Just days after Chris Moneymaker along with five other pros announced departure from Team PokerStars, another long-time serving PokerStars Pro, Celina Lin, bid farewell to the company.
Lin joined PokerStars over a decade ago back in 2010.
Born in Shanghai China, Lin is considered to be one of the most successful poker players in Asia. In fact, she was the last PokerStars Pro to represent Team Asia. (Muskan Sethi is currently the only member of Team PokerStars India).
In 2009, Lin became the first female poker player to win the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event. Three years later she won that even again.
PokerStars has been working on a major new product feature, Tips from the Moneymaker, so the timing of Moneymakers exit is a bit peculiar—it remains to be seen if PokerStars will can the Tips with Moneymaker idea now.
At the same time Moneymaker announced he was leaving the company, French live player Kalidou Sow, Russian online pro Mikhail “innerpsy” Shalamov and a trio of streamers under the name OP Poker also ended their partnerships with the operator.
As perhaps the cherry on the top of its wildly successful summer hosting the first-ever World Series of Poker Online Series open to international players, GGPoker has officially set a new Guinness World Record for the largest prize pool for an online poker tournament.
Last week on the special edition of the Pokerfuse Podcast, our host Michael Gentile sat down with former Head of Corporate Communications and Global Poker Marketing for PokerStars, Eric Hollreiser, to discuss various topics covering everything from Black Friday to Supernova Elite, PSPC and what’s the future of online poker may look like, and much more!
PokerStars gave away 320 free entries to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) over the course of the previous year via Platinum Passes that after accomodations and spending money were valued at $30,000.