World Cup of Poker final teams headed to Bahamas

ps_news_thn.jpgTajikistan is a former Soviet Republic, home to eight million people, and less than two decades removed from a devastating civil war. It is a country that has struggled to and succeeded in becoming a vital nation. It is also a country that most of the world barely knows. Moreover, it is a place that doesn't turn out a steady stream of poker world champions. That could all change in just a few months as Tajikistan prepares to send its first team to the PokerStars World Cup of Poker live finals in the Bahamas.

After two preliminary rounds, the live finals of the World Cup of Poker have been set. Group play ended this past weekend with the following team earning their spots in January's live finals at the Atlantis Resort and Casino.

  • France
  • Italy
  • Peru
  • Costa Rica
  • Rest of the World
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Tajikistan
  • Japan


    Atlantis resort, home to the World Cup of Poker live finals

    The World Cup of Poker is preparing to crown its eighth champion. Finalist Costa Rica already has two WCP titles. Germany and Italy each have one, as well. The remaining teams are all fighting for their country's first World Cup championships.

    The World Cup finals will take place in January alongside the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas. The PokerStars Blog will have full coverage of the action live from the Bahamas.

    Congratulations to all the finalists.

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in World Cup of Poker