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Fold for Your Country, Team USA!

World Team Poker Championships

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Jul 23, 2010

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I was asked to captain Team USA in the recent World Team Poker Championships, but I declined because I knew there was a better man for the job. The legendary Doyle Brunson deserved the honor of leading the American squad. Eight teams competed in the inaugural event, as many of the world’s top players were on hand to represent Vietnam, China, England, Greece, Israel, Australia, Brazil, and the USA. Johnny Chan led Team China, along with David Chiu and Chau Giang. Team Israel was represented by captain Eli Elezra, David Benyamine, and the Mizrachi brothers, Michael and Robert. Men “The Master” Nguyen captained Team Vietnam, while Team England had Ben Roberts out in front, and Team Australia had Jeff Lisandro at the helm. Team USA, however, was touted as the team to beat, as we were truly “The Dream Team of Poker.” With more than 40 World Series of Poker ...


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