Christmas just got even merrier this year for Benjamin "frenchsniperrr" Chalot as last night he dominated the 2019 MILLIONS Online at partypoker. He has won more than $2.25 million from his $10,300 buy-in.
The last day of partypoker 2019 MILLIONS Online had 27 players remaining, and each of them were already guaranteed at least $63,270 for their efforts. "JunglemanDan", recent winner of the partypoker MILLION and Big Game, was the first to fall that night.
Partypoker has appointed John Duthie as president of partypoker LIVE. Duthie has signed a five-year deal with partypoker, who is actually the founder and former CEO of the European Poker Tour (EPT).
In a press release, Duthie said, "I have been impressed with the progress of partypoker and in particular the number of trusted, experienced and well respected individuals and organizations who have chosen to put their support behind the partypoker brand. I believe there is a gap in the market for an operator whose primary focus is poker and who will listen to and work with the poker community, as this was something that was absolutely key to the growth and success of the EPT."
On Wednesday, John Duthie announced in a forum that he has resigned as CEO of the European Poker Tour. Duthie, who didn't renew his contract with PokerStars when it ended on Dec. 31, founded the European Poker Tour in 2004 and has made it the richest and most prestigious poker tournament in Europe. Below you can read John Duthie's forum post:
"It is time to move on and to leave the EPT in the capable hands of the existing management team," Duthie said. "It has been a fascinating and challenging seven years and I have watched the EPT grow phenomenally in that time, thanks to the support of the players and the professionalism of a great team on the ground."
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 JP Kelly left Team PokerStars Pro. This leaves only Liv Boeree, Victoria Coren and Jude Ainsworth representing Team UK and Ireland.