PokerStars Presents The Americas Cup of PokerJuly 28, 2009 9:35 am
PokerStars has announced that the first ever Americas Cup of Poker (ACP) series is scheduled to start July 27th, and will see poker players from 13 countries across the Americas compete for the prestige and a share of the $250,000 prize pool.
The countries taking part are USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Canada, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. There will also be included 3 wildcard countries taking part in the competition.
The countries are then divided up into four groups of four teams, who then compete with eachother on a daily basis in freeroll, $0.20 and $5.50 tournaments. Those players ending up in the top 100 will then earn points for themselves and their team and points earned from paid tournaments will contribute more points than freerolls.
In order to compete and earn points for their country online players should play in the Americas Cup of Poker daily tournaments. These can be found at PokerStars from July 27 to August 16, with 20:30 ET for the freeroll, 21:00 ET for the $0.20 and 21:30 ET for the $5.50.
After three weeks these preliminary qualifiers will have taken place and the two top countries from each group will then take place in a live final with each team comprising of one PokerStars Pro and five of the highest point earning players.
The ski resort of Bariloche in Patagonia,Argentina will provide a splendid setting for the final and with $250,000 up for grabs and $100,000 to the winner this competition will surely provide lucrative rewards for the players to accompany the prestige of representing their country.