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MLS Star Brent Kallman wins $62K in WPT Seminole Rock n' Roll Poker Open

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Posted on 29 November 2018 by "T".

This athlete finished 8th place at the World Poker Tour Seminole Rock ‘n' Roll Poker Open.

Minnesota United FC defender Brent Kallman missed what could have been his first-ever final table at a major poker tournament.

The 28-year-old soccer pro is making his 2018 offseason quite productive, as he won $62,110 for finishing 8th place out of 898 contenders at the WPT Seminole Rock ‘n' Roll Poker Open.

For the 2018 Major League Season, Kallman earned a total of $85,791.67. A few weeks ago he earned a contract renewal (the terms are not yet publicly revealed).

After he won Kallman said, "I'm having a lot of fun. This is the biggest buy-in I've ever played, so I had a bit of nerves in the beginning, but got off to a pretty good start on Day 1. I kind of settled in and just been trying to have fun and play my game."

When asked who among his teammates also play poker, he said, "We don't have many card players on the team. They're not very good."

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9 comments on "MLS Star Brent Kallman wins $62K in WPT Seminole Rock n'' Roll Poker Open"

 doubletop77729/11/2018 10:02:52 GMT
Congratulations to Brent Kallman on his excellent finish in this prestigious event. It is not a bad way to spend the off season, playing poker and winning lots of money sounds pretty good to me
 Mober29/11/2018 13:01:20 GMT
He is playing in a team. So that amount he has won probably isnt something
Probably he entered just for the fun of the game.
If the prize was a couple of millions, then we could say, that it did really meant
something for him also.
 pajalnick29/11/2018 21:10:19 GMT
This is quite interesting ..... When a player involved in game sports makes more success in poker ..... It seems that he is doing well with concentration .... and he can try to achieve more in the game of poker .... maybe .... but maybe this is his highest achievement
 Gerimantas30/11/2018 17:30:36 GMT
Yes very interesting situation i too the no, but he pay 3.500 for buyin and he say it is biggest buyin he pay for poker game, but to him professional soccer player i personally think it is very small money so he not feel any stress to lose money
 bowie198430/11/2018 20:35:08 GMT
HA! He is a professional athlete even though there is not a truckload of money in MLS like in NFL or NBA I still cannot believe that a decent poker player like him did not play a tourney with a buyin bigger than 3k before. At least he could've try the WSOP ME for 10k once.
 Robbo199001/12/2018 15:29:12 GMT
is he fairly new to poker? and whats that 82k? is that his soccer contract?
 CALICUL01/12/2018 15:37:30 GMT
Brent Kallman has not been registered in this tournament just to have fun.
He specified that: he had some nerves at the beginning of the game.
In the next day he relaxed and played ,,in his own style''.
If he played stressed in the next day, he probably will not be able to advance too much in this tournament.
Relaxation and abilities gave him a $ 62 k prize. Not bad. Smile
 Tony_MON7ANA03/12/2018 17:01:48 GMT
Very well done to Brent Kallman, one of the most talented soccer players, for finishing the WPT Seminole Rock ‘n' Roll Poker Open in 8th place and earning $62,110. And congratulations to Pavel Plesuv, who defeated the field of 898 entries to win the tournament.
 bowie198403/12/2018 18:35:16 GMT
Posted by CALICUL:
If he played stressed in the next day, he probably will not be able to advance too much in this tournament.
Relaxation and abilities gave him a $ 62 k prize. Not bad. Smile

Stress is part of gambling, most people doing it for 'the rush' anyway... It helps a lot in my opinion.

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