Chad Brown Has 10lb Tumor Removed From Stomach

It has just been announced that poker pro Chad Brown is suffering from a rare form of cancer and recently underwent surgery to have a 10lb tumour removed from his abdomen.
The like-able poker player, presenter and actor has earnt in excess of $3.1 million from live tournaments since cashing in at his first event in 1993. Despite Brown having had many successes throughout his career, he will perhaps have a personal fondness for the 2006 Five-Star World Poker Classic, in which he finished 9th for $205,040.
Although not his biggest score to date, Brown did meet his future wife fellow poker pro Vanessa Rousso at the event. Rousso ended up finishing 7th in the same competition and, as she later recalled:
“Not a bad day for me. I won a quarter of a million dollars and met my future fiancée. Does it get any better than that?”
They have since gone on to become the most celebrated couple in poker and it was via Vanessa Rousso’s Twitter account the surprise news concerning her husband’s illness was made last Saturday. I say surprise because just over a week ago Chad was actually competing at a $1k rebuy event at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.
After annoucing the details of her husbands cancer, Vanessa then wrote:
“Trying to remain upbeat n positive as we wait 4 final pathol. Report-due next week. We r currently focused on recovery from his major surgery…The cancer looks like sarcoma. 10Lb tumor was removed from the retroperitoneal area in his abdomen. Nothing sure till we get pathology report.”
Typically, if further treatments are required then radiation therapy and chemotherapy will be used with long-term survival rates ranging between 40% and 70%.
However, every case is different and we wish Chad and Vanessa all the best during this worrying time. In a positive sign, the day after his operation Chad seemed strong enough to write a short message on his Twitter account to friends and well-wishers, and stated:
“I want to thank everyone for their tremendous support. It means a lot to me. We got through the 1st hurdle about as good as can be expected.”

Poker News
Victor Ramdin and PokerStars: The End of a Long Road
04 Jun 2018
Victor Ramdin has parted company with PokerStars following 12 years representing the site as a sponsored ambassador. News of the Guyanan’s departure was made just prior to the start of this year’s World Series of Poker, which was seen as a necessary move in order to preempt any confusion created by his lack of an
Phil Ivey and Maurice Hawkins In The Ascendancy Ahead of 2018 WSOP
21 May 2018
Last week, Valentin Vornicu captured two gold ring at the World Series of Poker Circuit New Orleans to top the WSOP Circuit Ring Winners list with twelve titles. Whatever clear daylight the Californian player had between himself and Maurice Hawkins, however, has now been narrowed to just one after the Florida pro won the $2,200
09 May 2018
One of the stories to emerge from the 2017 World Series of Poker had nothing to do with winning a coveted gold bracelet, but instead involved a multi-million dollar dispute between King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik and Aussie poker pro Matt Kirk, with the latter accusing the former of stiffing him out of $2 million
27 Apr 2018
Doug Polk and Dan Bilzerian are both cryptocurrency investors with large social media followings, although this week there emerged some pretty serious differences between their approaches to digital asset. Whereas Polk prefers a long term approach to investing, Bilzerian seems to favor dipping in and out of the market depending upon whatever coin prices may