He’s been preparing with PokerStars for a while now, and now it’s time for Rafael Nadal to put his poker skills to use at the European Poker Tour Charity Challenge in Prague. Rafa posed Thursday with Canadian professional poker player Daniel Negreanu, former Ukrainian soccer player Andriy Schevchenko, Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo, former Italian skier Alberto Tomba and former Dutch field hockey player Fatima Moreiro de Melo.
During the press event for the tournament, Rafa said: “My life is still tennis, playing poker I have fun. I am learning, but at the same time I try to … be competitive.”
UPDATED: Rafa beat world no.1 poker player Daniel Negreanu to win the charity poker tournament! It was his first-ever live poker event, and Rafa said after: “I had fun. I had a great experience here playing with friends, playing for a good cause, for charity.”
Also, loved this picture with Ronaldo that Rafa tweeted:
Talking about the strategy of the Prague poker tournament with my friend Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/H0r32yHjWD
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) December 12, 2013
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