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World Series Of Poker -- Paul Pierce Has Big Stack In $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

NBA Pro Poised To Make Deep Run In WSOP Event


Professional basketball player Paul Pierce was sparring with professional poker players on Saturday in Las Vegas — and was actually doing quite well.

Pierce made the trip to the 2013 World Series of Poker and entered the $10,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha championship, an event which always draws the best of the best.

At around 5 p.m. local time on Saturday, Piece had a stack of nearly 250,000, which put him as one of the top 10 stacks with 143 left.

On one hand, Piece turned a straight flush on a board reading 10Heart Suit 7Diamond Suit 4Diamond Suit 6Diamond Suit, and he crippled an opponent. Some in the room were considering the hand a slowroll because Pierce thought about the call briefly with the AHeart Suit 3Heart Suit 5Diamond Suit 3Diamond Suit.

Pierce has never cashed in a WSOP tournament before.

A total of 386 players put up the five-figure buy-in.

First place will walk away with $852,692 in prize money. The sum might not be as special for Pierce, as he makes more than $15 million a year playing basketball.

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