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  25-Jan-13, 08:16   #1
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Sorin888 
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Rafa Nadal enjoyed his first slice of victory at the virtual tables yesterday after he took down a €10 turbo tournament on PokerStars.
Since becoming a PokerStars representative, Rafa has been learning the nuances of the game and, while the €152 prize won't change the multi-millionaire tennis star's life, the win will certainly boost his confidence.
Despite being one of the richest sports stars in the world, Rafa is taking a prudent approach to bankroll management, so it's unlikely this win will encourage him to take a shot at the nosebleeds.

     
  25-Jan-13, 08:20   #2
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pokershark74 

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good for him! i hope he takes the opportunity of being a stars player as far as he can! tennis is for wimps lol pokers a real sport!!! Evil

     
  25-Jan-13, 08:42   #3
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jessthehuman 

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What a fucking nit, even if he has no poker experience he should still be playing some of the Poker Stars majors IMHO, not bloody $10 turbos!

     
  25-Jan-13, 09:40   #4
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MarcWinz 

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Posted by jessthehuman:
What a fucking nit, even if he has no poker experience he should still be playing some of the Poker Stars majors IMHO, not bloody $10 turbos!



Hi Jess. I must say on this occasion I disagree with you, (the only time ever!!!). I think playing $10.00 turbo's isn't a bad place to start if you have no experience of poker and although his bankroll might be more than all of us put together!! He needs to learn somewhere. If I were honest and I won the lottery I would dream of playing on the nosebleed tables, but would soon learn that is the easiest way to go broke. I agree that the occasional large tournament would be too tempting for me and he should attempt the Sunday Million once a week or something but don't go too mad.

God don't I go on.......sorry for that

GL on and off the felt.......................... Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

     
  25-Jan-13, 09:57   #5
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jessthehuman 

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I agree with that IF he wasn't a PS signed "pro" are whatever they call him.. But since he is signed to the site as a promotional thing, I think he should be in the bigger games.. If he was just tooling around playing poker, then sure - let him play whatever he wants to learn the ropes.. But since he's signed to PS - why not play some of the majors just to make railing him more exciting?! I mean the buyins would be nothing to him anyway and in all likely hood PS are probably paying the bill anyway.


That said - I suppose it IS pretty cool for micro-low stakes players to have a shot at beating Raffa!

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Posted by MarcWinz:
. I agree that the occasional large tournament would be too tempting for me and he should attempt the Sunday Million once a week or something but don't go too mad.


That is all I am saying really, I'm not saying he should burn through his tennis fortune playing nosebleed poker! Hahaha

That said - for all I know he DOES play the odd sunday major, I have NFI to be honest, maybe he learns the ropes on the $10 games and also has a crack at the majors...Anyone know this for sure ?

     
  25-Jan-13, 15:04   #6
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Fakiry 

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Telling it this way it really shows the relative value of money, as for many of us getting a €152 prize would be awesome, and for him it wasn’t even money as he defines it. But the importance of the victory can give him another perspective towards the game, realizing he can also achieve certain things at poker (although not in the hundreds of thousands unit like his team partners).

     
  25-Jan-13, 17:37   #7
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pinku135 
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Good day everyone Smile
the money involved or won may be marginally small but it doesn't matter ... it will surely be a good confidence boost to him ... whatever i personally like him to see him in the tennis courts rather than the felts !!! missed his action in the australian open .. hope he make a grand come back Smile

Good luck at the tables Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

     
  25-Jan-13, 17:37   #8
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pochui 

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so that's why he missed aussie open- swapped it for some $10 turbo mtt's at stars, well he is probably proud now, not every day on courts he could win $152....financially it was very shrewd decision from one of the biggest poker "pro's" Rafael Nadal Worship now with his roll he can take on the $1.10 90 player sng's Thumbs Up

     
  25-Jan-13, 18:00   #9
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Mago666 

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lol some sport players sometimes try to get in to the world of poker cheers for nadal!

     
  25-Jan-13, 22:46   #10
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damosk 
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If this player was a mobster who had started playing poker in the last 12 months, we would be congratulating him on his big win and success at his first tourney take down. Interesting how cos he's loaded we take a different approach!

     
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