Jake Cody and PKR Go Their Separate Ways
Jake Cody and PKR have parted company after just one year together, leaving the worlds youngest Triple Crown winner without a sponsor once again.
Cody signed his first professional sponsorship with PKR back in November 2011, just months after winning his first World Series of Poker bracelet in the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up event; a win that completed his Triple Crown.
At the time of signing his contract Cody said, “I’m very excited about joining Team PKR Pro. I’ve been patient with sponsorship, waiting for the right deal to come along. When I spoke to PKR I was really impressed with the whole setup and the ideas that they have going forward, and I knew straight away I wanted to be part of it! It’s a great site to be involved with right now and I think I can help take it to the next level.” Despite the enthusiasm shown at the start of the deal, PKR has decided to end their association with Cody.
UK & Ireland PokerNews reached out to PKR and Dan Grant, their Media Manager replied, “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 time of writing there has been no official word from Cody abut his contract coming to an end.
Cody is the second Team PKR Pro to leave the site this year. Back in March James “james666” Sudworth quit his duties as a Team PKR Pro when he decided to travel the world, starting in Costa Rica and he is now in Thailand. Cody and Sudworth’s departures leave four Team PKR Pros on the roster, Vladimir “Beyne” Geshkenbein, Sofia "welllbet” Lövgren, Scott Shelley and Marc “Waswini” Bariller.
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