Following the early-group stage elimination of Spain from the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup, defender Gerard Pique was seen taking part in the annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
Pique, who was up 140,000 in tournament chips at the tournament, has however been knocked out by American player Michael Aron at the end of the second day in the tournament.
Speaking to PokerNews after his victory against the Barcelona superstar, Aron expressed his excitement:
Pique is an avid poker player, and has made a career earning of about $87,288, and holds the 143rd spot in the Spanish All time Money list.
ESPN’s Andrew Feldman has been covering the WSOP closely
According to the tournament’s official website, this is how the showdown between the two went down:
“On a board of 4x, 3x, 2x and 6x with over 40,000 in the middle, Michael Aron bet 38,000. Gerard Pique jammed-all-in over the top and Aron called.
Aron tabled 5x and 5x for a straight and Pique showed 4x and 4x for a flopped set. The river was a blank and Pique was sent to the exit.”Published 10 Jul 2014, 12:10 IST