Annie Duke Leaves UB
I was awakened earlier today by a text message from @merchdawg stating the following:
"Annie leaving UB."
I then logged onto twitter and saw the tweet from Annie herself saying that she was leaving UB and that she had posted a new blog.Â I logged on and the first line said it all:
"Itâs bittersweet, but Iâve decided to leave UB."
Annie Duke leaves UB to "explore and pursue other business opportunities on a full-time basis."Â What does this mean?Â Likely, it means what it says.Â Annie is pretty straight forward in telling what she thinks and what her goals are.
If one were to speculate, I would not be surprised to see her end up with her brother over on Full Tilt Poker.Â Right now, Full Tilt and PokerStars are the safe bets for poker pros wanting sponsorship.Â Then again, Duke may pursue other non-poker related ventures exclusively.Â The sky is the limit for Annie and wherever she lands, I am sure she will be successful.
Annie did not speak bad of UB upon leaving, leaving some to wonder whether she is just playing politics or perhaps she really did leave for no other reason than she wanted a change.Â With the recent rumors about Phil Hellmuth leaving the site, this does not bode well should Hellmuth decide to leave.Â Should UB's other main celebrity pro take off, one has to wonder who else will decide to jump ship.
What do you think?