It was another big plus PokerStars when they re-signed their association with the world superstar Neymar Jr. earlier this year as cultural ambassador.
For those who don’t know, Neymar Jr. is a big fan of poker and was recently seen at 2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo. He Paris Saint Germain i Selection of Brazil the striker also enjoys playing online poker and is excited to get on top of this year’s Online Poker Spring Championship (SCOOP) who is currently playing Spadie brand virtual felt.
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Famous football superstar for the SCOOP title
Neymar Jr.’s exploits on the football field have helped him win more than 20 trophies, including an Olympic gold medal, in the sport. However, an award that eludes the Brazilian is a poker victory. Neymar Jr. has done deep races at past SCOOP events and was asked about his chances of covering the distance this time.
“Yeah, I’ll win,” he laughed. “Every time you train, play and improve your game, you get closer and closer. So I think this year could be a winning year and at least I can do well.”
The 30-year-old also often plays with other Brazilian PokerStars ambassadors Andre Akkari i Rafael Moraeswith the latter being a former mentor of Neymar Jr. Although it seems that the student has become the teacher, at least according to the man himself.
Rafael Moares (left) and Andre Akkari (right)
“Lately, I’m ahead of both of you,” he smiled. “The last time we played, I beat them. We played a lot when we went to Brazil and they were two guys who became friends with me through poker.”
Nor was it lost to the footballer how beneficial it could be to have two poker titans in his corner.
“In every conversation we have, I learn from them. So I’m very proud to have two giant poker players who are my friends and have free classes, right?”
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Brazil illuminates EPT Monte Carlo
Lucas Scafini (left) and Marcelo Simoes Mesqueu (right)
A Brazilian who won his first major poker title recently was Marcelo Simoes Mesqueuwho reigned supreme in the EPT Monte Carlo € 5,300 Main Event. Mesqueu surpassed 1,073 entries to win the first place prize of € 939,840, as well as the first EPT Main Event title for Brazil. It surpassed that of Denmark Morten Hvam in the face game and was also inspired by Neymar Jr to propel him to victory.
Compatriot Lucas Scafini He also scored a great goal on the French Riviera, winning € 250,000 after defeating the French Riviera EPT Monte Carlo FPS main event a few days before Mesqueu’s heroism.
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New depositing PokerStars customers can claim a welcome voucher worth up to $ 600. Download PokerStars through PokerNews, create your free account and decide how much you want to earn. Your deposit match 100% up to $ 600 in the form of a bonus. In fact, the first three deposits during the first 60 days after making the first deposit are associated up to a combined total of $ 600.
Be sure to deposit $ 20 or more before May 26th if you want to win a seat to the main SCOOP event in our special freeroll.
The bonus is released on your playable balance in $ 10 increments each time you generate 180 exchange points, which in turn are earned at a rate of five for every $ 1 contributed to the rake of cash games or spent on fees of the tournament (6.5 points for £ 1, 5.5 points). for € 1, and four points for CAD $).
Calum Grant Editor and live reporter
Calum has been part of the PokerNews team since September 2021 after working in the UK energy industry. He played his first poker hand in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the game. Calum’s proudest poker hit is winning the only tournament he has ever played in Las Vegas, the prestigious $ 60 Flamingo night event.