PokerStars World Cup of Poker is Back in ActionMonday, August 31st, 2009 by t2admin
Top online poker room, PokerStars, has brought back their World Cup of Poker and this time around they are bringing together fifty four nations to compete for the top prize. Players will be competing for their share of a $290,000 prize pool and pride for their country, as well as the $100,000 in first place prize money to be offering in the live Grand Final.
The first thing a player will need to do is qualify for their National Team. To do this, players must go to the WCP qualifying page and click on their countries qualifying link. Each country will have different qualification options and players must be aware of how to qualify for their specific country.
After qualifying, players will then be placed on their National Team. Your National Team will then compete against other teams from around the world to earn a place in the Grand Final, which will be live.
Players will compete in Team Play-offs which are scheduled tournaments that contain one player from each national team in the Division. Players are classified according to football positions: TLB Player 1 is the Striker, TLB Player 2 is the Midfielder, Free roll Qualifier 1 is the defender and Free roll Qualifier 2 is the Goalie. The teams then score points based on the position of each team member in the tournaments. The team that scores the most points will be moving on from the Regional play-off to the next stage of competition.
The next stage is of course the live final and it will take place in The Bahamas. The teams that make the live final will earn prize packages which will include travel expenses and accommodations at the Atlantic Resort and Casino. These teams will be competing in a televised tournament to see who will earn the $100,000 first place prize and be the World Cup of Poker VI Champions.