The mystery of where former Team PKR pro Sofia Lövgren is over. It’s 888poker! But not only did 888 drop a bomb by signing the lovely 24-year old Lövgren, they dropped the mic entirely by bringing another young female pro, the formidable Xuan Liu, on board at the same time. The pair of young poker pros will be all patched up and promoting 888poker for the foreseeable future.
Of course, 888poker is also shouting the news from the rooftops as well.
In addition, the blokes (that’s a UK term right?) over at PokerPlayer Magazine scored the first exclusive post-announcement interview with Sofia. It’s not a real in-depth interview or anything, but it’s a quick read. Here’s an excerpt:
Were there many online poker sites that wanted to sign with you?
Yes, I’ve been approached before but I really didn’t want to leave PKR. Now, after four years as a Team Pro I’m finally ready for a change and 888poker feels totally right for me.
How much will you be playing on the live circuit? What will your WSOP schedule be?
I will play EPT, WPT and WSOP this year. In Vegas I think I’ll play around 9 WSOP events including the Main Event. There are also four 888 Live events in different destinations and I really look forward to playing poker in Australia for the first time – the WSOP Melbourne in October will be fun!
This is a great fit for Xuan Liu as well, who has been patched up on isolated deals with 888poker in the past. Here she is this past February, representing the site at WPT Fallsview.
Of course, the new signings come on the heels of former “888poker ambassador Sam Holden announcing his “semi-retirement from poker.