PokerStars World Cup of Poker IV

Sometimes poker is about more than the game. Sometimes poker is about more than the money. PokerStars has just announced its fourth annual World Cup of Poker, and that means poker is once again the subject of national pride.



The PokerStars World Cup of Poker IV is an international team-based competition in which national teams of poker players battle it out for the title of World Cup Champions. Over the next several weeks, PokerStars top players will battle it out to represent their team. A total of 57 teams will then fight it out to see which of them will make it to the live finals in Barcelona, Spain.

PokerStars has held this competition for the past several years. For the first two years, a top-notch team from Costa Rica won consecutive titles. In the third World Cup of Poker, Team Poland walked away with the world title. Now, the fourth annual title is on the line.

The best thing about the World Cup is that it costs absolutely nothing to enter. The only thing PokerStars players need to make it onto their country’s team is the ability to win. Then, if their team makes it to the live finals in Barcelona, there’s $250,000 in prize money to win. That’s not to mention the national pride that goes alone with the win. The World Cup of Poker is an internationally televised event and was recently feature in author Anthony Holden’s newest book "Bigger Deal."

Details on how to qualify for your national team can be found on the World Cup of Poker qualifying page.

Brad Willis
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