PartyPoker.com Football & Poker Legends Cup
Each team consists of three players: two poker professionals, and one former or current professional football (soccer) player. Elimination matches take place between two countries, with the table winner progressing along with the rest of his team to the next round of the tournament.
Three hours are allowed for each match. If a result does not occur within that time limit, a one-hour period of extra time takes place. If there is still no result, a penalty shootout then takes place.
If the tournament director, "Mad" Marty Wilson notices any attempts at collusion, he administers a yellow card to that player, with the result of half of that players' chips being distributed evenly to the opposition team. If a second infraction is noticed, a red card is shown to the player, eliminating the player from the tournament immediately, with all of that players' chips being distributed evenly to the opposition team.
The idea that collusion could be used as a tactic to gain an advantage meant that the format of the competition was widely criticised.
NB: Although other Wikipedia articles related to poker show flags based on players' birth country, the flags within this article show the country the player is representing. e.g.: below Andrew Black is identified with the Irish flag as that is the country he is representing, despite Black being born in Northern Ireland.
|Dave Ulliott||Mike Sexton||Daniel Negreanu||Tony G|
|Ian Frazer||Kenna James||Evelyn Ng||Damon Rasheed|
|Alan Ball||Carlos Bocanegra||Jason deVos||Mark Bosnich|
|Andrew Black||Alex Kuzmin||Toni Vardjavand||Claude Cohen|
|Peter Roche||Olesya Kabbaj||Lothar Landauer||Anthony Lellouche|
|Tony Cascarino||Sergei Baltacha||Uli Stein||Laurent Charvet|
|Michael Greco||Marcel Lüske||Ken Lennaárd||Gus Hansen|
|Alan Vinson||Noah Boeken||Erik Sagström||Theo Jørgensen|
|Wesley Garcia||Glenn Helder||Tomas Brolin||Kim Christofte|
|Henning Granstad||Conor Tate||Dave Colclough||Tony Chessa|
|Torstein Iversen||Marty Smyth||Iwan Jones||Rory Matthews|
|Espen Baardsen||Norman Whiteside||Neville Southall||Ray Stewart|
Pre-season friendly match
|Date||Winner||Runner-up||Remaining Finishing Order|
|6-Apr-2006||Alan Ball||Tomas Brolin|
(1) received yellow card
(2) won match in extra time