Neymar has shown that he is willing to get involved in the action in the early going, playing lots of hands and fighting for every pot. So, we decided to hang around his table for a few hands and see what he was up to.
Hand #1: Neymar raised it up from early position and Kosei Ichinose three-bet from the small blind. Neymar called and they went heads-up to a flop of . Ichinose checked to Neymar who bet and Ichinose check-raised. Neymar called and the landed on the turn.
Ichinose bet the turn and the river and was called both times by Neymar. Ichinose turned over for queens and nines which was the best hand.
Hand #2: Neymar decided to take a hand off and folded from under the gun.
Hand #3: The action folded to the button who raised it up and was called by the small blind and Neymar in the big blind. The flop came and the blinds checked to the button who threw in a bet. The small blind called and Neymar check-raised, getting called by both opponents.
The turn brought the and Neymar continued firing. Both opponents still called and the landed on the river. Neymar bet one more time and was only called by the button. Neymar showed for a missed straight draw while his opponent held for two pair.
Hand #4: There was a raise from early position and the button three-bet. Neymar four-bet from the small blind and the initial raiser capped it with a five-bet. Both the button and Neymar called to see a flop of .
Neymar checked and the player in early position bet. The button raised and Neymar three-bet, which both players just called. The turn was the and Neymar led out with a bet this time. Both of his opponents still called.
The river was the and Neymar tossed in another bet. The player in early position called while the button folded. Neymar tabled which proved to be the best hand.
Hand #5: Neymar elected to fold his button in a three-bet pot.
Hand #6: Kosei Ichinose raised it up from middle position and the hijack and Neymar in the cutoff both called. The flop fell and Neymar called a bet from Ichinose.
They went heads-up to the on the turn where Ichinose bet again. Neymar raised this time and Ichinose stuck around to see the on the river. Ichinose check-called a bet from Neymar and the Brazilian footballer tabled for two pair to win another hand.