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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.



PCA: Lots of pros and celebs took part in the amFAR charity tournament

Tags: amfar, charity, mats sundin, nelly, pca, slash, spencer benjafield, william thorson
Posted on 11 January 2010 by "T".

The amFar charity tournament turned out really well this year as the buy-in of $5000 didn't scare off poker pros, celebs and other people from taking part (Slash from Guns 'N Roses, Nelly, Mats Sundin etc). Some of the participants of the tournament even made a few re-buys (PokerStars Pro William Thorson, just to mention 1 player with a big heart). Thanks to so many generous people - not less than $97,500 was donated to cancer research.

The winner of the tournament came to be Spencer Benjafield, an Englishmen who won his seat through a freeroll for players with 'supernova status' at PokerStars. For the win he received $37,500 from the total prize pool of $195,000.



PCA - Main Event: Wayne Bentley in the lead

Tags: bahamas, mats sundin, pca, pokerstars caribbean adventure, Wayne Bentley
Posted on 06 January 2010 by "T".

The Main Event of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in Bahamas started yesterday. Wayne Bentley, a PokerStars qualifier from UK, picked up pocket aces and doubled up against pocket kings in the very beginning of the tournament. After that, Bentley never looked back and kept on building up his stack. At the end of the day, Bentley had accumulated 329,500 chips. Almost 11 times the starting stack.

Notable players that made it to Day 2 of the tournament are (just to mention a few) Daniel Negreanu, Dennis Phillips, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Barry Greenstein etc.

William Thorson and Mats Sundin are two of the biggest names that will play Day 1b of the main event. It will be intersting to see if Mats Sundin is as good at poker as hockey.



PokerStars: Mats Sundin's big mistake in WSOP

Tags: ambassador, mats sundin, poker, pokerstars, Toronto Maple Leafs
Posted on 12 November 2009 by "T".

Just a year ago, Mats Sundin joined PokerStars as its international celebrity ambassador. In the beginning he didn't have much time to play in many of the major tournaments because he was busy being the captain for the NHL team, Toronto Maple Leafs. One year later he decided to retire from hockey and instead focus more on his job as ambassador for PokerStars.

One of the first major tournaments Mats played for PokerStars was in 2009 WSOP Main Event. He was doing very well in the beginning of the tournament and everyone were really impressed that he wasn't only a good hockey player, but also a decent poker player. However, when the first break started, he made a mistake that could have sent him packing. 

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PokerStars ambassador cannot decide what to do

Tags: ice hockey, mats sundin, poker, pokerstars
Posted on 13 August 2009 by "K".

The last few days there have been many rumors circulating in forums and newspapers that PokerStars ambassador Mats Sundin will stop playing ice hockey after thirteen seasons in Toronto Maple Leafs and a short comeback in Vancouver Canucks. According to Mats himself, he says that the rumors are not true and that he still haven't decided what to do yet.

However, Mats says that he will take the final decision very soon. Many people have been asking themselves what would happen with his poker career and his ambassador job for PokerStars if he stops playing ice hockey.

According to Johan Bondesson at PokerStars there are two options. -"If Mats decides to stop playing hockey, then he will play more tournaments, and if he decides to continue playing, then we will just continue like now." 

Do you think it's time for Mats Sundin to stop playing ice hockey and instead concentrate more on his poker career? 


Win a trip to New York and meet Mats Sundin

Tags: Mats Sundin, PokerStars meet Mats
Posted on 19 November 2008 by "T".

PokerStars new poker ambassador Mats Sundin is someone that that has been seen in many of PokerStars commercials and campaigns lately. Because of this many people probably do not associate him only with Ice Hockey anymore, but also with poker....

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Mats Sundin signs with PokerStars

Tags: ice hokey, mats sundin, pokerstars
Posted on 18 September 2008 by "K".

The Swedish Ice Hokey pro Mats Sundin (Sudden) has just announced at a press conference that he has signed a contract with PokerStars and will now be their Ambassador for the next 2 years. The money he will make from this deal will partly go to charities. But Mats has promised that 100% of the winnings from different tournaments he will be playing in will only go to charities and nothing else.

"I'm very proud and happy to be the Ambassador for PokerStars. This will mean that I can fulfill my personal wish to raise money for charity organizations around the world. The excitement and challenge of playing poker and raising money for charity is for me a winning combination", Says Mats.

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