World Cup of Poker IX
Represent CANADA in Poker’s World Cup!
The World Cup of Poker (WCP) is the event where you get to represent your homeland in one of the biggest events anywhere online. What’s more, countries that advance from the group stages get to go to the live final – held as part of the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in The Bahamas. It’s about bragging rights, national pride, and proving that you are the best – and you can take part now as a member of Team Canada. Qualify today on Poker Stars!
The final World Cup of Poker teams will win packages – including travel expenses and accommodation at Atlantis in The Bahamas – to play before a live audience at The 2013 PCA. The WCP prize pool ($290,000) at the live event will be distributed as follows:
- 1st: $100,000 ($25,000 per person)
- 2nd: $70,000 ($17,500 per person)
- 3rd: $50,000 ($12,500 per person)
- 4th: $30,000 ($7,500 per person)
- 5th-7th: $10,000 ($2,500 per person)
- 8th-9th*: $5,000 ($1,250 per person)
The competition begins by deciding which eight teams will travel to The Bahamas for the live finals at the 2013 PCA. This will be decided by splitting the 72 competing nations into eight equal groups.
Each group will then play four $2.20 heads-up No Limit Hold’em Super Knockout tournaments. Each country will receive a score that is equal to their highest individual cash in each tournament. The team that has the best combined score across all four tournaments will win their group. Dates, times and countries for each group are listed below. To find the tournaments and register, open the PokerStars lobby and go to ‘Tourney’ > ‘Regional’.
Canada is in Group 1 along with Argentina, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Chile, Peru.
The Stage 1 Tournaments take place on: August 11, 12, 18, and 19 all at 19:00 ET
Stage 2 – Player Selection
Team player selection tournaments will take place for the winner of each Stage 1 group on August 26. Tourney times will be published on August 20 after the completion of Stage 1.
There are four types of Stage 2 qualifiers:
- Freeroll – open to all players from the qualifying nation
- TLB Freeroll – open only to the top 10 TLB from each country for 2011