Phil Ivey Announces Team Americas For Caesar's Cup

There's no news yet from either team Europe or from Team Asia Pacific, but Captain Ivey made the announcement of his hand picked players directly to his Facebook page. He wrote, "Proud to be World Series of Poker (WSOP) APAC Caesars Cup captain. Here are my picks: Phil Hellmuth, Greg Merson, Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari." That is simply a stunning line up of some of the world's best players and will be extremely hard to beat. Here's a quick look at a few of the player details.....

  • Phil Hellmuth - The poker brat has his hands on the most WSOP bracelets in history with a total of 13, his first coming in 1989. He also holds the record for the most WSOP cashes and final table appearances making him one formidable opponent. The Texas Holdem specialist is a member of the Poker Hall of Fame and his tournament earnings are over $17.4 million placing him third on the all time money list. Putting it bluntly, he is a guy you want on your team.
  • Daniel Negreanu - The Canadian nicknamed Kid Poker is another accomplished player with 4 WSOP bracelets, 27 final tables and 52 finishes in the money. On top of that he also has 2 World Poker Tour titles. He's a well known face and as well as he's played in six series of the TV show High Stakes Poker and two series of PokerStars Big Game. A little known fact is that he appeared in a cameo role in the movie X Men Origins - Wolverine!
  • Antonio Esfandiari - Just this week Esfandiari signed up to be the brand ambassador for Ultimate Poker. The 34 year old was born in Iran and is known at The Magician. He's won 2 World Poker Tour Events and 3 WSOP bracelets with 22 money finishes. His biggest win and one that will take some beating was winning the WSOP big one for the drop at over $18 million, meaning that his tournament winnings stand at over $23 million. A solid player and definitely one for the big event.

Well that's Teams The Americas sorted out, now we just have to see who they will be facing. No matter who it is I think a lot of money is already gonna be placed on Americas holding on to the Caesar's Cup.