Sweden defeats USA to win Poker Nations Cup

2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Anders Henriksson defeated Robert Williamson III in a dramatic heads-up match to claim the 2007 Poker Nations Cup (PNC) for Sweden. The six members of team Sweden gets to share $100,000 in prize money.

The prestigious team poker tournament, hosted by PartyPoker.com, was played in Cardiff, Wales, last week. The United States had put together a strong team that included the team captain Robert Williamsom III, Antonio Esfandiari, Jennifer Tilly, and Phil Laak.

Team USA made it all the way to heads-up play against Sweden and was in the lead when Robert Williamson III sat down to face Anders Henriksson. The Swede managed to turn things around, however, and knocked Williamson out.

Besides the honor, first place was worth $100,000 in prize money.

"We are really pleased with this victory. We had a pretty big side bet going with the Americans, so it was very nice to win," said Mats Rahmn, one of the Swedish players, and just like Anders Henriksson a 2006 WSOP bracelet winner.

In total, six countries competed in the 2007 Poker Nations Cup. Besides Sweden and USA, England, Germany, Denmark, and Holland participated.

The team captains:

Sweden: Bo Sehlstedt
USA: Robert Williamson III
England: David Ulliot
Holland: Marcel Luske
Germany: Michael Keiner
Denmark: Theo Jorgensen

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