Former Patriot/Raider Richard Seymour Wins Large Cash Taking part in Poker


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Former NFL Defensive Lineman Richard Seymour.

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 among the finest defensive gamers the Raiders had when he was despatched to Oakland. Richard Seymour proved to be among the finest 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 Large Cash Taking part in Poker

For people who don’t observe skilled poker enjoying, the World Sequence of Poker, or WSOP, foremost occasion is the most important occasion that the poker world sees. Anyone can play, however the buy-in is $10,000. Not precisely the sort of cash any person has laying round. Although the buy-in value is steep, it’s nothing in comparison with how a lot cash you may win. The primary place winner for this yr’s occasion will get $10 million and a shiny gold bracelet as a trophy. Plus, in case 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 yr there are 8,569 entrants so moving into the payout bracket isn’t very simple. Nevertheless, Richard Seymour made it surprisingly far.

“I actually get to compete from a psychological intelligence standpoint, whereas increasing and rising with the sport,” Seymour instructed ESPN in 2017. “I’ve all the time thought that the sport of poker was about folks, relationships and conditions the place you must make actually good selections on the spot. I’m fascinated with poker and actually benefit from the recreation.”

Seymour has truly change into fairly a prolific poker participant since he left the NFL. Based on 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. Based on Celeb Internet Value, Seymour is price $21.6 million. Seymour has made headlines this yr by inserting 131st within the WSOP foremost 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 foremost occasion. The final Corridor-of-Fame poker participant to win the principle occasion was Carlos Mortenson all the way in which again in 2001.

Although Seymour didn’t win, he nonetheless made $59,295 from the endeavor. Not dangerous, contemplating it solely price him $10,000 to enter. Seymour continues to be comparatively new to the skilled poker scene, however he’s already beginning to flip heads. Don’t be shocked to listen to extra about Seymour’s poker adventures within the close to future.

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