PokerStars’ newest stable of elite professionals, Team PokerStars Online, has just grown by three. The team of online pros now consists of 26 big names from around the globe.
PokerStars announced this week that it has added George ‘Jorj95’ Lind, Dusty ‘Leatherass9’ Schmidt, Denys ‘diatty’ Shcherbakov to the roster of pros.
Lind oncce studied computer science before heading to a local casino and trying out poker. Since then, he has taken up online poker and been a Supernova Elite every year since the PokerStars VIP Club created the highest level of membership. Lind has also made two WCOOP final tables.
“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the elite in poker alongside so many other great names who are on Team PokerStars,” Lind said.
Schmidt is a former golf pro who has become famous in the world of poker for some insane win rates and noted teaching ability.
Now an author, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Schmidt still plays golf, but makes his big money playing poker. Over five years of play totaling more than 10,000 hours, Schmidt has banked more than $3 million and never had a losing month. His life story will be told in the book “Raise: The Impossibly True Tale of Dusty Schmidt,” to be released later in 2010.
Shcherbakov, a one time video gamer, made the switch to PokerStars in 2005. He started with $5 SNGs and now is a Supernova who plays high stakes cash games and is ranked as one of the best online players from Ukraine.
For more information about the three new signings visit the Team PokerStars Online homepage.