Sam Holden To Take A Break From Pro Poker
Sam Holden, renowned for bursting into the professional poker world by making the final table of the 2011 WSOP Main Event and grabbing 9th place with a payout of over $780,000, announced that he is now stepping out the professional poker world.
Shortly after his 2011 WSOP Main Event debut, Holden clinched an endorsement deal with 888 Poker followed by an invite to play in the 2011 Coral Late Night Poker event where he took first place and a paycheck of $150,000.
In 2012, Holden finished 55th in the WSOP Main Event and bagged himself another cool $128,000.
Holden made the announcement on his 888 Poker blog and admitted that he has lost the drive to play poker, especially in live tournaments and would prefer to continue playing as a hobby. Holden went on to say that he wants some new challenges and to finish his Philosophy degree.
Holden expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to travel the globe, visit fancy restaurants, clubs and hotels. He went on to say that the most important thing to him is his family and friends and that he doesn’t really care much for where they go so long as the company is good and that a cheap pub will do just fine!