Sky Poker signs Stuart Rutter

Birmingham, England native and poker pro Stuart Rutter will be joining Team Sky Poker after recently signing a deal with the company. As part of the deal, Rutter will join Julian Thew and Ryan “Scotty” Spittles in the announcer’s booth on Sky Poker TV, which can be viewed on the UK’s Sky channel 865.

The company is certainly getting a quality pro in Rutter because the Cambridge mathematics graduate is one of the best cash game players in England, and his $770,379 in live poker tournament winnings are an added bonus. Rutter’s biggest tourney cash came in a 2010 WSOP $5,000 holdem poker event where he placed third and earned $179,617.

In regards to his duties with Sky Poker TV, the head of the channel, Claire Cook, laid this out by saying, “Stuart is just one of a handful of successful British poker players who will now appear on your screens to bring you top poker tips and advice.” She continued by saying, “He’s one of the most charismatic players on the circuit, and I am sure viewers will enjoy Stuart’s regular appearances on the Sky Poker TV channel.”

The fact that Stuart Rutter will be dispensing tips on TV is no surprise because he writes poker strategy articles and is also involved in online poker coaching too. His addition to Sky Poker TV shows how dedicated the company is to improving their brand and drawing in more players.

Fellow analyst Julian Thew is certainly a part of this process too because he’s one of the most successful poker tournament players in UK history. The Nottingham native has $2,701,550 in live tourney winnings, which includes a 2007 EPT Baden title ($947,806), a 2008 GUPT Brighton win ($176,000) and a Deep Stack Extravaganza III side event title ($251,001). As for Ryan Spittles, he has $25,549 in live tournament cashes with all of this money coming in 2011.

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