2015 World Cup of Poker sets final four

The quarter finals were off to a blistering start with the France v Russian Federation game going down to the wire. A pair of players from each team faced off in the final two tables, with "buzz37000" ultimately taking honours - and a semi-Final spot - for France.

Germany were the favourites going into their game against Brazil, with the numbers (and the timezeone) favouring the Europeans. "BCB_jumper" ultimately defeated "rubens1962" in the final heads up game to secure a semi-final dream matchup between Germany and France.

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Despite a relatively small number of players, the Kazakhstan v Ukraine match went the distance, with "LuckyGirlGO" from Kazakhstan taking the top prize of 17m play chips and the 3rd semi-final spot.

The last semi-final lasted over three hours, not surprising when it featured the returning champions Spain vs the pre-tournament favourites the United States. "How_Ya_Doo" from the U.S. sent the champions packing, ensuring we will have a new team lift the cup this year.

Good luck to all the teams playing next weekend.

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David Lyons
@PokerStars in World Cup of Poker