World Cup of Poker: Final table about to start
Players are enjoying a break before the final gets underway. From the five tables top points went to Italy, Poland, Mexico, Great Britain and USA winning tables. But there remains everything to play for with Canadian captain Daniel Negreanu, his team in last place, the most buoyant and optimistic. Perhaps sensing there's nothing to lose.
Here's how they stand...
1st - Great Britain - 45 points (50,000 starting stack)
2nd - USA - 37 points (45,000 starting stack)
3rd - Mexico - 37 points (41,000 starting stack)
4th - Poland - 35 points (37,000 starting stack)
5th - Italy - 31 points (34,000 starting stack)
6th - Germany - 30 points (31,000 starting stack)
7th - New Zealand - 26 points (29,000 starting stack)
8th - Latvia - 22 points (27,000 starting stack)
9th - Canada - 12 points (25,000 starting stack)
As detailed at length in an earlier post the teams will divide their starting stacks by five, a share for each player, who will take their turn as each 20 minute level passes. It's also worth remembering that you can follow every hand, seeing all the hole cards, on EPTLive which starts any minute now...