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Boris Becker Takes Part in €111,111 High Roller Event at WSOPE

Written By: Maya Michaels | November 8, 2017 | Posted In Poker News

Former tennis star, Boris Becker, has reportedly entered a poker tournament hopping to win €4 million and solve his money problems.

Becker played High Roller Event at World Series of Poker Europe held at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic on November 7 but he didn’t win. The prize was €4 million and the event had a €111,111 buy-in but reportedly, Becker paid only €10,000 won in previous poker tournaments in August while his sponsor, Party Poker, covered the rest.

Becker fell short of the money on the eighth level and dropped out. The competition was really tough though. Canadian Daniel Negreanu who has won $33 million in live tournaments and was ranked as the best player of the decade in 2014 was among his rivals. Fedor Holz, last year’s winner at WSOPE and American Eric Seidel who has won $32 million throughout his career were also participating.

Dominic Nitsche from Germany won the tournament and scooped his fourth WSOP bracelet and first since a $1,000 buy-in Hold’em event in 2014 in Las Vegas. Nitsche, a member of German poker invasion, outlasted 132 players at second high-roller charity event at WSOPE in Chech Republic. He won whopping €3,487,463. Fellow German Andreas Eiler came second and scooped €2,155,418 while Mikita Badziakousi was third and pocketed €1,521,312.

Boris Becker, 49-year-old former tennis player, once had a fortune of more than $130 million but he filed for bankruptcy in June this year.

This three-time Wimbledon champion and six-time Grand Slam winner lost his fortune after some bad business deals. Going through divorce from his model wife Lily after 8 years of marriage just put him in even worse shape financially.

Rumor has it he is in debt of some €50 million but he claimed to be only €3.34 million in debts. He could be even forced to sell his Wimbledon trophies that have been ordered to stay in his London home in case they are seized and sold in auction. Becker took a job in August as a head of German Tennis Federation which is the largest of its kind in the world.

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