no longer be representing Ivey Poker. Harder has won $2,846,171 from live tournaments since his first cash in 2007, of which $410,187 was earned in 2013. Nevertheless, it appears Harder was not at all enamored at his new home at Ivey Poker, and tweeted:
“For anyone cares (likely no one) I’m no longer part of Ivey Poker..Not going to get into details, but it didn’t work out and was my choice to leave.”
In spite of his departure, Ivey Poker continues to have a huge roster of pros consisting of 32 person players.

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