PIQ A CARD Barcelona stars Pique and Vidal win £500k in pro poker tournament with £25k buy-in

BARCELONA star Gerard Pique has proved he is not just an ace at football after winning £300,000 at a poker tournament.


Posted Thursday, August 29, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk

The former Manchester United defender helped his hometown club beat Real Betis 5-2 at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

PIQ A CARD Barcelona stars Pique and Vidal win £500k in pro poker tournament with £25k buy-in
Gerard Pique has shown he has pokers skills as well as football ones as he won £200,000 in a tournament
Credit:
Golders/@hernando_alex

PIQ A CARD Barcelona stars Pique and Vidal win £500k in pro poker tournament with £25k buy-in
Arturo Vidal also enjoyed his time at the table, winning £122,000 Credit: Golders/@hernando_alex

The next day Pique, 32, paid £22,000 to enter an event at the European Poker Tour in Barcelona.

He left feeling flush after finishing second from 70 entrants, scooping £320,000.

Pique's Barca team-mate Arturo Vidal also made the final table of the high roller tournament, collecting £122,000 for his fifth-place finish.

Spanish poker pro Juan Pardo beat Pique to claim the £446,000 first prize.

Pardo said: "I was like a little kid with Pique and Vidal at the tables.

"I am really happy. Everything went my way."

Pique has previously won around £500,000 from poker tournament.

Midfielder Vidal, 32, scored in Barca's win over Betis.

PIQ A CARD Barcelona stars Pique and Vidal win £500k in pro poker tournament with £25k buy-in
Unfortunately Pique couldn't win the tournament - that honour went to Juan Pardo Credit: Golders/@hernando_alex

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