Shane Warne bowled out of world’’s richest poker tournament

July 12th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, July 12 (ANI): He might have won many titles for his bowling skills on the cricket field, but when it came to world’’s richest poker tournament, Shane Warne has had to taste defeat.

The spin-king was bowled over on July 11 by an opponent holding all the aces in the match, which was held in Las Vegas.

He was knocked out of the tournament when a pair of 10s failed to measure up, but he was far from disgraced.

After three days of the World Series, he busted out only 70 places from the prize pool, finishing 740th of about 7000.

“Warnie is very disappointed but did extremely well in his first tournament,” the Herald Sun quoted a spokesman, as saying.

Warne left immediately for London.

In his final hand Warne faced a three-way showdown after being forced all-in.

He held the 10s while his rivals had a jack and nine and an ace and king.

The board ran ace, queen, three, four and eight, the ace enough to knock Warne out. (ANI)

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