Netherlands poker cup London

Netherlands wins the Poker Player World Cup of Poker in London

Posted by Thomas Baker & filed under Online Poker.

A very interesting poker tournament took place at London’s Loose Cannon Poker Club on Sunday 6th June as a warm up to the World Cup starting on Friday.

Poker Player magazine organised the Poker Player World Cup of Poker sponsored by PartyPoker.

The Loose Cannon is London’s largest independent poker club and it is located in the heart of the city, next to Cannon Street Station.

A private qualifier tournament for Poker Player Magazine readers was played at PartyPoker’s online tables and 32 players (28 online qualifiers and 4 Poker Player staff members) got their seats to the Poker Player World Cup of Poker event.

The prize pool for the event was at $3,500.

Players assigned a World Cup team to represent

An interesting twist to this poker event was that each of the 32 players was assigned a World Cup team to represent. The teams were drawn at random and players were asked to dress in something that represents the football nation they are playing as.

There was a spot prize on the day for the best fancy dress costume. There were also bounties on the heads of 4 Poker Player magazine employees.

Starting stacks were at 5,000 and levels were 25 mins. First to depart from the tables was our representative from North Korea.

Algeria showed up a bit late with a great excuse – flew in from WSOP in Vegas after cashing in one of the $1,000 no-limit events. He won $5,600 finishing 73rd of 5345 runners in total.

Serbia showed up representing the headmaster (sir as in Ser in Serbia) and a bunch of beer cans around his neck (beer as in Bia in Serbia). Very creative!

Cue71 takes it for the Netherlands

PartyPoker’s Cue71 won the event, 2 PartyPoker shirts for knocking out Poker Player employees and the $1,300 in the prize pool.

Cue71 travelled all the way from Liverpool to be at the Loose Cannon poker club at Cannon Street in London.

Now it is up to the Netherlands to match his results at the football World Cup.

See all the pictures from this event at PartyPoker’s Facebook page picture gallery.

Final table results and payouts:

  1. Netherlands – Cue71 - $1,300
  2. South Korea – tandy26 - $875
  3. Spain – Mark Stuart (PokerPlayer) - $500
  4. Serbia – Discipline10 - $300
  5. Ghana – mikerenwick - $200
  6. Ivory Coast – dhamilton333 - $150
  7. New Zealand – acehenry1 - $100
  8. Uruguay – neverfold2u - $75
  • Simon Stace

    Thanks to PokerPlayer, PartyPoker, and the Loose Cannon for a great tournament. Well done to those who made the final table. Simon AKA SonicUK(Australia)

  • Jim Telford

    I agree with SonicUK’s comments. It was a fantastic day out. Thanks to PartyPoker,Pokerplayer and the Loose Cannon Club for organising it. Jim AKA TiknTok (Greece)

  • Garry Delday

    Just to back up Simon and Jim, although I was not playing myself (was there supporting the German) never thought I would say that :) but it was a great day thanks to PartyPoker, Pokerplayer mag and everyone at The Loose Cannon Club. Garry (The Ref)

  • shane

    Great day enjoyed it but north Korea was not the 1st out (ME)

  • Warren

    continuing the current trend above…superb day, good to see it was played in the spirit intended. well played all. Thank-you Party Poker, Pokerplayer and Loose Cannon.

    (Serbia)

  • SHAUNY BOY

    THANK YOU PARTY POKER WHAT A WONDERFUL EVENT DIDNT ENJOY BEING GERMANY WITH THE BIGGEST BOUNTY ON MY HEAD BUT ENJOYED THE DAY FROM START TO FINNISH HATS OF TO YOU AND POKER PLAYER MAG GREAT BANTER FANTASTIC VENUE WHENS THE NXT ONE LOL

  • Ben

    Even though i was half asleep and got beat by a one-card suckout i also had a great time at Loose Cannon. So i give a big thanks to Loose Cannon, Party Poker and PokerPlayer for holding the event. Very glad i had the opportunity to take part and meet the people i did in such a scenario. Hope i get another chance with somthing similar soon. Ben aka ItsBeno

  • Mike (Cue71 – Netherlands)

    Great day, really good tourney and structure. Thanks to all those involved in organising it, and hopefully I’ll get a chance to defend the trophy in four year’s time!!

  • Simon aka Hoopman15 aka Switzerland

    Ditto to all of the above had a cracking day out cards were deader than a dodo all day but thats the way it goes. Thanks to Loose Cannon Club, Poker Player Mag, Party Poker and must of all to the barmaid at the end of the video for suppling us all with the drinks all day.
    Heres to the next one
    Cheers
    Simon