Friday, 13 December 2013
Whilst the final stages of this year's Eureka Prague Main Event were coming to a conclusion, a selection of poker and sporting stars were sitting down for a 100,000 charity match.
Headlined by Rafa Nadal - who was making his first appearance at the live felt - the tournament attracted much of the media's attention yesterday and by the time things came to a close it was the tennis star who served up an ace. At the start of the play the table looked like a who's who of sporting greats and Daniel Negreanu was certainly a diminutive figure in amongst the likes of Nadal, Ronaldo and Andriy Shevchenko. Indeed, as the action unfolded it seemed Negreanu was somewhat overawed by the competition and, despite outlasting Alberto 'la Bomba' Tomba and Ronaldo, he eventually hit the rail in 4th place. Kid Poker's demise came after he called a shove from Nadal with Ad 7d. Joining the action was Shevchenko with pocket eights, but as the board developed it was Nadal's pocket fives that were able to come from behind and clinch the three-way pot and huge chip lead. Indeed, with momentum on his side (as well as a 10:1 chip lead), Nadal was able to oust Fatima Moreira de Melo to clinch his first ever poker title and €50,000 which he quickly pledged to charity. The EPT Charity Challenge Final Result:1. Rafa Nadal - €50,0002. Fatima Moreira de Melo - €25,0003. Andriy Shevchenko - €10,0004. Daniel Negreanu - €5,0005. Ronaldo - €5,0006. Alberto Tomba - €5,000*All winnings are being donated to charity. Image courtesy of Neil Stoddart at PokerStars. Join Rafa at the PokerStars tables with a 100% first deposit bonus of up to $400 as well as entry into four $1000 freerolls. Sign up at PokerStars.
Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker will hold their special May Day online poker tournament with a guaranteed $2,000 in the prize pool on May 1 and players are being offered the chance to qualify from Monday to April 30 via a series of satellites.
The Easter holidays are now upon us and Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker are celebrating by holding a pair of special online poker tournaments.
Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker will be launching their three-stage Vegas Milli Maker tournament series from tomorrow offering players the chance to win a prize package to compete in the upcoming Millionaire Maker event at the 48th annual edition of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.
Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are about to kick off three-stage online satellite tournament series that are promising to award winners with prize packages to compete in the upcoming European Poker Championship in Velden, Austria.
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