Duhamel, who emerged victorious at the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, has left PokerStars. The representatives of the popular poker platform remained tight-lipped when asked about the reason of his departure, however. But the reps confirmed that Duhamel’s contract was indeed terminated and no work collaboration will happen in the future.
If there is any hint that the separation would happen, it was given during the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown where it was noticed that the Canadian player did not wear the t-shirt with PokerStars’ logo on it. Adding fuel to the fire was the removal of his name from the website section where members of the Team PokerStars Pro are introduced.
In his four-year stint with PokerStars, the 27 year old poker pro had achieved major accomplishments. These included successfully adding almost $13 million to his bank account, which incidentally ensured him a runner-up position in the list of Canadian players who managed to earn considerable amounts through taking part in live poker tournaments; being awarded with a 2010 WSOP Main Event bracelet; and winning the 2011 European Poker Tour Deauville High Roller among others.
He also published a book in collaboration with PokerStars, titled “Final Table: A Winning Poker Approach from an WSOP Champion” – which managed to gain popularity with his fans.
Duhamel is not the first player to leave the team. Other poker stars who cut ties with the platform include Angel Guillen, Dario Minieri, Alex Kravchenko, and Marcel Luske.