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    Monday, March 15th, 2010 by t2admin

PokerStars is getting ready for their Americas Cup of Poker tournament which will see different countries in the Americas vying for the top spot in the tournament. online qualifiers will begin on March 15th and continue until April 14th for players to earn their spot alongside PokerStars Pros to compete for their country.

Nine individual countries will be represented in the PokerStars American Cup of Poker in the live final. The countries are: USA, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Peru and Venezuela. A tenth group will represent the Latin American countries that are not listed above and this group will be called Rest of LATAM.

The countries will then compete in three tiers of matches beginning with a free roll, a $0.11 and then a $1.10 buy-in competition. The top one hundred finishers of each poker tournament will earn points. The country that earns the most points in each match will then secure their place in the final. Each country will be represented in the final by the top four point earners from their country.

Once the online portion of the competition is completed the top six countries will automatically make the live final in Iguazu Falls. An online playoff will take place between the final four countries on April 16th to the 18th and the top two teams will take the final two positions.

Eight countries will compete in the live Americas Cup at Iguazu Falls and each team will have four players representing their country as well as a Team PokerStars.net Pro as the team captain. The payout structure for the live final is:

1st – $50,000

2nd – $35,000

3rd – $20,000

4th – $15,000

5th – $10,000

6th – $10,000

7th – $5,000

8th – $5,000

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