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Paul Pierce Eliminated from World Series of Poker

Paul Pierce at the World Series of Poker (By Oskar Garcia, AP)

With NBA lockout negotiations not going so well, Celtics captain Paul Pierce is looking to make money through other avenues.

Incredibly, Pierce spent $10,000 to enter himself into the World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas, and outlasted more than half of the field of 2,031 (he spent a total of 17 hours, 40 minutes at the tables) before being eliminated on Monday night.

Not to bore you with poker talk, but Pierce, according to the ESPN Poker blog, played conservatively for much of the tournament (and had 62,000 in chips heading into Day 2) but seemed to get more active late in the day Monday. He was eliminated when he went all-in with a 2-2 pre-flop, and was up against Allan Vrooman’s J-J pre-flop (which meant Vrooman had about an 80% chance of winning the hand).

The flop, turn, and river weren’t kind to either player (K-8-5-4-K), giving Vrooman the win with Kings and Jacks. Pierce then got up, grabbed his backpack and walked out the door.

Now, Pierce has to find something else to do.

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