Last Sunday, rumors that John Duthie, the man who created European Poker Tour and has $2,7 million in career tournament winnings, was no longer part of Team PokerStars Pro started circulating in different poker forums. It didn't take long before Duthie confirmed that he didn't sign a new contract after the last one expired in December 31, 2011. Duthie's departure comes just a few months after that[...] Read more » EPT founder leaves PokerStars
Joined: May '08
Age: 35 (M)
or maybe there was something fishy behind his decision, but don't expect to hear this from him. as always if there is something cooking up behind the scenes- only interested parties know the info, and the rest of dudes are just left on themselves, just remember full tilt- lot's of players left with a serious tilt- full tilt that is...
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 40 (M)
So, he just said what wasn’t the reason of not renewing contract, but he “forgot” to tell everybody what was the reason. Can this have something to be with his $2,7 million career tournament winnings? This looks a lot of money, but it would be possible that it would be expected a bigger value coming from him. Ben Lamb did $5 million in one year and it is now on the top, Duthie has only made hald in his entire career. It’s a matter of perspective…
Joined: Jan '12
Age: 29 (M)
I think he is leaving in a time that, although world is submersed in crisis, is a phase of big growth in poker, which means EPT can become bigger. I truly believe this. The game is each time more recognized as skill game, with lots of factors that can turn it into a pro game all around the world. I believe EPT will not suffer a bit with John Duthie’s abandon, he is the one who will miss it.
Joined: Mar '11
Age: 36 (M)
more a jumping off, probably have their reasons and feeding stuffs not renew the contract, on the plus side there will probably be a renewal in pro team players, the chance for everybody who is showing its full potential by there