Parker Talbot headlines a team of six new players who will be representing PokerStars, mostly on Twitch.
We keep hearing about how sponsorship in poker is dead, especially at PokerStars where big names like Daniel Negreanu and Chris Moneymaker have ended very long partnerships with them, but there are still patches for a lucky few.
PokerStars have signed six new players to their roster in recent weeks, most notably streaming legend Parker ‘Tonkaaaap’ Talbot, formerly of 888poker.
WE BACK BAYYYBEEE!!! will be back livestreaming on twitch a few times a week. no schedule at the moment naturally, but I will promise Sunday streams and ANY 215+ day2 stream. really looking forward to this year and streaming/getting wild with all my good buds on the team! https://t.co/GPl3vojz2S
— Parker Talbot (@tonkaaaap) April 5, 2021
Talbot had been mostly retired from streaming in recent years but has pledged to return to Twitch several times a week including Sundays.
Also announced at the same time is popular British professional Sam Grafton who is perhaps best known for his contributions to the PokerStars live broadcasts alongside Joe Stapelton and James Hartigan.
What can we expect? Banter, by the looks of things. Both men are known to be very funny and as the welcome messages from Spraggy and Lex show, the emphasis will be on entertainment primarily.
— PokerStars (@PokerStars) April 5, 2021
Portugal’s André Coimbra has managed to do the rarest of things and has been rehired by PokerStars. He left the team in 2017 but has rejoined the site and will be focussing on streaming.
Also joining the team representing the US facing PokerStars PA audience are Mark “naigo1′ Foresta, and Keith “AccidentalGrenade” Becker. Lasse “WisternJL” Jagd Lauritsen from Denmark completes the line up.
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