Barcelona stars Pique and Vidal win £500k in pro poker tournament with £25k buy-in – The Sun

BARCELONA star Gerard Pique has proved he is not just an ace at football by winning £300,000 at a poker tournament.

The former Manchester United defender helped his hometown club beat Real Betis 5-2 at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

The next day Pique, 32, paid £22,000 to enter an event at the European Poker Tour in Barcelona.

He left feeling flush after finishing second from 70 entrants, scooping £320,000.

Pique's Barca clubmate Arturo Vidal also made the final table of the high roller tournament, collecting £122,000 for his fifth-place finish.

Spanish poker pro Juan Pardo beat Pique to claim the £446,000 first prize.

Pardo said: "I was like a little kid with Pique and Vidal at the tables.

"I am really happy. Everything went my way."

Pique has previously won around £500,000 from poker tournament.

Midfielder Vidal, 32, scored in Barca's win over Betis.

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