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Boris Becker Signs With Team PokerStars

Tennis Great Will Play in EPT Events

PokerStars has signed one of the most popular athletes in European history to its team. Boris Becker, the German tennis player who still holds the record as the youngest player to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon when he won at 17, joins Daniel Negreanu, Joe Hachem, Barry Greenstein, and others on Team PokerStars, and is the only non-professional poker player on the team.Boris Becker

Like most of Team PokerStars' members, Becker is planning on playing in many of the European Poker Tour events that are sponsored by PokerStars.

Through both the EPT and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), PokerStars is expanding its brand from the online world to the business of live, big buy-in televised events. Becker is a bona-fide European celebrity who's been in the spotlight since 1985, when he won Wimbledon.

According to Becker, he is serious about becoming a world-class poker player.

"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," Becker said through PokerStars' website. "Now, I want to develop my poker skills and challenge myself to become really competitive at the highest levels in poker."

The first tournaments he plans on playing are the German Poker Open (Jan. 29-Feb. 2) and the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo (April 12-17).

There are seven more events scheduled for the fourth season of the EPT, which is now taking place, and qualifiers for these events are running around the clock on PokerStars. Click here to take advantage of a deposit bonus offered through


over 14 years ago

Another Celeb Type playing Poker..Great for the Pros..Mo Money ...Mo money... Mo Money....


over 14 years ago

I wish him luck. Must be fun


over 14 years ago the guy sucks at poker? LOL.