Neymar Struts His Stuff In Winter Series
Most sports fans know Brazilian football superstar Neymar to be famous for more than just his stellar antics on the field. Neymar also happens to be a keen Poker player, and recently spent his injury time away from his team at Paris St. Germain by taking to the tables for PokerStars’ Winter Series action.
Judging by how he performed across a couple of high-stakes events, it seems Neymar has the abilities to match his well-known passion for playing cards.
While the sporting superstar might be used to mixing and mingling with many of football’s elite, he recently found himself in the company of the stars of the Poker world during the popular Winter Series 40-H: $1,050 8-Max Turbo event.
Playing With The Best Of Them
With a field consisting of 192 participants, football’s Neymar strutted his Poker stuff by outlasting almost all of them.
In fact, busting well ahead of the footy star had been some of Poker’s big names, including EPT Online Main Event champion “WhatifGod”, Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver, and even Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph.
Once onto the final table, the action reached an all-time heating point for the beloved Brazilian. Here, he got to go up against the likes of the Poker elite – including Jens “Fresh oO D” Lakemeier, fellow countryman Renan Ïnternett93o” Bruschi, and Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks. He eventually checked out in third place, which saw him earn a cool $23,884 for his efforts.
Another Final Table Finish
But finishing third in a single high-roller event clearly wasn’t enough for the football star because he then went on to display his skills in the Winter Series 68-H: $10,300 8-Max High roller event. After he crashed out in 49th place in the first bullet, he went on to reach yet another Winter Series final table at the end of the second.
Crashing out ahead of him had been Lazlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas in tenth place, followed by Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi in ninth. As for Neymar, he would continue again all the way to the third place before crashing out ahead of the final two contenders. His third-place finish saw him walking away with an impressive $125,678 Poker payday.
This left the action down to the UK’s German-born Christoph “26071985” Vogelsang and Austria’s Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph. But the latter would be no match for Vogelsang, who left Rudolph tending his wounds and a second-place finish for comfort.
As for Neymar, the Brazilian is expected to be away from the field for at least another week – meaning there’s a great chance we’ll be seeing more of him around the popular Winter Series’ final tables.