Caesar’s Cup Underway

Gus Hansen added to Euro squad; Greenstein, Seed to Americas

by , Sep 25, 2009 | 6:46 am

The final teams have been picked … Annette Obrestad and Daniel Negreanu did the equivalent of a coin flip when they drew for high-card … and now action is underway.

The WSOPE’s made-for-TV special event:

Team Europe is comprised of – Annette Obrestad, Peter Eastgate, Dario Minieri, Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier, Ilari Sahamies, Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, and John Harvey – Betfair Qualifier.

Team Americas in comprised of – Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Huck Seed, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman, and Barry Greenstein.

Caesars Cup began at 1 pm on Friday, 25 September at the Empire Casino in London. Play is expected to last until Friday evening, when one team wins four match victories and wins poker’s ultimate bragging rights.

You can follow American coverage here. And for a European perspective, our friends at Betfair have it here.

Aww, sad for Annette_15: The European captain is the only player without a sponsorship patch, and it’s her site’s event!

Click below for a closer look at the trophy that Fake Phil Ivey is just dying to win. Says Fake Phil: “Winning this will be the pinnacle of my career. My patriotism is on the line. I’m doing it for America. I’m doing it for Barack Obama … oh and Jesus, of course, but I’m always doing it for Jesus. Big ups!”

Cup check: The most coveted trophy in poker since the Binion's Cup at the 2009 WSOP-LV.

6 Comments to “Caesar’s Cup Underway ”

  1. Eddie

    Why is the North America’s in red, we look like commies

  2. Kevin Mathers

    FYI, isn’t covering the Caesars’ Cup.

  3. DanM

    Hmm, it looks like pokernews isn’t either … and Betfair doesn’t quite have their tourney-coverage machine running smoothly yet.

    OK, the best place to follow this is on twitter, from the Commish:

    The Europeans are up 2-0 right now.

  4. Kevin Mathers

    Congrats to the Europeans for crushing the Americas team.

    Wonder if this means one hour or two for the ESPN broadcast.

  5. Bob

    So Hellmuth is there to balance out the online qualifier on the European team?

  6. Dave

    As slow as a boat and as dull as ditchwater to watch live. Hopefully the TV coverage will make something of it.

    I still think it’s an interesting concept but definitely not a spectator sport.