Boris Becker And His Rising Success As A Poker Pro

German tennis ace Boris Becker has been busier than ever since retiring from professional tennis in June of 1999.
As well as being the principal owner of sports equipment manufacturer Völkl Inc, Becker has regularly appeared on BBC sports quiz shows, signed a deal with  Vodafone, launched Boris Becker TV, as well as publish his autobiography ‘The Player.’
The 42 year-old tennis prodigy with 49 career titles to his name is both highly competitive and motivated to succeed and apparently is showing a rather healthy profit since turning his attention to the poker world.
In November 2007, Becker joined Team PokerStars and announced at the time: “When I was still playing professional tennis, I started learning to play poker casually in-between games because it helped me to improve my concentration. Now I want to develop my poker skills and challenge myself to become really competitive at the highest levels in poker.”
As part of his deal with PokerStars, Becker continues to take part in various major poker tournaments, including the prestigious European Poker Tour. A few years on from his signing and Becker couldn’t resist giving us an update to his poker adventure and proclaimed on Wednesday;
“I won more money than I lost so far. But I won’t talk figures. Poker players don’t do that. They are a bit superstitious.”
Doing a bit of digging and we can at see that he has won at least $57,970 from live tournament events, including finishing 7th in 2008 at the €500 EPT Grand Final for $15,465, and a 32nd place finish in 2009 at the Five Star World Poker Classic for $40,855.
Without being able to see the tally for his cash games, or online MTT’s which he regularly enters, it is difficult to know the full extent of his earnings, although it is fair to assume he must be fairly proud of his achievement to announce that he was a winning player.
Congratulations to Boris on his success so far, although he certainly has a way to go if he is to match the $25 million he made during his 15 year tennis career on court.

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