PartyPoker.com Football & Poker Legends Cup

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The PartyPoker.com Football & Poker Legends Cup is a televised poker tournament, airing in the United Kingdom on Five from April 2006 onwards, in the lead-up to the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Format[edit]

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.

Commentary was provided by Jesse May and Padraig Parkinson.

Teams[edit]

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.

England USA Canada Australia
England Dave Ulliott United States Mike Sexton Canada Daniel Negreanu Australia Tony G
England Ian Frazer United States Kenna James Canada Evelyn Ng Australia Damon Rasheed
England Alan Ball United States Carlos Bocanegra Canada Jason deVos Australia Mark Bosnich
Ireland Russia Germany France
Republic of Ireland Andrew Black Russia Alex Kuzmin Germany Toni Vardjavand France Claude Cohen
Republic of Ireland Peter Roche Russia Olesya Kabbaj Germany Lothar Landauer France Anthony Lellouche
Republic of Ireland Tony Cascarino Russia Sergei Baltacha Germany Uli Stein France Laurent Charvet
Italy Netherlands Sweden Denmark
Italy Michael Greco Netherlands Marcel Lüske Sweden Ken Lennaárd Denmark Gus Hansen
Italy Alan Vinson Netherlands Noah Boeken Sweden Erik Sagström Denmark Theo Jørgensen
Italy Wesley Garcia Netherlands Glenn Helder Sweden Tomas Brolin Denmark Kim Christofte
Norway Northern Ireland Wales Scotland
Norway Henning Granstad Northern Ireland Conor Tate Wales Dave Colclough Scotland Tony Chessa
Norway Torstein Iversen Northern Ireland Marty Smyth Wales Iwan Jones Scotland Rory Matthews
Norway Espen Baardsen Northern Ireland Norman Whiteside Wales Neville Southall Scotland Ray Stewart

Results[edit]

Pre-season friendly match[edit]

Date Winner Runner-up Remaining Finishing Order
6-Apr-2006 England Alan Ball Sweden Tomas Brolin
  • Republic of Ireland Tony Cascarino
  • Germany Uli Stein
  • Northern Ireland Norman Whiteside
  • Scotland Ray Stewart

Regular season[edit]

Date Match Winner Runner-up Remaining Finishing Order
13-Apr-2006 Heat 1: England vs Germany Germany Uli Stein England Alan Ball
  • England Dave Ulliott (1)
  • England Ian Frazer
  • Germany Lothar Landauer
  • Germany Toni Vardjavand
20-Apr-2006 Heat 2: Scotland vs Sweden Sweden Erik Sagström (2) Scotland Rory Matthews
  • Scotland Tony Chessa
  • Sweden Tomas Brolin
  • Sweden Ken Lennaárd
  • Scotland Ray Stewart
27-Apr-2006 Heat 3: Northern Ireland vs Italy Northern Ireland Conor Tate Northern Ireland Marty Smyth
  • Northern Ireland Norman Whiteside
  • Italy Wesley Garcia
  • Italy Alan Vinson
  • Italy Michael Greco
4-May-2006 Heat 4: The Netherlands vs Norway Netherlands Noah Boeken Norway Henning Granstad
  • Norway Espen Baardsen
  • Norway Torstein Iversen
  • Netherlands Glenn Helder
  • Netherlands Marcel Lüske
11-May-2006 Heat 5: Republic of Ireland vs Russia Republic of Ireland Andrew Black Republic of Ireland Tony Cascarino
  • Russia Olesya Kabbaj
  • Russia Alex Kuzmin
  • Republic of Ireland Peter Roche
  • Russia Sergei Baltacha
18-May-2006 Heat 6: France vs Denmark Denmark Theo Jørgensen France Anthony Lellouche
  • Denmark Kim Christofte
  • France Claude Cohen
  • France Lauren Charvet
  • Denmark Gus Hansen
25-May-2006 Heat 7: Wales vs U.S.A. United States Carlos Bocanegra Wales Neville Southall
  • United States Kenna James
  • United States Mike Sexton
  • Wales Iwan Jones
  • Wales Dave Colclough
1-Jun-2006 Heat 8: Canada vs Australia Australia Mark Bosnich Australia Damon Rasheed
  • Australia Tony G
  • Canada Daniel Negreanu
  • Canada Evelyn Ng
  • Canada Jason deVos
8-Jun-2006 Quarter-Final 1: Germany vs Sweden Germany Lothar Landauer Germany Toni Vardjavand
  • Sweden Tomas Brolin
  • Sweden Ken Lennaárd
  • Sweden Erik Sagström
  • Germany Uli Stein
22-Jun-2006 Quarter-Final 2: Northern Ireland vs The Netherlands Netherlands Noah Boeken Netherlands Marcel Lüske
  • Northern Ireland Marty Smyth
  • Netherlands Glenn Helder
  • Northern Ireland Conor Tate
  • Northern Ireland Norman Whiteside
29-Jun-2006 Quarter-Final 3: Republic of Ireland vs Denmark Denmark Gus Hansen Denmark Theo Jørgensen
  • Republic of Ireland Tony Cascarino
  • Republic of Ireland Andrew Black
  • Denmark Kim Christofte
  • Republic of Ireland Peter Roche
6-Jul-2006 Quarter-Final 4: U.S.A. vs Australia United States Mike Sexton Australia Tony G
  • Australia Mark Bosnich
  • United States Carlos Bocanegra
  • United States Kenna James
  • Australia Damon Rasheed
13-Jul-2006 Semi-Final 1: Germany vs The Netherlands Germany Lothar Landauer Netherlands Noah Boeken
  • Netherlands Glenn Helder
  • Germany Uli Stein
  • Germany Toni Vardjavand
  • Netherlands Marcel Lüske
20-Jul-2006 Semi-Final 2: Denmark vs U.S.A. Denmark Theo Jørgensen United States Kenna James
  • United States Mike Sexton
  • Denmark Kim Christofte
  • United States Carlos Bocanegra
  • Denmark Gus Hansen
27-Jul-2006 Grand Final: Germany vs Denmark Denmark Theo Jørgensen Denmark Gus Hansen
  • Germany Uli Stein
  • Germany Toni Vardjavand
  • Germany Lothar Landauer
  • Denmark Kim Christofte

(1) received yellow card
(2) won match in extra time

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