It’s Back to Racing with Gualter Salles

Defunct champ racer Gualter Salles finally returns to stock car racing after focusing on professional poker for five years. Having been part of teams such as Davis Racing, Payton Coyne, Bettenhausen and All-American, he was also part of Stock Car V8. Salles also teamed up with German Klaus Graf as part of the driver lineup for the Georgia based Panoz Motor Sports Team in 2001 where they shared the cockpit of a Panoz LMP 07 alongside Panoz regulars David Brabham of Australia and Dane Jan Magnussen. Watch out for the ASCAR races at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz near Klettwitz every year to catch your favorite teams.

Germany is well known for the Autobahn and it’s no wonder that the EuroSpeedway Lausitz is the premiere race track for the world’s best circuit racing events. Not only that, Germany has an emerging poker scene as well. After experiencing some serious accidents, Gualter Salles had an epiphany and entered the professional poker world in 2007. After playing some major tournaments like the World Series of Poker Main Events, his earnings were about $500,000 in live tournaments and around $1 million in online tournaments. Pius Heinz is the first German who won the most coveted WSOP bracelet raking in $8.7 million. It’s no surprise that car racers such as Salles are getting into professional poker. The thrill of racing cars is comparable to the suspense and exhilaration of playing poker. Poker is played by certain people who have good instincts and technique, like getting the feel of the track is also like getting the feel of the game and your opponents. You can improve your poker strategies and skills by practicing and playing at With its newest android app, you can play poker anytime, anywhere even as you watch your favorite team whizz by the race tracks. Of course you can also download or play in your browser at the comfort of your own home without the hassle of dressing up and going to a real casino. You can also improve your game by watching online video tutorials. But if you’re looking for real live poker action you can join the tables at Spielbank Casino in Berlin.

Gualter Salles’ last game is the last tournament of the PokerStars Carribean Adventure in the Bahamas last year. He was eliminated 107th with a total win of $20,000. His best performance to date was 2009’s WSOP Main Event in high stakes tournaments as he finished 12th place in the $1,500 No Limit Hold ‘Em and in 2010’s WSOP’s $10,000 Main Event as he finished 117th place. There are a lot of athletes like Salles entering the world of professional poker and German tennis player Boris Becker is one of them. He’s considered as PokerStars’ best players where he won $18,672 after finishing 7th in the PokerStars EPT Season 4 Grand Final.

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