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Fossilman Buries PokerStars Deal

In an unexpected turn for the former World Series of Poker Main Event winner, Greg “Fossilman” Raymer has announced that he will be parting ways with sponsor and resigning from its team of sponsored pros.

The move has certainly come as a surprise to the poker world given the fact that Raymer was one of the driving forces behind Team PokerStars Pro in the first place, but the 46-year-old’s profile has now been removed from team’s page.

Raymer – who has won in excess of $6.8 million in live tournaments – has not yet issued a statement about the reasons behind his decision, but has tweeted to his followers that he is definitely “not representing PokerStars” with immediate effect.

Fellow poker player Kathy Liebert, meanwhile, did tweet on the subject of Raymer’s departure from the site, alleging that he had been offered a deal to re-sign but was not willing to accept a lower rate as PokerStars looked to cut down their existing squad.

Raymer’s departure follows swiftly after PokerStars’ capture of two of poker’s current hot prospects in the shape of reigning World Champion Jonathan Duhamel and online sensation Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and their big-money deals could also have played a key role in the site’s decision to offer reduced contracts to its team.
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