Cada and Luske Split with PokerStars
A few well-known poker pros have moved on from former sponsorships in the past week including one former World Champion.
2009 WSOP Main Event champ Joe Cada and The Flying Dutchman Marcel Luske couldn't come to new terms with PokerStars while 2013 November Niner JC Tran moved on from 888Poker.
PokerStars Split With Cada and Luske
In the latest group of sponsorship changes with the world's largest online poker site, PokerStars.com has apparently cut ties with 2009 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Cada.
The two-time bracelet winner been recently removed from the site's list of Team Pros. Cada confirmed the split over Twitter stating simply:
If everyone is wondering what happened with Poker Stars and myself it's pretty simple. I asked for 100percent rake back, they said no.
- Joe Cada (@cada99) September 24, 2014
Also moving on in the last month was the Netherlands all-time winningest player Marcel Luske. Luske has over $4.3 million in live tournament earnings and finished 10th in the 2004 WSOP Main Event.
Other pros recently removed from the site's list of full-time pros include Russia's Alex Kravchenko, Jose "Nacho" Barbero and Humberto Brenes.
J.C. Tran and 888Poker Part Ways
JC Tran was signed by 888Poker last year prior to the final table of the 2013 WSOP Main Event. That partnership lasted one year.
Tran made the announcement via Twitter last week.
"Want to announce that I am no longer a member of 888poker.Thank you for a fun journey over the past 12mos. GL to all of #team888."
Tran ultimately finished fifth in the Main Event for $2.1 million. He is a two-time bracelet winner, two-time WPT champion and has won over $11.74 million in his career.