On Nov. 17, the Zynga Poker Team will compete in the inaugural International Federation of Poker Nations Cup in London. The two-day Nations Cup is a team-based poker tournament that will be played in the iconic London Eye.
In duplicate poker, players sitting in the same seat at every table are dealt identical cards. The tournament will have 12 tables, meaning that each player at a table competes against opponents sitting in the same position at the other tables.
The Zynga Poker team is made up of six Zynga Poker fans - Roger Ellis of Yukon, Canada, Ricky Greer of Texas, USA, Margaret Hailey of Toronto, Canada, Geoff Kinnune of California, USA, Roei Shalev of Tel Aviv, Israel, and Brian Turnbull of Alberta, Canada.
The amateur players are going up against international teams of professional poker player. The Zynga Poker team spent four hours yesterday working on their game in live Sit and Go tournaments. They learned what to do when they are short stacked, preflop raising strategies, and when to call hands.
Today will be another full day of poker practice for our team. Wish them good luck and work on your own awesome poker game at Zynga Poker!
Check out more pics of the team in London.