Organizers of the upcoming World Team Poker Championship Event have added 19 countries to its field to round out the number of participating countries to 30. Spain, Germany, Costa Rica and Italy are among the new entries, but more importantly for us here at CanadaPoker.com, Canada have been added as well.
Team Canada features two-time WSOP champion Greg Mueller as its team captain, with Terrence Chan, Kyle Wilson, Owen Crow, Daniel Idema, Eric Cloutier and Shawn Buchanan following him into battle on the felt. This team should be one of the deepest in the field and Team Canada should strike a lot of intimidation into their opponents during the matches.
Well Team Canada doesn’t feature any “big names” like Negreanu or Smith; all of these Canadian players are established young professionals on the cutting edge of today’s bigger games. They are proud to represent our country in this event that will take place in Las Vegas on the tentative dates of October 11 to 17th.
There are big names featured from around the world including a stacked team from the U.S featuring Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow, Allen Cunningham, Annie Duke, Jennifer Harman, Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer and Erik Seidel. The number of WSOP bracelets alone on this team is huge, and they will likely be the favourites heading into the event.
Other big names include Annette Obrestad (Norway), Dario Minieri (Italy), Eli Elezra and Michael Mizrachi (Israel), Antonio Esfandiari (Iran), Ram Vaswani, James Akenhead and Praz Bansi (England), Cyndy Violette (Germany), Johnny Chan (China) and Jeffrey Lisandro and Tony G (Australia).
All in all, this is a star-studded field and Team Canada has their work cut out for them in this event, but they are skilled enough to make a deep run and even take the title. We here at CanadaPoker.com will be following and cheering them all the way next month.