PokerStars World Cup of Poker VI Reaches Live Finals

PokerStars World Cup of Poker VI Reaches Live Finals

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

After weeks of gruelling online tournaments, the final nine teams are ready to jet off to the Bahamas for a live poker final at the sixth PokerStars World Cup of Poker. The United States, Chile, Canada, Italy, Finland, Norway, Croatia, Taiwan and defending champions Germany will be battling it out in the luxury resort in January.

The event will take place during the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, where each team will put up one player for a series of nine-handed shootout tournaments. The second round sees a six-max contest and the third round is four-handed play.

The official rules from PokerStars read as follows:

At the end of Day 1, players will be invited to a special PokerStars World Cup of Poker drinks reception, where the line-ups will be announced. This is where the teams can start to decide on their strategy. On Day 2 it's one-on-one for your place at the Final Table. The remaining eight teams will be seeded 2-9, with Team 2 playing Team 9, Team 3 playing Team 8 and so on. The higher seeded team picks the Match-Ups, the lower-seeded team picks the order of play. All five members of each team will have one Heads-Up match against their enemy counterpart.

While the first place team enjoys a day at the beach, Teams 2-9 will be locking horns for the final Country Showdown. With 60 points going to the winner and 30 points to the losers, every country will see their fate determined in the Heads-Up battles. Then it's time for the Final Table and the chance to win big!

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