Poker Pro Cole South Quits CardRunnersApril 29, 2010 7:29 am
Part-owner of CardRunners and poker pro Cole South, has announced he will be leaving the instructional site at the end of April in order to more fully concentrate on playing poker and completing his degree.
The 22-year-old full-time Economics student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C said it was an “incredibly tough decision” to leave the site but he had now spread himself too thin and needed to free up more of his time.
The news will come as quite a disappointment to many CardRunners’ members, as South is not only one of the most popular instructors at the site and respected for his first class advice, videos and poker blog, but is also one of its highest profile players.
Cole South started playing poker in 2005 and since then has hardly been out of the news. Over that period, employing his hyper-loose aggressive style, South was able to build up a bankroll in excess of $5 million playing mostly at the mid-to-high-stakes No Limit Holdem levels.
Right from the beginning of 2010, South was once again making the poker headlines and by mid-February had become the highest earning online cash player of the year with over $3 million in profit.
Since then, he has hit a bit of a downswing but is still up around $633,000 so far and is hoping that with more time on his hands he will be able to re-focus his efforts on sharpening further his poker instincts.
Keen to emphasise that his decision is a personal one and is in no way related to any disagreements with the poker instructional business, Cole South said:
“I am sure there are people who will ask questions or speculate about my departure from Cardrunners. I want to make it clear that I have loved my experience here. My favorite part about being here has been the people and the community. I’ve been lucky to make great friends with Taylor, Andrew, and everyone else involved with the business. I have full confidence in their ability to run the company and they understand that this is a personal decision that is best for me.”