Six new Ambassadors have joined Team PokerStars
Over the past year, the ranks of PokerStars Ambassadors have dwindled considerably. Among those who have left the team was Daniel Negreanu; he later joined GGPoker. In addition to him, Stars lost a few other famous personalities.
However, PokerStars has recently added 6 new Ambassadors to the team. Among them are 3 well-known poker pros (Parker Talbot, Sam Grafton, and Andre Coimbra) as well as 3 poker streamers (Mark Foresta, Keith Becker, and Lasse Lauristen).
A few words about the new Ambassadors
Parker Talbot plays poker online under the "tonkaaaa" nickname. Earlier, he represented the 888poker Team. Now, Parker will promote the poker room, where he gets the biggest winnings: $261 500 at the Stadium Series 2020, $110 610 in the Sunday Million, $109 000 at SCOOP 2016, etc. To date, the Canadian has earned $6 760 000 online. It should be also mentioned that he has a lot of followers on Twitch – 107 000 people.
Sam Grafton has won $8 500 000 online and $4 140 000 in live tournaments throughout his poker career. Grafton’s best poker achievement is 2nd place in the Super High Roller EPT Barcelona 2019 that brought him $1 500 000. Sam is not yet engaged in streaming, but he will be commentating on PokerStars broadcasts.
Andre Coimbra from Portugal was previously a PokerStars Ambassador but left the Team Pro in 2017. Now, Andre is back and his main task will be streaming poker games on Twitch. So far, Andre cannot boast of big poker achievements: $300 000 online and $70 000 offline.
A few words about the Streamers
Last year, three popular streamers left PokerStars at once: Chris Moneymaker, Mikhail Shalamov, and Celina Lin. Due to hosting the major SCOOP 2021 series, PokerStars needed to strengthen the team so they have signed three new streamers: Mark Foresta, Keith Becker, and Lasse Lauristen.
Little is known about these guys, as they represent a reservation PokerStars PA. So, it makes sense that their main goal will be to promote Stars in Pennsylvania, and the bulk of people watching their streams will be from this state.
Have you already played SCOOP 2021 events?
Let us remind you that PokerStars is running the SCOOP 2021 series with a massive $100 000 000 guarantee. The series will feature a wide variety of tournaments; the full SCOOP 2021 schedule can be found on the Cardmates website. By the way, GGPoker is now also running a huge poker series – the GG Spring Festival with a guarantee of $150 000 000. Write in the comments which series you prefer and why.