June 13, 2022 Jon Sofen
Senior Editor U.S.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) always brings out some celebrities, but it's hard to find a bigger international superstar than the great Neymar Jr., a PokerStars Cultural Ambassador who took a shot at a gold bracelet on Sunday.
Paris Saint-Germain's legendary forward entered Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship, but he was unable to cash or even reach Day 2. He wasn't the only non-poker celeb in the 92-player field. FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver, who was a limit hold'em pro many years ago, also showed up to play, and fared about as well as the soccer legend.
While it was the first time he competed in a gold bracelet event, it wasn't the first time Neymar...