Woah. This week is not turning out to be a good one for sponsored pros.
On the heels of the announcement that long time loyalist Humbero Brenes has parted ways with AmayaStars, now it’s looking like Nevada based legal online poker site Ultimate Poker has canned half of “Team U.”
No longer featured on the Ultimate Poker website are (former?) team members William Reynolds, 2012 Novermber Niner Jeremy Ausmus, 2011 November Niner Phil Collins and Brent Hanks. The disappearance of a Team Pro from a website is a pretty good indicator that the affiliation is no longer in tact.
Still employed: Antonio Esfandiari, #RunItUp’s Jason Somerville, and “Me vs. U” stars Danielle Andersen and Dan O’ Brien.
Randy Dorfman, a former Ultimate Poker Team Pro himself, was the first to break the news and add a little commentary of his own.
No official word yet from Ultimate Poker or any of the involved pros, but should there be anything good, we’ll be sure to bring it to you.
Update: She was so quiet in her promotional duty we left Lauren Kling off the list of UP pros that got the axe. She doesn’t appear on the website either. Thanks to Twitter follower dweb77 for hitting us up!