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BSOP High Roller Final Table Delayed For Neymar Jr. to Attend a Wedding, Neymar Finishes 6th While Affif Prado Wins Title For R$341,050

BSOP High Roller Final Table Delayed For Neymar Jr. to Attend a Wedding
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  • PG News July 26, 2018
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The R$7,000 ($1,850 USD) High Roller at the 2018 Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) witnessed surprise participation from the star attraction of the Brazilian National Football Team – Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior aka Neymar Jr. (cover image).

The event had pooled in 288 entrants including Neymar and five of his friends. Following 12 hours of gruelling action, the field was reduced to 19 survivors with Neymar placed fourth in chips with a stack of 1.391 Million. He eventually managed to reach the final table and was sixth in chips with 1,930,000 in his bag.

However, the forward from Paris Saint-Germain had a wedding to attend on Tuesday night where he was the best man! In a great act of fair play, the other eight finalists unanimously decided to extend the High Roller by a day so that the football star could attend the wedding and fulfil his best man duties. The BSOP too decided to bigheartedly cover all the extra expenses of the finalists for extending their stay, including hotel rooms and flight changes.

Final Table Chip Counts

1. Alejandro Lopez – 2,725,000

2. Wender Oliveira – 2,595,000

3. Bruno Marino – 2,260,000

4. Affif Prado – 2,015,000

5. Daniel Croce – 1,960,000

6. Neymar Jr. – 1,930,000

7. Oscar Alache – 1,520,000

8. Eyal Benshimon – 1,310,000

9. Lucas Tabarin – 1,205,000

When play finally resumed on Wednesday, Neymar’s deep run unfortunately ended in sixth place for R$79,440 (~₹14.79 Lakhs). The event was ultimately taken down by the current BSOP Player of the Year Affif Prado, who took home the top prize of R$341,050 (~₹63.50 Lakhs), while Oscar Alache finished runner-up for R$226,750 (~₹42.22 Lakhs).

The final table was live streamed by the YouTube channel SuperPoker.

Affif Prado
Affif Prado

Final Table Results (R$)

1. Affif Prado – R$341,050

2. Oscar Alache – R$226,750

3. Daniel Croce – R$165,850

4. Bruno Marino – R$133,880

5. Wender Cezar – R$104,960

6. Neymar Jr. – R$79,440

7. Alejandro Lopez – R$58,350

8. Eyal Benshimon – R$42,870

9. Lucas Tabarin – R$35,550

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