PokerStars gives fans of the tennis legend a chance to compete against
him at a unique two-day poker and tennis experience
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Have you ever dreamed of trying your
hand against sporting great Rafa Nadal in a series of skill and
strategy games? Do you think you've got what it takes to beat an elite
athlete who simply hates losing? Now's your chance as PokerStars is
giving all fans the opportunity to compete against Rafa Nadal in both
tennis and poker in Majorca this December in a unique experience called
the Rafa Nadal Dream Day.
From September 24, Canadian fans of Rafa Nadal can compete in free
online tournaments at www.pokerstars.net with one winner earning the opportunity to meet Rafa in Spain. Not only
will winners meet the sporting legend himself but they will also
receive a poker tutorial from his personal poker coach, spend time with
him on the court and have the chance to compete - and possibly beat -
Rafa Nadal in his new sport of poker. This is a rare opportunity for
fans to get such unrivalled access to a sporting superstar, spending
time with Rafa where he grew up and still lives, with the opportunity
to see how he relaxes outside the sport of tennis. What is even more
incredible is that each of them could return from the experience and be
able to say to friends 'I beat Rafa Nadal.'
Not that Rafa Nadal wants it that way. "It's always an amazing
experience when I meet my fans, but I've never done anything like this
before. I've spent time with them signing things and posing for photos
but here they will actually be trying to beat me. This is something
totally new for me," Nadal said.
"I'm a very competitive person, you know, so if I'm on court, playing
computer games or playing poker I just don't like losing and I always
try to win. I'm still a beginner at this sport but I've got my poker
coach so by the time I get to play against my fans I hope I'll be
prepared. It's going to be a lot of fun but I'll be honest, I don't
want to lose!"
The Rafa Nadal Dream Day experience will be held on the December 1 and
2, 2012 in Majorca. The prize will include flights and accommodation
for winners along with all meals and refreshments during the trip. Full
details on this incredible once-in-a-lifetime prize and how to enter
can be found at www.pokerstars.net. Not a poker ace? Don't worry, Rafa wasn't either, but it is easy to
learn, plus you can get help online with free guides and videos
The partnership between PokerStars and Rafa Nadal builds on previous
relationships with some of the world's greatest sports stars, including
Boris Becker, Sebastien Chabal, Gianluigi Buffon and Mats Sundin.
PokerStars.net operates the world's most popular online poker site and serves the
world's largest poker community, with more than 49 million registered members. It's the first choice of the world's top players, with more daily
tournaments than anywhere else and with the best security online.
Recent additions to the PokerStars family include PokerStars.eu,
PokerStars.dk, PokerStars.fr, PokerStars.it, PokerStars.be and
PokerStars.ee, which operate in Malta, Denmark, France, Italy, Belgium,
Estonia and Spain respectively, under separate government licenses.
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