Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Caesars Cup returns this October with Phil Hellmuth and Bertrand Grospellier as captains. - ESPN

The Caesars Cup returns this October with Phil Hellmuth and Bertrand Grospellier as captains. - ESPN:

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Short Summary: The Caesars Cup was the poker match that set "the Americans" vs. "the Europeans" in several(5 to be exact) heads up and partner formatted sessions. It was generally the thought at the time that the Americans would easily win and basically dominate the matches due to their combination of braclets, wins in tournaments at every level, lifetime winnings of millions and millions and live experience sitting at the felt of thousands of hours coupled with their name recognition within not only the poker community but their developing status growing throughout mainstream media. The match was in 2009 and the Europeans didn't have the same name recognition at the time outside of the world where they prospered, online. Surprising everyone but themselves the European group of 5 dominated from the start and won convincingly 4-1. This time ESPN will be capturing the rematch at the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe in October


2009 Match 8 players each team
American Team

Captain-Daniel Negreanu
Dolye Brunson
Phil Ivey
Jennifer Harman
Phil Hellmuth
John Juanda
Barry Greenstein
Huck Seed

European Team

Captain-Annette Obrested
Gus Hanson
Dario Minieri
John Harvey
Bertrand Grospellier
Patrick Antonius
Ziigmund Sahamies
Peter Eastgate




From the man himself:


 Bertrand Grospellier 
First pick is  ! RT : I can't wait for the Caesars Cup, you know who your picking yet?


2011 Match-5 players each team
American Team

Captain-Phil Hellmuth
1st Pick-Doyle Brunson


European Team

Captain-Bertrand Grospellier