While the Main Event rages on, a special space in the front of the tournament area has been sectioned off for an event with Brazilian football (or soccer, to those in the US) legend and member of Team PokerStars SportStar, Ronaldo. Ronaldo, a legend in the football world, is considered by many to be one of the greatest to ever play the game. Today, Ronaldo has stopped by the Casino Barcelona to test his competitive nature in a different aspect.
Ronaldo, members of Team PokerStars Pro, and three PokerStars.es qualifiers are currently participating in a single table event called the Phenomenon Table. This table, named after the popular moniker of "the phenomenon" that Ronaldo adopted due to his stellar football skills, also houses the likes of Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Vanessa Selbst, Leo Margets and 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel. As the event began, an excited Duhamel tweeted the following:
Ronaldo and I playing some poker in Barcelona!! Thanks @PokerStars for the invite! http://t.co/R3yrk1XbjVFollow @JonathanDuhamel
This special event has been put on to promote Ronaldo's appearance here at the EPT Barcelona. Fans around the room have been excited to see the football legend and may even have the chance to play with him later in the week, as he'll be participating in Event #8: €2k No-Limit Hold'em Turbo.