Lynn “Queen of Hearts” Paris
For all you Global Poker League fans out there, today (Nov. 29th) is the first day of the Playoffs to determine the winner of the Americas Conference.
The #1 seeded Montreal Nationals were the highest scoring team in the GPL’s regular season, with a whopping 200 points. They will play the 4th seed, the San Francisco Rush in a series of heads-up games beginning at 3 P.M. ET.
Whichever team wins the “Best of Seven” (first team to accumulate four game victories) will await the winners of the match between #2 LA Sunset and #3 Sao Paulo Metropolitans. The winners will then face off to determine the winner of the Americas Conference Final.
Tomorrow (Nov.30th) pits the #1 seeded Moscow Wolverines against the #4 London Royals. The winners will await the results of the best-of-seven match between the #2 Hong Kong Stars and #3 Berlin Bears. The winners will then play for the Eurasia Conference Final.
Higher seeded teams take an advantage into the playoffs, as do their counterparts in other highly contested playoffs.. The team managers have the opportunity to see their opponent’s lineup before submitting theirs which may involve some team strategy. And, their starting stacks are higher: 130K vs. 100K and 120K vs. 110K.
Finally, on Thursday, Dec. 1st, the winner of the Americas Conference winners will play the Eurasia Conference winners in a best of eleven series to determine the first-ever GPL Champions and winner of the $100,000 prize.
We’re covering up our poker table and getting ready to cheer our favorites at the Global Poker League Playoffs!