More stars added to Caesars Cup rosters

Patrik Antonius
Patrik Antonius will join Annette Obrestad's Team Europe at the inaugural Caesars Cup.

Four more of poker's best have been added to the Caesars Cup rosters.

Americas captain Daniel Negreanu has selected 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Doyle Brunson and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Jennifer Harman for his team while Europe captain Annette Obrestad has added Finnish high-stakes studs Patrik Antonius and Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies.

Set for London's Casino at the Empire Friday Sept. 25 at 10 a.m., the Caesars Cup is unique Ryder Cup-style poker tournament pitting teams from both sides of the Atlantic against each other.

Negreanu and Obrestad have been tasked with assembling eight-person rosters for the made-for-television event that will air on ESPN-branded channels as part of its 2009 WSOPE coverage.

The structure will feature heads-up and two-man doubles matches, with single points awarded for each match.

The first two matches match will be doubles and include alternate betting with one player per side playing pre-flop and on the turn and the other playing the flop and the river.

The next two matches will be doubles with the players alternating every two hands.

After the doubles matches conclude, the format will move on to heads-up if a clear winner has not yet been decided.

Before today's announcement, the Americas roster already included Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth and John Juanda while Peter Eastgate, Dario Minieri and Bertrand Grospellier made up the European team.

The European team will include a Betfair Poker qualifier and the final roster spots are expected be announced prior to the event.

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