Brazil win Americas Cup of Poker

Brazil win Americas Cup of Poker

Monday, 7 September 2009

Brazil versus Argentina is the biggest rivalry in South American football and that rivalry looks like it’s spread to the poker felt after a hotly contested Americas Cup of Poker. Six-player teams from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and the USA gathered in Bariloche in Argentina for the first Poker Stars Americas Cup competition and it was the old rivals who were to battle for victory.

Brazil’s Alexandre Gomes overcame Costa Rica’s Humberto Brenes to set up a meeting against Argentina who sprung a surprise in the semi-final by beating Canada.

As fate would have it the two countries were meeting in a World Cup qualifier as the poker action was taking place and the result was the same with Brazil defeating their hosts to take the spoils.

The winning team shared a first prize of $100,000.

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