It’s been some time since former defensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots Richard Seymour has made any headlines. The seven-time professional bowler was a monster on protection throughout his 12 seasons within the NFL. He received three Tremendous Bowls as a key participant on the Patriots and was the most effective defensive gamers the Raiders had when he was despatched to Oakland. Richard Seymour proved to be the most effective defensive gamers within the NFL throughout his profession however seems he could also be simply nearly as good at one thing else.
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Richard Seymour Wins Huge Cash Enjoying Poker
For people who don’t observe skilled poker enjoying, the World Collection of Poker, or WSOP, most important occasion is the most important occasion that the poker world sees. Anyone can play, however the buy-in is $10,000. Not precisely the form of cash someone has laying round. Although the buy-in worth is steep, it’s nothing in comparison with how a lot cash you’ll be able to win. The primary place winner for this 12 months’s occasion will get $10 million and a shiny gold bracelet as a trophy. Plus, when you make it to the highest 1,286, you begin to get cash, so it’s not solely the highest finishers that may make some money. This 12 months there are 8,569 entrants so entering into the payout bracket isn’t very simple. Nonetheless, Richard Seymour made it surprisingly far.
“I actually get to compete from a psychological intelligence standpoint, whereas increasing and rising with the sport,” Seymour informed ESPN in 2017. “I’ve at all times thought that the sport of poker was about folks, relationships and conditions the place it’s important to make actually good choices on the spot. I’m fascinated with poker and actually benefit from the sport.”
Seymour has really grow to be fairly a prolific poker participant since he left the NFL. In response to The Hendon Mob, Richard Seymour has made $638,293 in his profession as a poker participant. Not dangerous for a person who was already rolling within the dough after a profitable soccer profession. In response to Movie star Web Price, Seymour is value $21.6 million. Seymour has made headlines this 12 months by putting 131st within the WSOP most important occasion. Contemplating he beat out 8,438 gamers, that’s a reasonably spectacular feat. Attributable to how unpredictable poker may be, it’s uncommon for skilled poker gamers to make it far within the WSOP most important occasion. The final Corridor-of-Fame poker participant to win the primary occasion was Carlos Mortenson all the way in which again in 2001.
Regardless that Seymour didn’t win, he nonetheless made $59,295 from the endeavor. Not dangerous, contemplating it solely price him $10,000 to enter. Seymour remains to be comparatively new to the skilled poker scene, however he’s already beginning to flip heads. Don’t be stunned to listen to extra about Seymour’s poker adventures within the close to future.
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