Daniel Negreanu and Annette Obrestad have been working hard to create the eight person teams for the inaugural Caesars Cup which is coming up in September. Negreanu recently added poker legend Doyle Brunson and Jennifer Harmon to his team while Obrestad added Patrik Antonius and Ilari Sahamies to the European team.
The event will take place as part of the World Series of Poker Europe and will begin at 10:00 am on September 25th at the Casino at the Empire in Leicester. The Caesers Cup will be recorded and televised on ESPN branded channels around the world as part of the 2009 WSOPE coverage.
The two teams of eight will be competing in a No-Limit HoldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢em tournament over a series of Heads up and two-man doubles matches. Single points will be awarded for each match and doubles formats will include alternate betting. The first team to earn four points will win.
The first match to take place will be Doubles: Alternate Bet. Two players will compete from each side. One player from each side will play pre-flop and on the turn while the other player will play the flop and the river. Once players have been chosen for their type of game, places cannot be changed. Two matches will take place in the Doubles which means four of the eight players on each team will be competing.
The next two matches will be Doubles: Same Stack. Two players will be competing per side and they will share the same chip stack. Each alternate playing two hands at a time so both have the button. Once the doubles matches are complete Heads Up play will begin, but only if necessary. If Heads up play does take place, the captains will decide who will compete.
One final place on each team will be given to a player who qualifies via Betfair who is sponsoring the World Series of Poker Europe. The last player on each team will be named right before the competition begins.
Below is a list of the players on both teams.
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