Security Attempts to Evict Neymar Jr. from the WSOP Tournament by Mistake

1 week ago
07:01
22 Jun

Neymar Jr., the renowned Paris Saint-Germain striker and PokerStars Cultural Ambassador made his World Series of Poker (WSOP) debut a week ago when he competed in Event # 26: $ 10,000 Limit Hold 'em Championship.

The soccer icon failed to cash in that event; however, less than a week later, he earned his first WSOP cash by finishing in the money in Event #41: $1,000 No-Limit Super Turbo Bounty Hold 'em. Neymar Jr. finished in 49th place out of 2,227 contestants and earned $3,959 in winnings.

Once the money bubble broke, tournament personnel attempted to confirm the field size. The WSOP staff instructed players to remain seated and fans to vacate the area. Neymar Jr. was standing at the rail talking with his pals, one of whom was PokerStars Team Pro Andre Akkari, while he contemplated the possibility of collecting his first WSOP cash.

A security officer, unaware that Neymar Jr. was playing, walked up to the group and stated, "Sorry guys, I have to send you out; you can't be here."

Neymar Jr. responded, "I'm playing," and returned to his seat. Neymar Jr. is a massive superstar, but shockingly, not everybody knows him!

Luckily, the security personnel did not throw him out, and neither did Akkari and crew, eager to rejoice with their guy as soon as a pronouncement over the public address system rang out, "Congratulations, players, you're in the money!"


The money bubble broke when a player was eliminated from Neymar Jr.'s table, as luck would have it. Even though he wasn't a part of it, he witnessed the action.

As per WSOP.com game updates, Neymar lost the remainder of his chips after shoving from the big blind with ace-two. He went against Wing Yam's ace-jack, who had a commanding lead over the international soccer player. Both players flopped an ace, but Yam's jack kicker held through the turn and river to eliminate Neymar.

Neymar Jr.had a successful week in Las Vegas Johan 'YoH ViraL' Guilbert posted a clip of Neymar Jr. hitting a straight flush in a private cash game at ARIA.


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Clinton Jacob Machoka, a full time online poker player and part time freelancer. A car enthusiast and a huge fan of RnB music.Read more

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