PokerStars loses another player
Randy Lew leaves the organization’s online team
PokerStars has already lost a number of Team PokerStars pros and ambassadors over the past year, but the list continues to grow. Randy Lew has become the latest poker pro to give up on PokerStars Team Online after ten years on the team. He asserts that he’s ready to step into the unknown and adds, “I will be nanonoko.”
Lew was a high-volume online multi-table pro, sometimes playing as many as 24 tables at the same time. However, he often felt that he was forced to hide from the spotlight in order to protect his family’s honor. He explains, “Coming from a traditional Chinese background, I would say that poker as a profession in clearly taboo especially for a kid who just got graduated from university. Long story short, my parents never knew I played poker for about 10 years!”
When he accepted the PokerStars deal, all of that changed and he eventually was forced to tell his parents, who took the news rather well. Lew ultimately racked up over $2.6 million in online poker and has reportedly played more than 13 million hands.
Lew says that his drive for poker has declined over the years, partly as a result of changes introduced on the PokerStars platform. However, he’s happy for the time he had with the group and states, “Now it’s time to grow up and take that leap of faith again. Now is the time to feel free. I’m ready to step into the unknown and do what I want to do. I will play poker when I want to play poker. I will be nanonoko.”