Infiniti Poker and sponsored pro Gavin Smith have ended their alliance, with both parties releasing statements confirming the split.
A press release issued by Infiniti indicated that the poker room “has terminated the contract of WSOP bracelet winner Gavin Smith as a sponsored pro for the site.” Smith took to Twitter to announce that he will no longer be affiliated with Infiniti and tweeted, “I’ve ended my sponsorship deal with @infinitipoker to pursue other opportunities.”
Infiniti Poker is currently in soft launch mode, having endured numerous delays over a couple years to bring a Bitcoin-friendly poker offering online. The poker room further promised “to make changes as necessary to provide a first-class online poker experience and destination upon full launch in the first quarter of 2014.”
Smith won a WSOP gold bracelet in 2010 in $2,500 Limit/No-Limit Hold’em, earning a payday of $268,238. He also just missed another in 2007, finishing runner-up to Michael Spegal in $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em. That effort was worth $155,446, the Hendon Mob database confirmed.
Smith has been cashing in live events since 1998 and enjoyed his biggest score in 2005 when he outplayed the entire field in the World Poker Tour $10,000 + $200 No-Limit Hold’em Championship for $1,128,278. His biggest cash last year was for more than $34,000 in a $5,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo event at the WSOP when he finished in 7th place.