The exciting mix of football and poker comes together on May 3, 2014 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy when the inaugural Poker Champions Cup takes place.

Already one of the most eagerly anticipated poker events of the year, excitement surrounding the Poker Champions Cup reached fever pitch at the start of the week when it was revealed that a legend from five of the best football clubs in Europe will be captaining their poker teams!

  • Denis Irwin – Manchester United
  • Manuel Amoros – Olympique de Marseille
  • Stefano Tacconi – Juventus
  • Enzoo Scifo – RSC Anderlecht
  • Rafael Martin Vazquez – Real Madrid

Manchester United and Ireland legend Denis Irwin is overjoyed at the prospect of captaining his team: “I’m delighted to be involved in the bwin Poker Champions Cup. I’m not much of a poker player, so if the guys playing have as much ability on the table as they did on the pitch, it’s going to be a tough day. I’m sure the lucky online winners will give them a testing time too! It’s an honour to be representing Manchester United and I’m hopeful of reliving my 1999 experiences by clinching another European title!”

Qualify Now

You could be competing alongside these footballing heroes if you qualify for the Poker Champions Cup at partypoker. Qualifiers are running right now, including freeroll tournaments that feed into the weekly $9+ $1 final. In this final, two live event fan packages are guaranteed, with additional packages awarded for every extra $1,300 in the prize pool.

Each $1,300 package consists of:

  • Entry to the Poker Champions Cup
  • 2 nights’ accommodation for two people
  • $800 for travel and spending money
  • 2 tickets to a Juventus game
  • Special VIP activities
  • Team jersey and exclusive gifts and goodies!

What is the Poker Champions Cup?

This incredible new tournament plays much like the group stage of a football tournament in that players from each team will face each other in a number of 5-handed sit & gos. The player who tops their sit & go wins a Galaxy Tab and progresses to the final table where a World Poker Tour package is up for grabs! Stay tuned to the partypoker blog in the run up and during the Poker Champions Cup as we bring you news and views from what should be an amazing poker spectacle.

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