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Gianluigi signs with PokerStars

Tags: boris becker, Gianluigi Buffon, italy, mats sundin, poker, pokerstars.
Posted on 25 May 2010 by "T".

Gianluigi Buffon, 32, won the World Cup back in 2006 with his Italy. And right now he and the rest of the Italian team are preparing for 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Gianluigi is according to many one of the world's best and most successful goalkeepers ever. Even though Gianluigi probably is super busy with his football career, he still seems to have some spare time for other interests as well as he just signed with PokerStars and now will represent them (together with the rest of the team - Mats Sundin, Boris Becker, Orel Hershiser etc) in major poker tournaments around the globe. 

"I want to accomplish a lot in life. And even though this contract means that I will have a very busy schedule, I still want to do it because I love to play poker. And to get the chance to play for the world's biggest poker site is both an honor and a challenge. I'm looking forward to play against the rest of Team PokerStars." says Gianluigi in an interview.


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14 comments on "Gianluigi signs with PokerStars"

 mazas25/05/2010 09:49:46 GMT
another pro sport player hope play poker after his carriere end so now many sport players will play poker and we will have really more fun games to watch Smile

gl all
 MANUEDO25/05/2010 12:07:15 GMT
Buffon is a great goalkeeper and he's very loved in Italy. Don't know if he really will play poker ( Totti, Party testimonial doesn't play, I can say it for sure ) but it's a good partnership.
 lokipoker25/05/2010 13:07:50 GMT
good to get them, they have whole bunch of money and like spending them
 DAGOR25/05/2010 13:36:18 GMT
Hello everybody!
He has good reason to accept such an offer. Many are not propose the same thing to me. But I already play football.
See you soon for new posts lol!
 play3r8125/05/2010 13:39:22 GMT
Gianluigi Buffon was really one of the best goalkeepers in the world and probably he still is one of the best. I don`t know about he`s poker skills but probably this deal with PS it`s just for publicity.
 ZmxPowah25/05/2010 13:42:23 GMT
Lol i know it's Buffon but never knew his name was Gianluigi ...
What a weird name kinda hard to say that in my language.
I would like to see how he plays poker.
 Cliffem25/05/2010 13:58:18 GMT
Excellent news, Poker world domination is looking positive Smile
 Funope25/05/2010 17:46:02 GMT
He dont need the money i think.
 lokipoker25/05/2010 19:35:16 GMT
good PR stunt, does not matter how much he will cost poker stars
 Calmplay25/05/2010 20:58:33 GMT
Posted by Funope:
He dont need the money i think.

Yeah for sure but as he said, he likes to play the game and surely will play for fun rather than the money... BUT you never reject the chance to win BIG extra money if you'll be sponsored to play the 10k WSOP main event, don't you? Cool
 leroi2126/05/2010 01:12:32 GMT
pokerstars team have alot of high level athlete now or in the past it a great amount of fre publicity imaginehow much money they save with this new member
 xxxbchxxx26/05/2010 07:10:21 GMT
didnt they do this before... signing a footy star or was it an american footy star....? im not sure.
Still i bet it gets a lot of news coverage and thus generate plenty of advitising for then... a good little gimic to boost the PS portfolio...hahaha
But seriously if he can play decent poker then good luck to him.
It doesnt say how much he'll be getting for it.....
Next thing you know they'll be hiring Gordon Brown....hahahahaha im sure he can hold two cards in the same hand.
 NaziPal26/05/2010 19:57:10 GMT
I didnt know PokerStars were also signing up celebrity amateurs. I mean, this is really looking good for the site and for the game as a whole, to have professional athletes sign up to play for a particular site means that either they are dedicating some serious time in the game, or that they have a big interest in it.

 SuperNoob10/06/2010 09:05:53 GMT
he doesnt have many years left as a goalkeeper and this is a nice deal for both of them, though would be interesting to see if he is any good at poker.

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