Shane “shaniac” Schleger Steps Down from PokerStars Team Online
After three years on the PokerStars Team Shane “shaniac” Schleger has decided to step down in order to focus on his relationship.In a blog post on the site he wrote, “My three year run with PokerStars Team Online is coming to an end, and I’m here to report that it was an extraordinarily positive experience, even despite challenges I never could have anticipated when I signed the contract.”
Schleger went on to discuss his time with Team Online and how Black Friday caused havoc with his life. It meant that he had to travel between California, Canada and Mexico in order to fulfil his sponsorship obligations which obviously put some strain on his new marriage.
Last year wasn’t Schleger’s most successful; however, he did finish sixth in the World Championship of Online Poker Main Event and won $291,000. He said that the event left him pleased to be able to “walk out the door of my poker career on the highest possible note… It has been a privilege and a lot of fun to represent Stars during the past three years.”