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Jun 22, 2017

Team Belize Heads to World Series of Poker

Starting on Saturday, a group of Belizeans will once again participate in one of the prestigious poker tournaments at the Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas Nevada. The players, who hail Belmopan, San Pedro and Belize City, have earned their spot on Team Belize by winning smaller tournaments organized over the past year in the city. A News Five team will be covering their participation once again this year. We spoke to a few players heading out to represent Belize before they left today.


Adan Cal

Adan Cal, Team Belize Poker Player

“This year, we plan to do a lot better than last year. Last year I was a little too excited and I think that hold me back a lee bit. This year I feel lot less nervous and I am ready for it, ready to represent Belize ina this tournament.”


Marleni Cuellar

“Now a number of the players, like yourself, had to battle through a tournament in Belize to be able to become a part of the group. Tell me about that experience.”


Adan Cal

“We had about five tournaments; I believe it was five, that we had to advance. I advanced four out of the five so I feel pretty good about that. And then the last one that really count, I actually made it to the finals. That was nice. It was a good feeling. Yo feel like this is meant to be. So that was nice for me.”


Geev Abadi

Geev Abadi, Team Belize Poker Player

“Last years experience was really memorable. We had a lot of fund and we represented Belize well, in my opinion. And this year, I think it is only going to be better. We all feel really good about the trip this year; the team is a lot more experienced and as far as unity goes, we will be there for one another more that we were last year. I think we are going to be starting on two separate days as oppose to everybody starting the same day last year. So we are actually going to have another party rooting for us while we are at the party. At the end of the day, same thing as last year, we are there to have fun and I am pretty sure we will do a lot better than we did last year.”

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