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Old 03-14-2019, 11:27 AM   #1
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Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

If you go to his site here: https://leejones.com/about , first question:

Q: Are you the PokerStars Lee Jones?

A: I was, but now I'm just Lee Jones.

I wonder why no announcement of this separation was made and what the reasons were for him to finally split with the company he shilled for for so long.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:54 AM   #2
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

It was a communication error.
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:10 PM   #3
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It was a communication error.
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:11 PM   #4
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It's a joke going back to the Super nova elite scandal with Pstars where they said all the elites getting screwed over was just a communication error. Perfect 1st post for this thread.
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:19 PM   #5
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

Squealer finally got his comeuppance
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:51 PM   #6
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

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It was a communication error.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:03 PM   #7
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

Wonder what the reaction will be ITT if he turns up at Party Poker...
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:07 PM   #8
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

Probably unrelated but Amaya stock has been freefalling for almost a year now too. The cutbacks and layoffs may continue
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:26 PM   #9
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Wonder what the reaction will be ITT if he turns up at Party Poker...
I sincerely doubt they want anything to do with this leech, but we'll see.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:31 PM   #10
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

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If you go to his site here: https://leejones.com/about , first question:

Q: Are you the PokerStars Lee Jones?

A: I was, but now I'm just Lee Jones.

I wonder why no announcement of this separation was made and what the reasons were for him to finally split with the company he shilled for for so long.
Probably got tired of the weather on the Isle of Man.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:49 PM   #11
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

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Probably unrelated but Amaya stock has been freefalling for almost a year now too. The cutbacks and layoffs may continue
not an expert, but it's falling since June and after it was rising several weeks b/c of the sky bet announcement. and before that, there were a lot of speculations (incl. william hill merger) which also pushed the price in the other direction ... potential cutbacks are most likely related to the debts (can't recall, but i think it's $5bn atm)
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:51 PM   #12
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

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It was a communication error.
let it go bro, its been a few years now
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:19 PM   #13
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

Generally speaking, public announcements are not made when a regular employee leaves a company. I'm sure an internal announcement was made and a private party/leaving-do was organized, but why would the general public need to know about this?
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:34 PM   #14
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

It wouldn't surprise me if he retired. If I was guessing he's in his early 60s?
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:39 PM   #15
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

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Probably unrelated but Amaya stock has been freefalling for almost a year now too. The cutbacks and layoffs may continue
LOL I just looked at their 6 year graph, kinda reminds me of ole pizza face's graph. Hell of a downswing.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:42 PM   #16
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Generally speaking, public announcements are not made when a regular employee leaves a company. I'm sure an internal announcement was made and a private party/leaving-do was organized, but why would the general public need to know about this?
I think he was with Stars longer than anyone else as far as high profile people. He was probably their most known employee that wasn't a pro poker player.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:14 PM   #17
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

Hasn't it been years since he was involved with Stars? I remember back in the golden age of pre-uigea he was the face of the site, then they started signing big names like Dnegs and he went away at some point after that.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:27 PM   #18
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He went back to them, last I remembered he left but from googling him there is an article with him about a new game variant for Stars from February of last year.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:30 PM   #19
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

I doubt he's going to retire because I think he truly loves the game and will want to stay apart of it.
I don't give him grief for his comments a few years back with the SNE topic. The hard facts are if he didn't say that a few years back it would have been someone else saying the same thing and he would have been let go and this forum would have forgotten their outrage within a week.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:04 PM   #20
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

I'm guessing he was let go; he didn't quit. Maybe that's why there was no announcement.

Back before the poker boom he wrote a book on limit holdem. That was the game we were all playing before the anti-social hoodie wearing, tanking, NL Holdem players took over the poker rooms and turned them into mausoleums. Even though he became a bit slimy when he went to Pokerstars, I'll always remember him first and foremost for his excellent book for limit holdem beginners.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:59 PM   #21
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:18 PM   #22
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Lee deserves some OG credit.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:19 AM   #23
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

Lee always looked out for the little guy, sparing them from complex math equations and the burden of having to know how much rake they're paying.

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Old 03-15-2019, 01:14 AM   #24
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Re: Lee Jones apparently leaves PokerStars after so many years, no announcement made

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Old 03-15-2019, 03:14 AM   #25
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"After many wonderful years at PokerStars, I’m happy to report that I am no longer working for the Man. No surprise, my love affair with poker is raging. I’m playing, writing, and coaching, every chance I get. I am excited to see what comes next in this adventure."

It's right there in the About Me section.
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