Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Tennis star Rafa Nadal has put the disappointment of a premature Wimbledon exit by taking to the poker table.
The Spanish superstar hosted a special poker tournament alongside former NBA basketball pro Juan Carlos Navarro and managed to avoid the tournament booby prize of being dunked in a swimming pool while fully clothed.“My history with this game is simple,” said Nadal, who signed on as a member of PokerStars’ Team SportsStars in June of 2012. “Those Sunday afternoons where it rains and not much to do, I played a little game with my friends or my family.”Nadal will be in action next month defending his US Open, Canadian Open and Cincinnati Masters titles and told Spanish newspaper Marca that he had refused PokerStars’ ambassadorial offer when they first came knocking in 2010 but soon changed his mind. The 28-year-old also revealed ambitions to compete in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in the future.“Right now for me it's impossible but when I retire I do not see why not,” said the 14-time Grand Slam winner.Nadal isn't the only top athlete to head to the poker felt to take their mind off a defeat in their chosen sport. Brazilian footballer Neymar has done the same following his side's 7-1 drubbing in the World Cup semi-final.
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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