Gerard Piqué and Neymar Jr. were each able to take a little time off from their busy schedules at FC Barcelona in order to play in a few events at the EPT Barcelona Festival recently. Included in the list of events the duo played was the High Roller event, one of the biggest and most challenging events on the European poker schedule.
Sadly, neither superstar was able to earn any results during their time at Casino Barcelona. Neymar Jr. will have to wait a little longer for his first score on the live tournament circuit. As for Piqué, he actually earned a pair of results at EPT Barcelona back in 2013, including a 19th place finish in the High Roller event.
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