Just about a month ago, PokerStars parted ways with Latin American players Humberto Brenes, Angel Guillen and Jose "Nacho" Barbero. Now, the world's largest poker site has cut ties with another three pros, including 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada, who has over 10 million in live tournament earnings.
Thanks to Cada's win of Event #32 at this summer's World Series Of Poker, he became [...] Read more » PokerStars Parts Ways With 2009 World Champion
Joined: May '08
Age: 38 (M)
that sounds like sound management imo, enough splashing cash on "pro's" like cada or luske when stars have a one of a kind chance to enter into a historic partnership with mega poker stars, untimate freeroll beast and play money maniac- pochui! all i ask is 100% rakeback on my play money action
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 43 (F)
I see pokerstars are choosing to cut poker professionals like Joe Cada who won the WSOP main event but are quite happy to pay for the likes of Rafa Nadal and Ronaldo to feature in their adverts. Obviously this works for attracting new players but once I start to play I really am not interested in poker advice from a tennis player or a footballer from quite a while ago but I would be interested in hearing Cada talking about winning the main event.
Joined: Jul '14
Age: 27 (M)
Could it be that players like Cada and Kravchenko add literally nothing to the site rather than having the odd session once a year? Players like Randy 'nanonoko' Lew and Issac 'Ike Haxton' Haxton who grind daily and contribute to the PSO community (maybe not Ike as much) earn their positon as a TPS pro, rather than just play 1 WCOOP tourney a year and wear the badge at live tourneys.
A LOT of TPS pro's do this too, which makes me wonder what PS gets out of having them identified as TPS pro.
Also, anyone know why Ike Haxton made the switch from FT to PS? Might have seen him grinding FT once recently, but hardly. Might be due to the fact the only HS games running on FT are 2-7 and 8 game..
Also, when would PS approach a player to join the pro team? I remember watching 200/400 with Kanu7 and 0Human0 (and a few other high stakes players i cant remember) back in 2010, and now Kanu7 is TPS pro, whilst the other HS grinders aren't.
Edited by tonespoker (25 September 2014 @ 14:15 GMT)
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 39 (M)
too bad for the latin comunity to lose 2 great players, specially the chramismatic Brenes, a legend for all us latin players. barbero is good but dont think he's 'ads material' for PS, imo. good luck to the all mighty shark, huuumbeertooo! lol
Joined: May '13
Age: 31 (M)
Well it is bound to happen sooner or later because everybody leaves so this is what happened and they are trying to move away from the people from the old staff to the people they want to hire now. Anyway they would still earn lots of money and also they may get other contracts and are winners so no worries here. Cheers anyway for the news, maybe one day you will see me at the top with the pros and be in the television lol