neymar 2022 wsop poker The World Series of Poker (WSOP) always brings out some celebrities, but it’s hard to find a bigger international superstar than the great Neymar Jr. , a PokerStars Cultural Ambassador who took a shot at a gold bracelet on Sunday.
Paris Saint-Germain’s legendary forward entered Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship , but he was unable to cash or even reach Day 2. He wasn’t the only non-poker celeb in the 92-player field. FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver , who was a limit hold’em pro many years ago, also showed up to play, and fared about as well as the soccer legend.
While it was the first time he competed in a gold bracelet event, it wasn’t the first time Neymar showed up at the WSOP. Back in 2015, he made an appearance at the Rio in the Amazon Room during Day 5 of the 2015 WSOP Main Event to show support for Brazilian players.
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During his time in the tournament, Neymar showed that he was willing to get involved in the action in the early going, playing lots of hands and fighting for every pot. PokerNews hung around his table for a few hands in Level 3 (400/800) and to see what he was up to. Here are a six consecutive hands played by Neymar in his WSOP gold bracelet event debut.
Hand #1: Neymar raised it up from early position and Kosei Ichinose three-bet from the small blind. Neymar called and they went heads-up to a flop of . Ichinose checked to Neymar who bet and Ichinose check-raised. Neymar called and the landed on the turn.
Ichinose bet the turn and the river and was called both times by Neymar. Ichinose turned over for queens and nines which was the best hand.
Hand #2: Neymar decided to take a hand off and folded from under the gun.
Hand #3: The action folded to the button who raised it up and […]
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