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Rafael Nadal

Screw Tennis ...

I'M GONNA DOMINATE POKER

11/26/2013 8:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Rafael Nadal is taking some time away from the court ... and heading to a casino in Prague ... where the tennis god will compete in his very first live poker tournament.

The 27-year-old tennis champ has signed up for a live charity poker tournament in the Czech Republic on December 12 as part of the European Poker Tour.

Rafa has been training with a poker coach and is taking the "sport" very seriously ... saying, "It's no secret that I love the competition and that's what I like about poker."

He added, "It's a game of skill that requires mental strength and the ability to out-think your opponents and in that way there are similarities to tennis. I have been playing poker online for almost 18 months and now I'm looking forward to the challenge of playing my first live tournament.."

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SoManyIdiots    

Nobody wants to comment on this? Rafa, your OCD will give you away in poker. It's called a "tell". Look it up. You get a good hand and you'll probably be picking at your butt, like you do before each serve. Not a good idea.

241 days ago
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Nostradamus    

Ahh, somany beat me to it!
Not to mention he started playing 18 months ago. This should be good.
The question is how much tennis prize money he will lose on the felted table...

240 days ago

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