Boris Becker Becomes Partypoker AmbassadorDecember 6, 2016 12:18 pm
Since retiring as a professional tennis player, Boris Becker has pursued his love of poker and from 2007 to 2013 was sponsored as a member of PokerStars’ Team SportStar. Now the former world Number 1 tennis player has just signed on to represent another major online poker brand, partypoker.
In order to celebrate Boris Becker becoming partypoker’s newest ambassador, the site has organized a special promotion in his honor called Beat The Ace. As a result, Partypoker players will now have the opportunity to enter four $5,000 freerolls, with the ultimate winner then competitng heads-up against Becker for a prize of up to $25,000.
After announcing his signing, Tom Waters, Group Head at partypoker, praised Becker for being one of the “world’s most notable sportsmen”, and stated that his sponsorship also coincided with partypoker’s aim of expanding its poker offering in Germany. Elaborating further, Waters commented:
“Boris’ mental strength and desire to win will make him a tough competitor at the poker table, and I’m sure he’ll test our players as part of the partypoker Tennis Missions promotion!”
Since 2008, Boris Becker has earned $111,417 playing live poker tournaments, with his biggest score recorded in Las Vegas after finishing the 2009 WPT $25,500 Championship Event in 40th place for a $40,855 payday. In October of this year, Becker also enjoyed a good run at the £5,000 WPT UK Festival, where he finished in 13th place out of 161 players for £15,000 ($18,278).
In addition to promoting partypoker, Becker is also throwing his support behind the Global Poker Index, and said that he would be helping to bring its ranking system more to the attention of the public. As he then explained:
“There are a lot of similarities between tennis and poker. Tennis rankings have been instrumental in turning tennis players into superstars recognized the world over. I hope to be able to help do the same for poker and poker players.”