Michael Phelps Challenges Wife to Friendly Wager during Charity Poker Event: ‘I’m Competitive!’

Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole Phelps (née Johnson), got rival on Saturday during a luminary gift poker tournament.

The couple, who married in secret dual months before Michael competed during a Rio Olympics, hosted a The Giving Back Fund‘s Big Game Big Give luminary poker contest (presented by BBO Poker Tables) in Houston, where they raised over $1 million for a handful of charities.

“We’re going to have some fun and accessible foe in there!” Michael, 31, told PEOPLE before a event. “I’m competitive!”

“My idea is to exist him!” Nicole, 31, told PEOPLE. “I’d be happy.” (While conjunction she nor Michael won, she did conduct to exist him and make it to a final table.)

Just complacency 😁😁 @mrs.nicolephelps

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In fact, a integrate roughly concluded to a accessible peril before a foe — crook would have to wake adult when their 9-month-old son Boomer does — until Nicole reminded her hubby of his tendency to nap deeply.

“It doesn’t work like that! He sleeps like a rock,” Nicole pronounced of Michael.

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Boomer couldn’t make it to a event, that started during 7 p.m. and lasted for hours. But Michael noted that he routinely gets adult with his immature son, as he tends to be an early riser anyway.

“It’s a satisfactory trade,” Nicole said.

“He’s during home!” pronounced Michael. “We went and watched golf for a small bit in Arizona,we flew down here and afterwards we are streamer back. It’s a good small getaway.”

Dad and we done a good putt currently on 16!! #wastemanagementphoenixopen

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Although a integrate certainly missed their son (who has his possess Instagram account!) — they were means to raise money for a good cause.

The contest leader also receives six months of private coaching by World Series of Poker Champion Jamie Gold and a chair during a Main Event of a World Series Poker, a VIP knowledge during a 2017 ESPY Awards and a 2017 Masters.

“There’s no improved approach than for all of us to come here for a good cause,” pronounced Phelps.

  • reporting by HEATHER STAIBLE

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