Italy Secures Victory Over The UK At The World Cup of Poker VII

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One of the greatest attributes about the game of poker is how universal it is.  All countries participate in the game, and the attributes of playing it defy virtually all categorizations most other games and sports impose upon players: age, weight, sex, strength, agility, speed.  The only thing that matters in poker is if the player has the skills to out maneuver the other competitors, and other divisive issues can be forgotten when the cards are on the table and the game is hot.

Nothing exemplifies this better than the World Cup of Poker, where teams from all over the world congregate in the Bahamas for some serious poker playing.  The World Cup of Poker offers a total cash prize pool of 290K and includes 46 teams from all over the world.  In many ways, poker lovers consider the World Cup of Poker similar to the FIFA World Cup, only with millions fewer viewers and the UK having a chance at making it to the semi finals!

This time around, the UK did better than that.  In fact, it was the UK’s team that was pitted up against the Italians in the finals for 2011.  The game itself ended at 1am on January 15th, with the Italians beating out the Brits with an AQ hand topping UK’s A3 off suit.  The board itself ran 4-Q-K-8-3, giving the Italians a decisive, first ever victory. The Italian team of Davide Scafati, Litterio Pirrotta, Marco Mancini and Ravel Furfaro and PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano return home victorious in 2011, and just a little bit richer.

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