Americas win Caesar’s Cup at WSOPE

Americas win Caesar’s Cup at WSOPE

Thursday, 20 October 2011

The first Caesar’s Cup to be played in France saw Team Americas take on Team Europe for the second time after a European victory last year. A series of poker competitions between the two teams, captained by Phil Hellmuth and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, saw the wrong side of the Atlantic win the right flips.

Grospellier selected Jake Cody, Gus Hansen, Maxim Lykov and Dario Minieri (replaced by Tony G) – the Frenchman, Italian, Brit, Dane, Lithuanian and Russian representing all corners of Europe. Phil Hellmuth originally went for experience, selecting Daniel Negreanu alongside Huck Seed, Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan. Doyle pulled out owing to illness (get well soon, Dolly!) while Seed also removed himself from the running. This meant Hellmuth filled the gap with Jason Mercier and Ben Lamb.

Jake Cody and Tony G lost a big flip in the first match before Hansen and Lykov defeated Negreanu and Hellmuth to leave us 1-1. Americas won the final round for a 2-1 score after Johnny Chan’s 4-4 held up against A-5.

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Tags: Caesars Cup, Phil Hellmuth, Bertrand Grospellier, ElkY, Jake Cody, Jason Mercier, Johnny Chan, Ben Lamb, Gus Hansen, Max Lykov, Daniel Negreanu