PCA Americas Cup Of Poker – Chile Dominant

Americas Cup of Poker Teams

It has certainly been a busy week at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, with the High Roller and Main Event attracting hordes of the world’s very best poker professionals. However, many of the side events have also been full of excitement and drama much like in this event called the Americas Cup Of Poker.

This event was created in order to give players from the different Americas countries a chance at gaining some national pride and of course a nice payday to go with it. The six countries are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Mexico and Peru and each of them have put together a five man team to take part in a SNG type tournament structure that will see the winning team share out a $100k payday.

Each team also has a coach in their corner, with these coaches either being Team PokerStars Pros from the region or highly respected coaches.

Here are the teams:

Team Argentina

Ivan Antono Raich

Ramiro Falbo

Javier Enrique Perez Meisegeier

Farnando Javier Gordo

Cristian Andres Quiñones

Coached by – Nacho Barbero

Team Brazil

Rafael Campelo Costa Diniz

Fernando Geraldo Macedo

Márcio Tiegs

Raphael Velasco Lima de Fonseca

Vinicius Da Costa Collaco

Coached by – Andre Akkari

Team Chile

Leonardo Enrique Game Zerega

Astrid Silvana Periera Fernandez

Carlos Alexis Beltran Fuentes

Pablo Nicolas Encina Zapata

Sergio San Martin Fonseca

Coached by – Amos Ben

Team Colombia

Camilo Posada Fernandez

Julian Felipe Segura Zambrano

Javier Restrepo Buitrago

Juan David Arias Zuluaga

America Marconi

Coached by – Freddy Torres

Team Mexico

Julio Cesar Torres Orpineda

Cristobal Mancbeo del Castillo

Fidel Efren Montoya Rodriguez

Arieb Ortega Leon

Erick Jair Amaro Aguilar

Coached by – Christian de Leon

Team Peru

Junior Ray Barreto Andres

Henry Llamosas

Luis Felipe Villaran Bedoya

Lorella del Rosario Davila Reo

Victor Hugo Calderon Garcia

Coached by – Humberto Brenes

How They All Did On Day 1

Unfortunately for Brazil and Argentina it was not the performance they would have hoped for in the Americas Cup Of Poker as they both fell out of the event on Day 1. Despite the expert advice from their coaches in PokerStars Team Pros Andre Akkari and Nacho Barbero, they could not match their opponents and will only walk away with $5,000 for each player. The two teams will now have to playoff against each other to establish who finished in 5th and 6th respectively with the winners also picking up an extra $2,500 a man.

At the other end of the scale it is currently Chile who are leading the event, albeit by just one solitary point over Peru.

We will update you on how Day 2 goes down a little later today, with the action this time concentrating on the heads up format. Each player will know that a successful day at the felt could bring them and their team closer to that $100k payday.