Americas Cup

Nice to meet you, Mr Peru

This year's Americas Cup winners' photo won't feature Team Peru. A Mexican clean sweep in the semi-finals, followed by a loss to Colombia in a subsequent play-off, quickly put paid to such ideas. Instead, the Peruvian quintet will take 'just' $2,500 each back to their home country. Will we see them ...more

by Keir Mackay on January 11, 2014 6:16 PM

Chile and Mexico qualify for Americas Cup of Poker final

Either Chile or Mexico will be crowned Americas Cup of Poker winners within hours. Their reward will be $32,500 and the pride that comes with representing your country to the fullest. For the rest, it's time to hit the exit, share a few drinks and reflect on what might have been. At least they'll be...more

by Keir Mackay on January 11, 2014 3:57 PM

PCA 2014: Brazil and Argentina out as Chile crush Americas Cup on Day 1

They came in with high hopes. They'll leave with a guaranteed $5,000. But it could have been so much more.Brazil and Argentina are out of this year's Americas Cup of Poker, despite the best efforts of their respective team captains, Andre Akkari and Nacho Barbero. The fast format and Sit & Go struct...more

by Keir Mackay on January 10, 2014 5:18 PM

PCA 2014: Americas Cup of Poker, the Selbst effect

Vanessa Selbst isn't playing in the Americas Cup of Poker today. She's not a captain, she's not a coach, heck, she might not even know it's happening just paces away from her expanding Main Event chip stack. Nonetheless she's had a major impact on today's proceedings.Meet Astrid Silvana Periera Fern...more

by Keir Mackay on January 10, 2014 3:48 PM

PCA 2014: Team Argentina and a busy Barbero

Today is a hectic day for Team PokerStars Pro Nacho Barbero. Not only is he playing a $1,000 No Limit Hold'em side event (and, thanks to winning a massive pot with pocket aces moments ago, he's playing it pretty darn well), but Barbero's also the coach of this year's Team Argentina in the Americas C...more

by Keir Mackay on January 10, 2014 1:45 PM

PCA 2014: $100,000 on the line in the Americas Cup of Poker

In the bottom left corner of the Imperial Ballroom, a battle has begun. It's called the Americas Cup of Poker, and over the next two days, it will decide a lot of things, namely: who is the region's best poker team?. Five-man (and woman) squads from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Mexico and Pe...more

by Keir Mackay on January 10, 2014 11:13 AM

Venezuela wins Americas Cup of Poker

Venezuelan voters will soon decide who they want to lead their nation after one of the most hard-fought presidential elections in that country's recent history. Before that happens however, the entire country can cheer as one for its nation's poker championship. Late last night, the Venezuelan poke...more

by Brad Willis on September 30, 2012 10:57 AM

Canada wins Americas Cup of Poker...again!

One week ago today, I stumbled off an American Airlines plane in Montevideo, Uruguay. I wandered blind through the Duty Free shop and into the throng of people in the clamshell airport terminal. My driver held up a sign with my name and a few others on it. One was Mehrassa. John 'tinajohn9" Mehrassa...more

by Brad Willis on August 10, 2011 9:17 AM

Americas Cup returns to PokerStars

The great American songwriter Randy Newman once joked, "South America stole our name!" While Newman was commenting on the jingoistic atmosphere of the times, he might well have been predicting the advent of the PokerStars Americas Cup of Poker (well, maybe not, not, but it's close!). In any case, th...more

by Brad Willis on March 17, 2010 6:04 AM

Brazil wins first Americas Cup of Poker

There was a time when people believed poker belonged to America. When they said "America" they discounted everything but the "United States of..." To be fair, the USA is where poker rose to popularity, but these days the game belongs to the world. Still, PokerStars saw fit to hold a competition to s...more

by Brad Willis on September 4, 2009 12:11 PM
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