Phil Hellmuth is known to engage in various prop bets not concerning poker. Yesterday, the Poker Brat agreed on a tennis prop bet that specifies he must at least return one out of 20 serves versus a pro tennis player. He went through the challenge and was successful not only in returning a serve but made some extra cash along the way.
In case you missed it, Rafa Nadal ended up winning the heads-up challenge called "The Duel"' against fellow PokerStars' SportStar and Brazilian football legend Ronaldo. The heads-up match took place on Tuesday at the Hippodrome Casino in London. A winner was not determined until the very last hand of the 20-minute battle.
Team PokerStars SportStars member Rafa Nadal will be be taking on players at 20:00 PM CET tonight in a 6-max Zoom poker game. The table is called 'Rafa vs The World' and will open at 19:00 PM. He will play for one hour and answer questions that are sent via Twitter with the #AskRafa hashtag.
The world's number 1 tennis player and PokerStars ambassador Rafa Nadal is currently in Monaco to compete at the ATP Monte Carlo Masters, a tournament he has was 8 times in the past. Although Rafa hasn't played his first tennis match yet, he has played some poker...
Here's something to look forward to for those of you who love poker and tennis equally! Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst and Team PokerStars SportStars Rafa Nadal will play against each other in a heads-up poker game at Casino de Monte Carlo on Friday, April 11!
Finland wins 3-2 against Bulgaria! Nieminen won both his matches and also his doubles with Henri Kontinen, who is focusing only on doubles. Anyhow, it was a great week to practice with these guys and I had a lot of fun off the court as well!
My bankroll has grown over 3K and I have started to play higher limit SnG's and moved to $20 and $50, and also once in a while taking shots at the $60 buy-in SnG's...depending on what players been sitting at the tables.
This is my first post to the blog and I will start with a brief introduction of myself. Here we go! I am a young guy from Finland with 2 dreams in life: to become a tennis professional and/or become a poker professional (of course!).
Andy Murray became the first UK champion at Wimbledon in 77 years when he beat Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final 2,5 weeks ago. Murray received a £1.6 million cheque for the historic victory and now has approximately £19.8m in career winnings. So what do you give a wealthy and very successful tennis pro who has everything (or could buy) he possibly could want? Well, according to The Edinburgh News, a bespoke poker table.
Finnish poker player Aku Joentausta didn't let go of his lead during Day 3 of the Main Event when the field was narrowed down from 170 to 56 players. The young Finn played extremely well and it almost seemed like he took home every single pot. He will bring 1,039,000 chips today, ahead of the only other player with a seven figure stack: Emil Ohlsson, from Sweden, with 1,011,000.
To all tennis and/or PokeStars fans out there (in case you missed it), there's new advert with tennis pro and Team PokerStars SportStar Rafael Nadal on youtube! In the advert Rafa (lying in a bathtub) is playing heads up against 2009 pillow fight runner-up Lucia Arroyo and picks up two aces only to run into Arroyo's three of a kind queens. The advert will hit TV screens around the world over the next couple of weeks.
The Danish poker pro Gus Hansen, 38, hasn't been doing so well at the poker tables as of late, but it's a completely different story when it comes to racket sports! During the World Racketlon Championship in Stockholm over the weekend, Gus made it all the way to the quarter finals where he was defeated by fellow countryman Kasper Jonsson.
In case you missed it: Tennis pro Rafael Nadal recently joined PokerStars Team SportStars. Rafa has won 11 Grand Slam titles so far, with his most recent win being the 2012 French Open. However, he will not take part in the London Olympics because of continuing knee problems. PokerStars Pro Victoria Coren had a chat with with Nadal about poker and tennis.
After the game between Patrik Antonius and Brandon Adams had finished (6-0, 6-1), David "differ" Peat went up to Adams and asked him to give a line on - how many balls Tom Dwan could return on Antinous serves (out of 20). Brandon thought something like 7 over/under was a good line. Everyone started laughing and "differ" said "Have you ever seen Tom playing tennis?!".
Differ added "It's like 4, and I would like to take the under 7 if so." Brandon got up from the bench, grabbed a racket and started serving. Tom Dwan only managed to return 3 out of 20 serves from Brandon Adams.
Patrik Antonius and Brandon Adams got to play their long-awaited tennis match at the Las Vegas International Tennis Center 3 days ago. Antonius was the big favorite to win the match (best of three set) and laid $295,000 to $30,000 on the encounter. In other words, if Adams would win he would take home more than the semi finalists at the next month's All England Championship.
In a brand new interview with Gus Hansen, he speaks out about, for example, the millions he has lost in the past 2 years, how he managed to come back and become a big winner again, and the rumors claiming that he's dating Caroline Wozniacki (the world's best female tennis player).
Full Tilt Poker has just announced on its website that it has signed tennis star James Blake to its "Friends of Full Tilt" list. Blake turned pro back in 1999 and since then he has played against the top tennis players in the world and won 15 titles. He was also voted the the world's sexiest athlete in the People's 2002 Sexiest Man Alive issue.
As you already might have figured out, James Blake is pretty good at playing poker as well and his top result so far is a second place in the 2nd season of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown. I will be interesting to see if he can achieve even greater results now when he's playing for Full Tilt Poker! Good luck on the tennis court and at the poker tables, James Blake!
To drink alcohol and play poker at the same time is probably nothing a single serious poker player in the whole world would recommend. Probably not even Ilari "ziigmund " sahamies, 26. However, he still did so last weekend.
In one his latest blog posts, he writes that he played "totally f drunk" and lost $500,000, then another $300,000 when he woke up with a hangover the day after. After that, he decided to try his luck betting on tennis. No luck there either and he lost another $130,000. Even though he lost so much money, he's still up about $20,000 on his holiday trip to Australia.
From ziigmund's blog "so sick.I lost yesterday totally f drunk 500k....then I woke up and lost in totally hangover 300k more....then we went to watch tennis to Red Label arena or whatever and I lost 130k more to Justine Henin....Im up now 20k on my holidaytrip...whatever...now I start to play TIGHT."
The Danish poker pro, Gus Hansen, recently placed a 1,4 million euro bet on a tennis player to win 2009's French open. Unfortunately for Gus his tennis player lost already in the quarter finals and a very lucky bookmaker could collect €1,4 million euro.