The Paris Saint-Germain FC and Brazilian national team forward has used the period between the end of the World Cup and beginning of the French Ligue 1 to improve his bluffing skills and make some money. After failing to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup final, he managed to reach the finals in the High Roller BSOP tournament in São Paulo for the first time in his poker career.
NÃO QUERO DINHEIRO… Prêmio do campeão do High Roller do @BSOPoficial SP representa pouco mais de um dia de salário de @neymarjr https://t.co/KR2Apzitc6 @PokerStarsBR #PokerStars #BSOPSP pic.twitter.com/ETQGEP7pnN— SuperPoker ♠♥♣♦ (@SuperPoker) 24 июля 2018 г.
In this tournament, Neymar is one of nine players left in the tournament, which initially had 288 participants. The world’s most expensive footballer player, whose monthly salary at PSG equals $3.5 million, is assured to leave with at least $9,500; however, he can hope for a check of $91,000. The final round is to take place on July 25.
RETINHA FINAL!!! @neymarjr avança para a mesa final do High Roller do @BSOPoficial SP e terá transmissão do SuperPoker https://t.co/SzxxhSzAtc @PokerStarsBR #BSOP #PokerStars pic.twitter.com/jdrCiTxCth— SuperPoker ♠♥♣♦ (@SuperPoker) 24 июля 2018 г.
According to the French broadcaster BFM TV, Neymar has been a big poker fan for some time. Last April, he reportedly watched PSG play against Monaco in the French Championship, while playing an online poker game from Brazil, where he recovered after an ankle injury.