Poker Nations Cup
Six nations compete in the series, with six members to each team. Each team has a captain and an internet qualifier.
The captain chooses one player from the six available to compete in each of the six preliminary tournaments (each player on the team plays once, and once only.)
Points are awarded for the finishing position of each player in each preliminary event. These points are totalled and used to calculate chips in the Grand Final. Points are awarded as follows:
- 1st: 10 points
- 2nd: 7 points
- 3rd: 5 points
- 4th: 3 points
- 5th: 2 points
- 6th: 1 point
Team captains can choose to substitute team members during the Grand Final, where the winning team receives $100,000.
(NB: As members of a nation's team never face other members of the same team, there is no possibility of collusion, as is possible in other team-format poker tournaments.)
NB: The flags within this article show the country the player is representing. e.g.: below Scott Gray is identified with the Irish flag as that is the country he is representing, despite Gray being born in Canada.
|Dave Ulliott 1||Martin Wendt 1||Michael Keiner 1|
|Joe Beevers||Christian Grundtvig||Christoph Haller|
|Tony Bloom||Theo Jørgensen||Andreas Krause|
|Julian Gardner||Rehne Pedersen||Roland Specht|
|Ram Vaswani||Jan Vang Sørensen||Katja Thater|
|Scott Griffiths 2||Anders Jensen 2||Sebastian Zentgraf 2|
|Noel Furlong 1||Ken Lennaárd 1||Robert Williamson III 1|
|Don Fagan||Ayhan Alsancak||Andy Bloch|
|Scott Gray||Fuat Can||Clonie Gowen|
|Rory Liffey||Erik Sagström||Thomas Keller|
|Padraig Parkinson||Bengt Sonnert||Kathy Liebert|
|Mahala Maria Roche 2||Jens Lekström 2||Gregory Jennison 2|
1: denotes Team Captain
2: denotes online qualifier
Team captains chose three players to compete in the Grand Final. Only one player started, who then had to be substituted by the end of the third level. The second player had to be substituted for the third player at the end of the sixth level. Blind levels ran twice as long as in the preliminary heats.
Team captains were also entitled to call a 60-second time-out with any player in their team once per game.
The Grand Final's television broadcast spanned over two episodes.
The 2007 event aired in March 2007 featuring teams representing Great Britain, USA, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands with the winning team receiving $100,000 prize money.