Team Argentina win second ACP title in New Jersey

In one of the most eagerly awaited competitions in the United States Argentina stormed to victory last night in magnificent fashion. 

Meanwhile their soccer team were beaten by Chile in the Copa America final, 4-2 on penalties. 

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The former though was the Americas Cup of Poker, now in its eight incarnations, played out on this occasion in Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

There were seven teams, including Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina and the rest of Latin America. But the home team was undoubtedly Team New Jersey USA, making their first appearance since the dark days of Black Friday. 

But while the home side struggled, it was Argentina who won a thrilling finale. Their team of Sebastian Bronfen, Ramiro Falbo, Maximiliano Leandro Antonioli, Luciano Angarolla and Juan Barattini won the final heads up match to defeat Mexico 3-2. No penalties required. 

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Team Argentina earned $32,500 for their win. Perhaps just as enjoyable were the tickets to the Copa America final, awarded to each ACP team. That played out at the MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey yesterday, albeit to a result not as satisfying to Team Argentina watching from the stands. 

Here are the results in full: 

1. Argentina, $32,500 
2. Mexico, $25,000 
3. Venezuela, $17,500 
4. Rest of Latin America, $12,500 
5. Colombia, $7,500 
6. Chile, $5,000
7. United States, $5,000

Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.