Brazil win Heat 1 of the WCP

Brazil's Christian Kruel beat the USA's Joe Harwell in the first heat of the Poker World Cup in Barcelona. The USA player's aggressive style made it a quick contest, a preflop all-in from the US player was quickly called by the Brazilian with AQ suited. Joe had 4 6 os, Ace high was enough to win Brazil the first game.

Team Points after Heat 1 are as follows:

1st Brazil 15
2nd USA 12
3rd Israel 9
4th Poland 7
5th Ireland 5
6th England 3
7th Iceland 2
8th Canada 1

There's plenty still to play for for all the teams, and there'll be more action from the WCP tomorrow. Heats 2 and 3 at 3.30pm and 9.30pm local time, 10.30am and 4.30pm ET. Heat 3 should be a tough game with Isabelle Mercier playing for Canada and Tom McEvoy for the USA. I hope you'll visit PokerStars blog again soon.

Christian Kruel with winning hand.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in World Cup of Poker