Boris Becker Signs w/ partypoker; Play Him 1-on-1 for $25,000

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Last week it was Sam Trickett; this week's it's Boris Becker.

Former online poker #1 partypoker continued its big push back into the spotlight with another big signing to its ambassador team announced today.

German tennis ace Becker, who picked up poker seriously in the last decade while still coaching world #1 Novak Djokovic, even brings his own unique promotion to the team.

Called Beat the Ace, partypoker players will get the chance to play in four $5,000 freerolls starting today, Dec. 5. The overall winner will then get to play Becker heads up live in Germany for up to $25,000.

Equal Drive at the Poker Table

If you grew up watching sports in the 80s Germany's Becker is as iconic a figure as it gets.

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Serious about poker, too.

The six-time Major singles winner became the youngest Wimbledon champion ever at the age of 17 and went on to spend the decade dominating the courts against legends Ivan Lendl and Stefan Edberg.

Becker says the competitive fire that drove him then hasn't changed:

“I am equally competitive at the poker table as I was on the tennis court, so I’m really excited to be partnering with partypoker and taking on players around the world.

"I learnt to play poker a long time ago; it’s a game of skill and perseverance, so I’m hoping to use my experience on the tennis court to my advantage. partypoker has some world class tournaments coming up and I look forward to playing online as well as live at the partypoker MILLIONS in April, so see you there!”

Previously a Friend of PokerStars Becker has played and held his own in plenty of Invitational tournaments and racked up $111k in live earnings, including a recent cash in the Devilfish Cup.

“It’s great to have Boris on board," adds Tom Waters, Group Head at partypoker, "as he is one of Germany’s, and indeed the world’s most notable sportsmen.

"Boris’ mental strength and desire to win will make him a tough competitor at the poker table, and I’m sure he’ll test our players as part of the partypoker Tennis Missions promotion!

£6 Million partypoker Millions Returns in April

Along with the addition of Becker to its team partypoker also announced the addition of an extra £1M to the next partypoker Millions prize pool this April.

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Action for everybody.

Now up to £6 Million it'll be the biggest ever guaranteed prize pool in Europe and guarantee a minimum of £1,000,000 to the winner.

The partypoker Millions will be hosted online on partypoker and live across the UK/internationally this winter and culminate with a live final at Dusk Till Dawn on April 18, 2017.

Joining Becker in helping push partypoker into the German market will be Jan-Peter Jachtmann, a WSOP bracelet winner in PLO and regular in the high-stakes cash games at King's Casino.

To open a new account and begin your qualifying towards the next partypoker Millions, check our review page here and sign up via the download link to receive an up to $500 sign-up bonus.

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