Greg Raymer No Longer Associated with PokerStars

February 2, 2011

While no official statement has been released from PokerStars, the buzz is going around that the 2004 WSOP champ Greg Raymer is no longer affiliated with the online poker room. His pic is off the site and his name is no longer listed as “PokerStars Pro.”

Furthermore, Raymer made the following post on the 2+2 poker forum:

There has been a lot of discussion about my representation of PokerStars, and it is true that right now I am not representing them. In the near future, I will have a more detailed statement discussing this situation, but I have no further comment at this time. For those of you who have been reading about and discussing this situation, I appreciate all of the positive comments I have received. It is very gratifying to hear so many nice things from so many good people, and I am touched by your support.

It is rumored that Raymer left due to compensation discrepancies.

Now PokerStars is one less WSOP champion (they already lost Peter Eastgate, 2008 champ, last year when he retired), but they still have five former WSOP Main Event champions on their pro list, including Chris Moneymaker, Tom McEvoy, Joe Cada, Joe Hachem, and Jonathan Duhamel, among other big-name poker pros including the recently signed Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and long-time Stars por, Daniel Negreanu.

Raymer had been one of the more visible of the PokerStars Pros, taking in more than $6.5 million in live tourney winnings ($5 million of that for his WSOP victory). Raymer is also a board member of the PPA. He is reportedly still playing at PokerStars, just without the red star by his name.


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