What’s that? You’ve never heard of the, now former, Team PKR superstar Sofia Lovgren? Well, here’s what you need to know – she’d been signed by Team PKR at early age of twenty and gave them some of the best (4) years of her life. Now though, still with some good poker years left, the 24 year old has been presented with a new opportunity that finds her embarking on her “next big adventure.”
Here’s a little of what she posted on her Facebook page:
After four amazing years as a Team PKR Pro I’m today leaving the team.
It is now six years since I started from the lowest levels building a bankroll on PKR. After grinding millions of hands and just turning 20 I was given the responsibility to be the first female Team Pro. I was from day 1 very well treated by this unique and friendly community. So many people have tried to encourage me and made my poker life enjoyable.
PKR has been like my second family and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with so many genuine and nice people and to represent this unique poker site and community.
So what’s next for Sofia? Well, whatever it is…the world will know pretty soon as it looks like it was an “opportunity”, not a change of heart, that pulled her away or so says PKR forum mod PKR Danski.
After four fantastic, memorable years, Sofia leaves Team PKR Pro today to begin the next chapter of her poker story. She has been offered an opportunity which any of us would find hard to decline, though it was nevertheless a very difficult decision for her. It is of course a great shame to see her go, but equally we are glad that we have been able to watch and help her grow into the complete ‘poker pro’ package you see today. Of the more than 20 Team Pros we have been associated with, Sofia has had the greatest impact on our own players, and outside PKR’s walls. Her poker ability and more importantly her loyalty, professionalism, determination and work ethic are the reasons she has done so well, and why new doors have opened for her. We wish her the best of luck for the next step of her journey and we will always root for her (unless she is up against one of ours!).
Of course it would be hard not to imaging that the opportunity might still be in poker and speculation is abound that she may be headed to the deep pockets and higher profile of either PokerStars or Full Tilt Poker.
In anticipation of Lovgren’s departure though, Team PKR filled that spot with a new signing. Meet Eleanor ‘Elz442’ Gudger, the latest addition to the team. According to PKR Gudger is the most successful female MTTer on their site with roughly $225k in cashes.