USA vs. Europe Squads Taking Shape

Hellmuth, Juanda, Minieri, Elky added to line-ups

by , Aug 18, 2009 | 11:23 am

International team poker is just a fad, right? Maybe so … but this defending Dream Team Poker-WSOP champion who loves to monitor WSOP prowess by country is looking forward to the television coverage of the Caesar’s Cup — a special event at WSOP-Europe that pits the Canadians Americans vs. the Euros in an 8-player-a-side format. As the teams take shape, it’s looking to be quite the competitive experience vs. youth match-up:

Team Americas: Daniel Negreanu (captain), Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth and John Juanda

Team Europe: Annette Obrestad (captain), Peter Eastgate, Dario Minieri, Bertrand Grospellier

I still don’t quite have a grasp on the format, or how the other four slots will be selected. But I do know Euros can qualify for a seat on their team via our good mates at Betfair Poker.


One Comment to “USA vs. Europe Squads Taking Shape ”


  1. Kevin Mathers
    says:

    Apparently it’s a series of heads-up and “doubles” matches:

    http://betting.betfair.com/poker/wsop-europe/wsope-caesars-cup-010609.html