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 the first Main Event winner since Carlos Mortensen to win a second gold bracelet. He tweeted the following on the breakup, "If everyone is wondering what happened with PokerStars and myself, it's pretty simple. I asked for 100% rake back, they said no."
The other two pros who have parted ways with PokerStars since Amaya's takeover are Marcel "The Flying Dutchman" Luske and Alex Kravchenko. Luske is the most successful tournament player ever from the Netherlands with over 4.3 million in earnings. He's known for wearing suits, upside-down sunglasses and singing during poker tournaments.
Alex Kravchenko, from Russia, made a name for himself in the poker world when he cashed in six events at the 2007 WSOP, including a win of a $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo Split 8-or-Better event for $228,446 - which made him the first Russian citizen to win a gold bracelet.