Lee Jones (author)

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This article is about the poker author. For other people named Lee Jones, see Lee Jones (disambiguation).

Lee Jones is an online poker executive and the author of Winning Low-Limit Hold 'em.[1] He also contributes a monthly column to Bluff Magazine.[2]

Jones earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Duke University in North Carolina in 1978, and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1983.

From October 2003 to April 2007, Jones worked as the cardroom manager of the PokerStars online poker cardroom.[3] As the poker room manager, Jones decided which poker tournaments and games to offer the players. In April 2007, Jones retired as the poker room manager of PokerStars and began work with the European Poker Tour.[4] Jones said that he was making the change "to expand [his] horizons and stretch some new muscles." Jones organized, hosted, and provided television commentary for EPT events, while also still serving as a consultant for PokerStars.[5]

In April 2008 Jones announced he was leaving EPT to become COO of CardRunners, a poker instructional website.[6] He left Cardrunners in 2009.

In May 2009 Jones signed on with the Cake Poker Network's flagship member Cake Poker as the Card Room Manager.[7] He was also acting as a player advocate at Cake Poker.[8] He resigned from Cake Poker in December 2010 citing "strategic decisions with which I'm not comfortable" [9]

In 2012, Jones returned to work with PokerStars when they acquired FullTiltPoker.

In 2006 Jones and a former math lecturer named James Kittock (now at Google) developed a system for playing heads-up that they called the Sit and Go Endgame System (SAGE). This drew a mention in the New York Times poker column.[10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Schechter, Bruce. "Poker Book Reviews: Winning Low Limit Hold'em". Poker Pages. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Bluff Magazine". Bluff Magazine. 2008. 
  3. ^ Ian Urbina (19 March 2004). "Hold 'Em and Hide 'Em; The Profits and Problems With Online Poker". New York Times. 
  4. ^ Lee Jones Stepping Down from Position at PokerStars
  5. ^ Green, Shawn Patrick (26 March 2007). "Update: Lee Jones writes about departure". Card Player Magazine. 
  6. ^ Pokernews.com: Lee Jones Named New CardRunners Chief Operating Officer
  7. ^ Pokernewsdaily.com: Lee Jones Signs with Cake poker
  8. ^ Pokernews.com: Lee Jones Discusses the Future of Cake Poker
  9. ^ Pokernewsdaily.com: Lee Jones Resigns from Cake Poker
  10. ^ James McManus (28 January 2006). "Pump it or dump it? Ask the system". New York Times. 

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