Germany win IFP Nations Cup

Germany win IFP Nations Cup

Saturday, 19 November 2011

It's been a great couple of weeks for German poker. Following hot on the heels of Pius Heinz's victory in the WSOP Main Event, comes a German victory in the first ever IFP Duplicate Poker Nations Cup team event.

The German line up, which was led by Stephan Kalhammer and included Sebastian Ruthenberg, Moritz Kranich and Tobias Reinkemeier, beat 11 other teams to the title after two days of action at the London Eye.

Each team competed over 72 Duplicate Poker hands with the Germans eventually emerging triumphant on 24 points, just ahead of Brazil and France on 22, Zynga on 20 and Holland and Spain on 19.

The action continues later today at London's County Hall in the form of The Table, a 130-runner invitational event played using standard Texas hold'em rules. An extremely strong line up of top pros will be competing for a share of the $500,000 prize pool including Mike Sexton, Barry Greenstein, Gus Hansen, Sam Trickett, David Benyamine, Vanessa Selbst, Vicky Coren and world champ Pius Heinz.

Shane Warne and Steve Davis will also be taking part alongside Tory MP Zac Goldsmith and step son to the heir of the throne, Tom Parker Bowles.

Tags: IFP, Duplicate Poker, Nations Cup, The Table