Rafael Nadal Poker: Celebrity Poker Players
Rafael Nadal poker enthusiast or not? Let’s discover the answer together – Rafael Nadal is known as a professional tennis player, but he is also an avid poker player. Rafael Nadal loves poker so much that he is the new face of PokerStars. Nadal plays online poker at PokerStars as he travels the world on the tennis circuit. As one of the world’s best tennis player, Nadal is now bringing his title-winning experience and legendary competitive spirit to the poker tables. But, let’s find out more…
Rafael Nadal Poker Career, summary
Rafael Nadal hasn’t played until now any poker tournaments and has not taken part in any high stakes games. Why? It appears that Nadal prefers to play online, and if he does play at a real table, he seems to play at charity events. At some point, PokerStars set up a charity game between Rafa and the retired Brazilian footballer Ronaldo. The result – Ronaldo lost while Nadal won $50,000 for his charity, the Rafa Nadal Foundation.
“In poker, you need self-control, the ability to analyze your opponent and read the game to know when to go for it, a strategy that is not too dissimilar to tennis,” Nadal said after the game. “It was close for most of the match and I’m delighted to have won. I called all in on the final hand, which proved to be a good move.”
Even though Nadal wasn’t one of those active and poker ambassadors, when he played everyone looked. The amount of advertising that his name brought to the events where he participated was incredible, as some say.
To continue, one of the winning games everyone remembers took place in 2013 when he won his first international poker result. The event was, as usual in his case, a charity event – EPT Charity Challenge.
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