Sport Stars are also PokerStars

Posted  Jan 21, 2011

Did you ever dream of facing the legendary Boris Becker in tennis court? Or scoring a goal against Italian no.1 goalie, Gianluigi Buffon? Or perhaps dinner with Fatima Moreira de Melo after practicing hockey together? Well, that might never happened, but you always get the chance to challenge all those sport stars for a poker match.

Boris Becker, Gigi Buffon, Fatima Moreira de Melo, along with Sebastien Chabal, Mats Sundin, and Gael Monfils are sport stars who also joined the PokerStars team. PokerStars is the largest online poker cardroom in the world, which allows you to challenge all the available players from your home. To do that, you need to get your PokerStars Bonus Code and sign up first. But before you do that, let's learn again about the above sport legends:

Boris Becker

Retired in 1999, Boris Becker is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, an Olympic gold medalist, and the youngest-ever winner of the men's singles title at Wimbledon at the age of 17. He collected US $25,080,956 prize money from tennis, which is currently the 5th all-time leader in earnings.

He’s been playing poker for the past few years and is fast becoming a regular face on the live scene. His biggest career cash so far came at the PokerStars EPT Season 4 Grand Final in Monte Carlo, where he picked up $18,672 for finishing 7th in the €500 No Limit Hold’em side event.

Find him in the cardroom under the screen name 'Boris Becker'.

Gianluigi Buffon

Still an active football player, Gianluigi Buffon has maintain his position as Italian no.1 goalkeeper since he made his first cap in 1997, when he was 19. He has won the 2006 FIFA World Cup and is considered by many fans and experts to be one of most dominant and successful goalkeepers in recent history. Currently playing in Juventus, Buffon has also been named the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year a record eight times.

He's now trying his hand at poker, and has been popping up at PokerStars event around Europe in recent months. A true inspiration for players across Italy and beyond, he will be looking to transfer the same success he's had in goal to the poker tables.

Get your PokerStars Bonus Code and find him playing online under the screen name 'gigibuffon'.

Fatima Moreira de Melo

She is a Dutch field hockey player and has played 191 international matches for her national team, where she has scored 30 times. Playing as striker, Fatima Moreira de Melo was part of the Dutch squad that became World Champion at the 2006 Women's Hockey World Cup and which won the 2007 Champions Trophy. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing she won an olympic gold medal with the Dutch national team beating China in the final 2-0.

Fatima is now a member of Team PokerStars SportStars and is looking forward to representing her homeland in the biggest live and online poker events. You can find her playing online using the screen name ‘FatimaDeMelo’.

So, do you interesting in joining them in cardroom? You might want to sign up via, where you can get your PokerStars Marketing Code, which will net you a 100% deposit bonus, up to $600! Best of all, each new user will be granted access to an extra $1,000 every single month in exclusive tournaments which consist of freerolls and money added tournaments!

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