Shane Warne Implodes at 2016 WSOP Main Event

After retiring from international cricket in 2007, Shane Warne subsequently became a sponsored ambassador for gambling site 888poker from 2008 to 2015, before joining his current sponsor DafaBet. Naturally, the former Aussie cricket star knows well the challenges associated with poker, and since 2009 has notched up just $93,571 in live earnings.
That sum barely covers the $90,000 he has spent entering the WSOP Main Event over the past nine years, and the 46 year-old’s frustrations started to show this week after he stumped up the $10,000 entry fee for this year’s marquee tournament. Despite getting an “annoying draw” with top pro Daniel Negreanu seated at his table, Warne got off to a solid start and tweeted:
“Great 1st level on day 2. Started with 44k (chips not $). Have 72k now. Feeling good !! Let’s do this @Dafabet #WSOP #Main Event”
Warne then managed to increase his stack further to 105k before things started to head south after getting “rivered for a set over set then rivered again by a straight to my 2 pair! 82k”. That was just the start of Warne’s misadventure, though, and as he later teeted:
“Never been so angry in all my life. Got Aces two hand in a row & both cracked. Once by 2 pair (KQ). Next hand 6’s found a 6 on the flop !”
Warne then turned his mounting anger on the game of poker itself, tweeting that he was “still in shock”, and that he would punch anyone on the chin who told him that poker required skill to win, tweeting; “..game of skill my arse, get f#@?#%”
Warne’s anger subsequently gave way to disbelief as the cricketer questioned whether anyone had suffered such terrible luck in the Main Event’s whole 46 year run, stating:
“Has it ever happened in the history of the #WSOP main event that a player gets Aces 2 hands in a row & both get cracked ? ”
In the end, however, the fiery Aussie eventully managed to calm back down, don his poker face, before expressing his hopes of making it through the day with at least some of his chips still remaining.

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