€5,300 Main Event

Ronaldo's Ready to Go

[user20283] • Level 1: 50-100, 0 ante

Poker and football fans around the world will get a kick out of this, as Team PokerStars SportsStar Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima - or Ronaldo for short - is here playing in the EPT Grand Final.

Ronaldo had a deep run in the 2015 PCA Main Event, finishing in 26th place for $42,180, but poker's been a game he loves for many, many years.

As a part of Team PokerStars, Ronaldo's playing this event and it's a given that he'll be taken lots of photos - on top of signing autographs - as the former football star is one of the most famous former athletes in the world.

Dubbed' the phenomenon' Ronaldo played 98 matches for the Brazilian national team, winning the World Cup in 2002 after defeating Germany in the finals. Ronaldo scored twice in the final and took home the Golden Boot as well. With 62 goals Ronaldo is the second highest scorer in Brazilian football history.

On the felt we just saw Ronaldo get into it right away, raising to 300 from the button. Both blinds made the call and the flop brought out {9-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{J-Spades} on which the action was checked to the initial raiser. Ronaldo bet 400 and only the small blind called.

The turn brought the {Q-Hearts} and now the small blind check-called 400. The {7-Spades} completed the board and Ronaldo folded quickly after his opponent bet 1,300. After losing a little pot, Ronaldo sits just below the starting stack in the first level of the day.

Ronaldo BR 28,000

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