Video from Rafa’s first poker lesson.
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14 Jul 2012 | by miri | 13 Comments
OMG is he actually serious about it?
Hey, if the objective is to win then you bet he’s serious!
Yup, looks like it.
I don’t think this is gonna be a successful foray for Rafa — not unless he decides he wants an Olympic medal in it and trains heroically. If he takes a seat at an actual, real-life table, he’d best wear a bag over his head or else raise that eyebrow at every single bid.
Lots of opportunities here for humor, though …
Opportunities for humor is right! No way is Rafa going to be a poker master, but his fans are going to tune in in droves to watch him look cute as he fumbles his way through the game. ;)
Indeed there is no way Rafa can remain poker faced.
I haven’t even watched the video yet and I’m already cracking up! Can you play poker online w/o being able to see the other players’ faces? It’s the only chance he’s got.
I haven’t even watched the video yet and I’m already cracking up! Can you play poker online w/o being able to see the other players’ faces? That might work.
He had better have uncle Toni at his side giving him dirty looks and telling him to have a buen cara. Otherwise he is just too expressive. The fistpumps will certainly give the game away.
Well, Rafa’s certainly smart enough to learn the percentages for the different combinations and how to figure odds on completing hands, but it depends on his motivation. He might be really good at reading folks and catching “tells” at a live table, but I hope he doesn’t plan on playing without his coach next to him. Not, at least, before the guy explains “aces” and “deuces” to him.
Rafa without fistpumps and jumpin’ is just not Rafa. I can’t wait for “Vamos” to ring through the casino … Poker headband, anyone?
Are we looking at Rafa’s next career? I pray that his knees will get better soon. A poker match will be such a bore! :D
I think he’s adorkable in that video. Too cute for words. :)
Missing him so bad… But this video completely put my heart as eases…. Xoxo
Dont worry our boy can bluff his way through any poker game. He won the Aussie Open when his knees were KILLING him.
Playing whilst injured…Thats the biggest bluff you can ever make.
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