The young Swedish starlet Sofia Lovgren has parted ways with her sponsors PKR prompting speculation that she may have been headhunted to become the latest addition to the teams at either PokerStars or Full Tilt.
Lovgren leaves after four-years and in her farewell message to the community pledged to reveal her ‘next big adventure’ in the next few weeks. PKR Danski, released the news onto the PKR forum, and he also made it known that there were bigger things to come from Lovgren after he wrote, “She has been offered an opportunity which any of us would find hard to decline.”
Danski went on to pour lavish praise on the young Swede, known to the PKR community as Wellbet, when he said, “Of the more than 20 Team Pros we have been associated with, Sofia has had the greatest impact on our own players, and outside PKR’s walls. Her poker ability and more importantly her loyalty, professionalism, determination and work ethic are the reasons she has done so well, and why new doors have opened for her.”
“PKR has been like my second family and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with so many genuine and nice people and to represent this unique poker site and community.” Said Lovgren in her statement.
So Lovgren leaves some pretty tall high heels to fill and that burden now falls onto the slender shoulders of Eleanor ‘Elz442’ Gudger who joined the team just days before Lovgren announced her separation from the company.
Gudger doesn’t have too many big live score to her name, with the exception of a sixth place finish at the 2013 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Ladies Event, but she is the most successful female MTT player of all-time on PKR, amassing $225,000 in cashes – enough to give her a place in the PKR Hall of Fame.
She becomes the third female poker player to earn a PKR contract after the aforementioned Lovgren and the PKR.fr hotshot Patty ‘BabyTes’ Beaumier.