Another poker pro has announced that he will be taking an extended break from the game. Adam Junglen has declared that he will leave his life as a poker player after a disappointing run at the 2012 World Series.
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Adam Junglen has announced that he will be retiring from professional poker following what he describes as a "disappointing" 2012 World Series of Poker.
Junglen announced his retirement on Sunday, saying that he wishes to find happiness again, after having focused exclusively on his poker playing career for the past six years.
Over his time as a pro, Junglen made close to $1 million in live tournament cashes, with a sixth place finish at the 2007 EPT Barcelona worth $268,622 being his best result to date.
During the 2012 World Series of Poker, Junglen played an extensive schedule of 20 events, making three minor cashes and not reaching any final tables.
"It's completely normal to be burnt out from the tourney grind after the World Series, but this year I've slowly noticed the enjoyment level just isn't quite as high as it used to be," Junglen writes on his blog
"My backer and friend for over 5 years now, Daniel Negreanu
, had noticed and we agreed it'd be in my best interest to take an extended break from poker. Basically just work on finding happiness, something I've unintentionally set aside for quite some time now," he adds.
Junglen's decision to retire comes just a few days after another well-known pro, Josh Arieh, also announced that he would quit the game.
Arieh cited difficulties in beating today's smarter players as the reason for his exit, but revealed that he would continue to play int the World Series every year.