After just one year of working together, Jake Cody and online poker room PKR have decided to part ways. Cody was signed with the online poker room for just one year before the sponsorship came to an end. This means Cody is now without a sponsor and it will be interesting to see who will try to pick up the youngest Triple Crown winner.
It was November 2011 when Cody signed a sponsorship deal with PKR. Cody signed the deal just after he won his first WSOP bracelet, which gave him the Triple Crown. According to a report by Poker News, Cody spoke highly of PKR at the time of his signing by stating:
“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.”
PokerNews Ireland and UK spoke with PKR’s Media Manager, Dan Grant, on the subject of Cody and Grant had this to say: “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.”
Cody has yet to comment on the end of his sponsorship and with his leaving the Team PKR Pro is now down two players this year. In March of this year James Sudworth quit the team when he decided he wanted to travel the world. Cody is now free to sign with any online poker site of his choosing and it will be interesting to see where the young pro decides to go!