PokerNews learned from close sources that Team PokerStars Pro and the Canadian poker professional Jonathan Duhamel will not be partnering in the future. The champion of 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event has parted ways with the PokerStars and not many details have come up about the breakup.
The poker room refused to divulge the contractual terms of Duhamel as well as the reasons for breaking, but it was confirmed by PokerStars that they are no more partners and the information was shared with PokerNews by a representative.
Earlier this month there were rumors of the Duhamel and PokerStars ending the sponsorship deal immediately after Jonathan showed up at World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown at Boucherville, Quebec and the 27 year old poker pro was not wearing the regular PokerStar patch as was normal. You also don’t find the name of Duhamel in the Team PokerStars members list that is published regularly at the website of the poker room.
Duhamel has been a member of the Team PokerStars Pro from January 2011, and presently he is figured in the all time money list of Canada at the second spot. According to HendonMob, his live event earnings have been arrived at 12,786,360. Apart from the 2010 WSOP chief Event victory, Jonathan has a remarkable career results such as the 2011 European Poker Tour Deauville High Roller for €200,000 top place, 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller on second place with earnings of $634,550 and 2013 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship second spot with a prize money of $207,630.
In the first quarter of 2015, he has already amassed live tournament earning amounting over $170,000 which is largely owed to the first place he scored in the 2015 PCA $5,300 side event, and also cashes from EPT Malta Main Event and also the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.