Americas Cup of Poker kicks off

Humberto Brenes
The Costa Rican Shark will see you at the Americas Cup of Poker final.

PokerStars has launched the inaugural Americas Cup of Poker with group stage freerolls and low buy-in tournaments beginning today.

Players in theU.S., Mexico, Ecuador, Canada, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay are invited to play in any of the Americas Cup of Poker daily tournaments.

Players from outside these countries can also help their country get involved through wildcard tournaments.

The countries have been split into groups, with each facing a new challenger each week.

Players score points for their country by making the top 100 in the daily freerolls, and $0.20 and $5.50 tournaments beginning today.

The country with the most points wins each match. When all the group matches are complete the two countries with the most wins in each group move on to a live final in Argentina.

The teams headed to the live event to represent their country will be made up of the five players earning the most points during the group stage and a Team PokerStars Pro.

The live tournament will be held at a Bariloche ski resort in the Andes with a $100,000 first-place prize up for grabs.

Check out PokerStars for more information. The groupings and schedule is also available on the PokerStars Americas Cup of Poker page right here.

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