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Vanessa Selbst Beats Rafael Nadal in Heads-up Match

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Last year, tennis star Rafael Nadal showed just how far he’s come in poker by winning a 6-player charity event at EPT Prague. But has he become good enough to beat two-time WSOP champion Vanessa Selbst in a heads-up match? PokerStars pros faced off at Casino de Monte Carlo The two PokerStars pros faced off at Casino de Monte Carlo to benefit CARE International. Given that this was just Nadal’s first live HU match, it’s little surprise that Selbst emerged victorious. But she admits that the cards also helped her out as she told PokerStars… Rafa played a great game, …

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Weekly Flop: Rafa gets a Win for Poker, Pappas Prevails, Poker Princess Guilty

    Call it beginner’s luck (or a small field), but Rafael Nadal aced his first live poker tournament… Chalk up a win for John Pappas and online poker versus Las Vegas Sands… Molly “The Poker Princess” Bloom had her day in court and pleaded guilty. Check out all three of these stories in the Weekly Flop. Rafael Nadal wins EPT Prague Celebrity Tourney, Poker wins Too You don’t exactly flip on the nightly news and see Erik Seidel or Dan Smith playing poker during the sports segment. So poker often relies on the occasional celebrity happening to interest the …

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Weekly Flop: Bitcoin rising, Rafa ready, Trickett gets own Room

Often hailed as the future of online poker banking, Bitcoin got a positive boost from the US government for once….The world’s number one tennis player, Rafael Nadal, is finally ready to step out from behind his laptop and play some live poker….And the second biggest winner in poker tournament history, Sam Trickett, was recently honored with his own room. Let’s analyze all of these stories in this edition of the Weekly Flop. Bitcoin finally gets some Love from the US Government Depending on how you look at it, the US government has either been online poker’s biggest enemy or its …

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Rafael Nadal takes on Poker Players at French Open

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Despite being in hot pursuit of his fourth straight French Open title, tennis star Rafael Nadal recently took some time to play in a poker tournament at Roland Garros. And this wasn’t just any tournament, but…

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Rafael Nadal returns to Tennis Court with Poker Lessons Learned

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After suffering a painful knee injury at Wimbledon seven months ago, Rafael Nadal returned to the tennis courts with a vengeance at the Monte Carlo Masters. But while the seven-time French Open winner’s tennis career may be in full swing again, he’s still thinking about online poker. As many poker players know, Nadal signed a mega-deal with PokerStars last year. And it was the perfect time to do so because the Spaniard had ample time to learn the game with his injury layoff. He told TennisTalk, “I learnt to play poker. I did not understand the game, and now I …

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What does the Ronaldo PokerStars Signing mean for Poker?

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PokerStars recently made big news after they signed former Brazilian footballer Ronaldo Nazario to a deal. Ronaldo will join current tennis star Rafael Nadal, women’s field hockey player Fatima Moreira de Melo, skier Marcus Hellner and tennis legend Boris Becker on Team PokerStars SportsStars. Ronaldo is widely regarded as the greatest striker ever since he holds the World Cup record for goals with 15. He also helped Brazil win World Cup titles in 1994 and 2002 and was named the FIFA Player of the Year three times. Unfortunately, he was forced to retire from football in 2011 due to various …

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Hang out with Rafael Nadal through PokerStars

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If you were going to spend a day with a world-famous celebrity, there are few better to choose from than tennis superstar Rafael Nadal. “The King of Clay” is one of the greatest tennis players of all-time and has set numerous records in the game. And even if tennis isn’t your thing, you have to admit that hanging out with Nadal would give you some good stories to brag about. Assuming you’d love to rub elbows with a major celebrity, PokerStars is giving you an excellent chance to do exactly this through the “Rafa Dream Day” promotion. Dream Day will …

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Vicky Coren talks poker with Rafael Nadal

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A few weeks ago, Rafael Nadal became the biggest signing in online poker history when he confirmed a deal with PokerStars. But since that time, we haven’t really had a chance to hear what Nadal thinks about poker and how he fits into the game. However, PokerStars pro Victoria Coren recently gave us some insight into the matter when she sat down with the tennis legend for an exclusive interview. Here’s a look at some of the more interesting topics that Victoria Coren and Rafael Nadal discussed… Coren: What interests you about Poker? Nadal: Well it’s something new for me. …

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