Vanessa Rousso And PokerStars End Sponsorship Deal

Vanessa Rousso And PokerStars End Sponsorship DealVanessa Rousso was one of the longest-serving sponsored pros at PokerStars, having joined the online poker room back in 2006. However, it appears ‘Lady Maverick’ has now parted ways with PokerStars with all signs of the pro having now been removed from the site, including her name from the Team PokerStars list. The split seems to have occurred some time within the past couple of weeks as Rousso’s photo appeared on PokerStars as recent as January 23rd, although there has been no official announcement made about her apparent departure.
In 2006, Vanessa Rousso was snapped up by PokerStars after finishing the $25,000 WPT Championship in 7th place for $263,625, and in 2009 she achieved a career highlight after taking down the €25,000 EPT Grand Final Monte Carlo for €532,500 ($700,160). Over the past few years, however, Rousso’s results have been less spectacular having earned just $3,615 in 2012, $8,933 in 2013, and $1,734 in 2014. Nevertheless, the 32 year-old pro still appears in 5th place overall on the Women’s ‘All Time Money List’ with an impressive $3,515,577 in live tournament earnings.
Vanessa Rousso’s departure from PokerStars now reduces the number of women on Team PokerStars Pro to just Liv Boeree, Leo Margets, Vanessa Selbst, Celina Lin, and Vivian Im, with Adrienne Rowsome (Team Online), and Fatima Moreira De Melo (Sports Stars) also sponsored by the site.
The French American’s exit seems to be linked to an overall streamlining going on at PokerStars, in which a number of sponsored pros have been released over the past 6 months or so, including Humberto Brenes, Angel Guillen, Jose “Nacho” Barbero, Joe Cada, Marcel Luske and Alex Kravchenko.
Vanessa Rousso will still remain very much a part of the poker mentoring industry, and later this month will be hosting the Zen Poker Mentoring seminar, alongside Brian Rast and Kristy Arnett, with her speciality being “Reading and Decoding Behavior at the tables.”

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