Ben Sin
Monday March 17th, 2014


Last November, we wrote about Rafael Nadal trying his hand in his first live poker tournament—an event he would go on to win. Seems the top-ranked tennis superstar is so confident in his second career that he’s ready to challenge the world.

For an hour on Wednesday, March 19, at 5:30 ET, anyone can log-on and play poker against Nadal. The Spaniard will get a point for every hand he wins, while “the world” will notch the score if Nadal loses. The play-money tournament is all in good fun and benefits a good cause, as event sponsor PokerStars will donate $100 per winning hand by the higher-scoring side to Care International. Nadal will be playing out of Miami, where he’s set to compete, for real money, in the Sony Open this weekend.

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