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Pique and Vidal, Barcelona Football Stars Win £500k in Pro Poker Tournament

The teammates Gerald Pique and Arturo Vidal of Barcelona football team paired up and won £500k together in a European poker tournament. They are not only good on the field but also on the poker table.

At Casino Barcelona, Pique, the world cup winner is placed second in the single-day High Roller Coaster category. In La Liga, he also helped his club to a 5-2 victory against Real Betis. He played for 90 minutes over Real Betis of Camp Nou debut which was bannered by Antoine Greizmann’s brace.

On the other hand, Arturo Vidal made the final table of the high roller tournament. He won £122,000 after finishing his fifth place.

Juan Pardo is a Spanish poker pro who beat Pique for claiming the first prize of £446,000. According to Pardo, Pique and Vidal were great on the tables, and he was like a kid in front of them, and he is happy that everything went his way. Pique got $39,474.49 from the field of 70 entrants, and he had ended up as a runner up to the countryman Pardo.

According to the event sponsor PokerStars, Pique won more than half a million euros in high-level tournaments.

At Camp Nou, the midfielder with three points netted the final goal, and the cash is contributed as well to a memorable two days. Pique appeared for the 500th time in the match for Barca. For the club’s appearance, he sits eighth time with Xavi, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol, and Miguel.

On the other hand, Vidal is in the middle of the second season with the Catalan club which was combined from Bayern Munich in the previous season.  There was an up and down start by the Barcelona, overbalancing the Real Betis after defeating Athletic Bilbao in the opener. The Catalans were in 1-0 loss without Messi. Aritz Aduriz fired a strike to lock the victory.

Gerald Pique and Arturo Vidal are both incredible footballers as well as poker players. It is a great achievement for them to reach to the finals out of 70 participants. They finished the poker match as runner up and only beaten by the professional Juan Pardo.

Janice Graziano

Janice has joined Times of Casino team as a casino news writer. Along with writing, she is additionally a content manager. Janice has over five years of experience in inscribing. Her zealousness for casino and online gaming draw her to casino industry. In her spare time, she relishes playing online poker games.

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