No doubt international poker fans have always felt some favoritism for their countries’ own pros. While the internet has made players from other continents much more accessible to a world audience, there’s no denying that Daniel Negreanu will find his biggest fans in America or that the notorious Annette Obrestad owes the majority of her fame to the European circuit. For decades now players from all nations have duked it out both live and online at major tournaments on both sides of the Atlantic, but never before have the United States and Europe been openly pitted against each other.
That’s all going to change at this year’s World Series of Poker Europe where a new event called “Caesars Cup” will set the stage for the first world poker war. Negreanu leads the U.S. team while Obrestad heads up Europe. They’ll each be competing on a team of eight pros, six of which will be their personal recruits. The final European player will be determined by a special leaderboard event currently being hosted by Betfair Poker. The deciding criteria for the final American player has not yet been announced.
The battle royale is set to go down on September 25 in the midst of the regular WSOP Europe action. Players from both sides will compete individually and as a team in some very unorthodox challenges. When the dust has settled, the team with the most points will take home the first Caesars Cup and a year’s worth of bragging rights.
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Leading online Togel Online poker room PokerStars.com has announced that its virtual school at PokerStars.net has signed up to be the official sponsor of the all-women High Heels Poker Tour (HHPT).
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the HHPT was created in 2007 to empower women that had a desire to become world-class poker players. Its next event, a $125 no re-entry poker tournament, will take place in Dania, Florida, at the Dania Jai-Alai from four o’clock in the evening local time.
“PokerStars.net has all the attributes in an online partner that female players crave,” said Lauren Failla, Founder of the HHPT.
“An incredible variety of quick and entertaining games that range from low buy-in sit-and-go and cash games to serious tournament play all in an environment where women can learn the game, develop their skills and truly become champions.
‘With champions like Vanessa Rousso, Katja Thater and Vicky Coren, our players will have a whole new set of role models to emulate and challenge online and at the tables.”
The sponsorship deal includes support for the HHPT’s growing roster of tournaments including the stop at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Hollywood, Florida, early next month. In addition, the HHPT will be holding a grand finale $1,000 buy-in ladies event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January.