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Nadal to face Brazilian football legend Ronaldo

Tags: brazil, charity poker tournament, ept prague, rafa nadal, ronaldo.
Posted on 09 December 2013 by "T".

World number on tennis player Rafa Nadal will play his first live poker tournament this week! Nadal will be competing for a €100,000 charity prize pool (as part of the European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague poker festival) together with several well-known faces, including Ukrainian footballer Andriy Shevchenko, Italian skier Alberto Tomba, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, and Brazilian football legend Ronaldo! The latter is someone who the 27-year-old Spaniard seems especially eager to play against...

"Ronaldo has always been a hero of mine and I'm looking forward to taking him on at the poker table," Nadal said in statement last week. "The great thing about poker is that it's a common ground for us to compete on, and there are many similarities between sport and poker strategy, so it will be good to see how he translates his game from the football field to the poker felt."

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16 comments on "Nadal to face Brazilian football legend Ronaldo"

 Heskor09/12/2013 11:25:21 GMT
Hehe good promotion, Nadal versus Ronaldo, will be fun to watch. There is 4 new players versus a pro lol, it will be unbalanced, but I think if he wins or loses he will get a great paycheck from being sponsored. Nice event and promo!
 Mrgreen8809/12/2013 11:43:02 GMT
Cant wait to see that,i guesss that Negreanu is winning this.
What a great tabl, but still how big is the player field?
 guffyman109/12/2013 21:57:22 GMT
Actually don't like at all these promo movements from PokerStars.All we know is number one platform in the world,better than these promo's is to look up how the play will be more fair without so many suckouts and not this way.The only thing i may like this tourney is that is made for a verry good reason,nothing else!Hope charity will be part of gambling world and not only in Christmas and so on.And who knows people may realise that poker doesn't belong to gangs or something like that.
 Plexo09/12/2013 23:49:59 GMT
I wanna see the Nadal face when Ronald hit a terrible runner-runner straight flush ahahha.
Anyone knows when this tournament is going to be played? Will be any chance to watch it on internet???????????? I got the feeling that Negreanu will not win.
 Sorin88810/12/2013 08:47:24 GMT
Nadal and Ronaldo played already in promotion video clips against each other.Is a show ,like Daniel Negreanu is doing a lot from many years.Circus,Pokerstars pay them all,so no real emotion about wining or losing money there
 doubletop77710/12/2013 10:28:35 GMT
Daniel Negreanu must be licking his lips waiting to play this table. I cant see how he can lose with a fair run of the cards. Must be great for Nadal to play these guys and it will be interesting to see how he gets on
 DaCapo7110/12/2013 16:03:59 GMT
Nice charity live Event with this sports pros and legends. Ronaldo is big in business after his football career Big Smile Perhaps he find a new way with poker, i like this tv poker shows with pro´s.
 propokerash10/12/2013 18:48:16 GMT
footballer Andriy Shevchenko, Italian skier Alberto Tomba, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, and Brazilian football legend Ronaldo! The latter is someone who the 27-year-old Spaniard seems especially eager to play against...

After finishing with sport they go to another kind of sport POKER Smile
 damosk10/12/2013 23:31:03 GMT
Interesting table. But then if it's a charity event then that makes all the difference. Do these players play for the winnings or for themspnsorship and the exposure to a wider audience that comes Witt this type of game? Suppose it will be a laugh and good entrainment.
 Macubaas11/12/2013 17:53:09 GMT
Even if this is for charity i hope that they will play this really seriosly. It would be very interesting to see someone that basically lives out of poker like Daniel to play with these big sport names.

If he also gets a bit of luck he should quickly lead this table Smile
 avickter11912/12/2013 09:30:19 GMT
Sports-star to poker. Big Smile
 Imanovice12/12/2013 16:33:08 GMT
A good poker player takes every tournament they compete in seriously whether it be a freeroll,buy in or even a small prize sng. Great that its for a good cause I play my best regardless of what the stakes.
 bless913/12/2013 08:06:36 GMT
Negreanu good player i think he will be close top this one.
 Imanovice13/12/2013 16:46:05 GMT
Now that this charity tournaments over(won't mention the winner) anyone know where or when I can see a replay as I missed the live version and it would be a fantastic watch!
 damosk14/12/2013 08:56:54 GMT
So, Rafa won. Was this a piece of marketing genius or am I just über cynical? But then again, Rafa has had loads of time to hone his poker skills lately so maybe it should nt be such a surprise that he took this tourney down. Nice job PS.
 valerica12317/12/2013 07:34:20 GMT
how will be that negreanu to be 1st out?? ha ha ha, but i dont think he like to bluff much Tongue

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