Another pro is gone from PokerStars, Lindgren sued

  • PokerStars Team is getting slimmer everyday. Another casualty is Vanessa Rousso, one of the top PokerStars' faces. Also, Doyle Brunson is going to have another surgery.

  • We have talked a lot about how the poker rooms cut their pros. The latest victim of the trend was the lovely Vanessa Rousso.

    Vanessa Rousso – out

    After a long relationship, Pokerstars, controlled by the Amaya group, has finished the contract of their long-time pro – Vanessa Rousso. It’s probably not that surprising, when you think about it. Rousso earned her reputation in the pre-Black Friday ear.

    During the last two years she was rarely seen in the poker scene because of her University studies and her new passion - music. Maybe she played an occasional charity event but very few major events.

    Erich Lindgren is in trouble

    In other news about PokerStars, they have sued poker pro Erich Lindgren for $2.5 million.

    You’re probably thinking - “Wait, Erich Lindgren has no partnership with PokerStars, does he?” Exactly. But it appears that pre-Black Friday, while he was a sponsored Full Tilt Poker player, he received around $500,000 in loans as well as “an accidental $2 deposit”.

    Sure, "accidental” does seem out of place here, but given the fact what a mess internally was the old Full Tilt Poker, it sort of makes sense, doesn’t it?

    But Lindgren decided to keep the money to himself. And PokerStars wants is back. Will they get it? At this point, it’s hard to say. But it’s likely that Lindgren will not be the only one. Such loans from the old Full Tilt Poker are estimated to be from $10 million to $20 million to players such as Mike Matusow, Phil Ivey and Barry Greenstein.

    Doyle Brunson’s 12th surgery

    The legendary Doyle “Texas Dolly” Doyle, author of the Super System and undeniably, Godfather of Poker will have to face his 12th major surgery.

    Last week Brunson tweeted the bad news but kept his sense of humour:

    Got my 3rd melanoma confirmed today. Early stages, should be a simple operation. Fortunately it’s on my head and everybody knows I’m hard headed. Simple or not, this will be my 12th major operation. Gonna play poker now because I heard you always get lucky right before you die #justsayin”

    That’s why he’s the legend as he is today. We join the poker community to wish him well and hope that he will be back at the Bobby’s Room soon enough.