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Enter the World Cup of Poker V at PokerStars in 2008, enter via PokerStars freeroll tournament or by being the highest on the points leader board.The World Cup of Poker 2008 has already begun with country qualifying heats under way at PokerStars. In order to represent your country in PokerStars World Cup Poker V players need to firstly qualify for their country’s team. Each team country's team will be made up of four players with a further fifth player being added to each team that qualifies from their Division for the live final event that while be hosted in the Bahamas. Each country will have two Freeroll Poker Tournament Qualifiers which will provide you the chance to play for your country see the full PokerStars WorldCup of Poker 2008 schedule below. Download the popular poker software here and get rewarded with a $600 PokerStars bonus when using the bonus code STARS600 upon sign up and first deposit at PokerStars.com

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The PokerStars World Cup of Poker V 2008 has begun November 13 – December 7.

Update: Germany won the 2009 World Cup of Poker

How to qualify to represent your country in the PokerStars World Cup 2008

Each countries team will be comprised of four poker players of which two will spots will be filled by players from the PokerStars-Freeroll qualifying rounds the other two positions will be occupied by two PokerStars.com Tournament Leader Board players.Pokerstars bonus

Represent your country at the World Cup of Poker 2008 via PokerStars Freeroll

Every country will have access to two Freeroll Tournament Qualifying events at PokerStars with the top table finishers from each of these rounds playing off in a two table, 18 player final event after which both the winner and runner-up for that country's final will be offered a spot to represent on their country’s Poker World Cup team at Poker Stars.

Third and fourth place finalists will utilized as reserve players for their country’s team in the event that one or more of the country team members can not make the event the reserve team member will then full the spot.

Represent your country at the PokerStars World Cup Poker -Tournament Leader Board Position

Each country will also have it's top two PokerStars Tournament Leader Board players playing for their respective country with the top players from January 1, 2007 through to December 31, 2007 players in

the 54 countries represented will automatically qualify as their countries World Cup team representative.

The top finishing Tournament Leader Board player positions at PokerStars will also be presented with the option of being the Captain of their country and it's team. Player who have qualified in the top position of the leader-board at PokerStars will receive an e-mail notifying them of their qualification into the event.

The Live Final Event in Bahamas

Nine national teams will qualify for the live Final at which stage each qualifying country will have an additional player bring the total team players to five, the fifth country team player will be selected by PokerStars.

United States, Canada and Germany World Cup Poker Qualifications

The United States, Canadian and German players will have added qualifying rounds for to create state/provincial teams.

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World Cup of Poker 2008 - PokerStars Country schedule

Qualifiers are being run from November 13 – December 7 2008, for the PokerStars World-Cup of Poker Series.

Country Date Time - EST - PokerStars server time

Argentina

  • Argentina 27 November 2008 - 19:00
  • Argentina 29-November 2008 - 13:00
  • Argentina (Final) 30-November 2008 - 13:00

Armenia

  • Armenia 28 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Armenia 29 November 2008 - 7:00
  • Armenia (Final) 30 November 2008 - 7:00

Australia

  • Australia 28 November 2008 - 6:00
  • Australia 29 November 2008 - 23:59
  • Australia (Final) 30 November 2008 - 23:59

Austria

  • Austria 27 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Austria 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Austria (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Belarus

  • Belarus 28 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Belarus 29 November 2008 - 7:00
  • Belarus (Final) 30 November 2008 - 7:00

Belgium

  • Belgium 28 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Belgium 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Belgium (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Brazil

  • Brazil 27 November 2008 - 19:00
  • Brazil 29 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Brazil (Final) 30 November 2008 - 13:00

Bulgaria

  • Bulgaria 28 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Bulgaria 29 November 2008 - 7:00
  • Bulgaria (Final) 30 November 2008 - 7:00

Canada

  • Canada 28 November 2008 - 20:00
  • Canada 29 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Canada (Final) 30 November 2008 - 14:00

Chile

  • Chile 27 November 2008 - 15:00
  • Chile 29 November 2008 - 16:00
  • Chile 30 November 2008 - 16:00

China

  • China 28 November 2008 - 8:00
  • China 30- November 2008 - 2:00
  • China (Final) 1 December 2008 - 2:00

Columbia

  • Columbia 27 November 2008 - 22:00
  • Columbia 29 November 2008 - 16:00
  • Columbia (Final) 30 November 2008 - 16:00

Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica 27 November 2008 - 22:00
  • Costa Rica 29 November 2008 - 16:00
  • Costa Rica (Final) 30 November 2008 - 16:00

Czech Republic

  • Czech Republic 27 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Czech Republic 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Czech Republic (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Denmark

  • Denmark 28 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Denmark 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Denmark (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Estonia

  • Estonia 28 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Estonia 29 November 2008 - 7:00
  • Estonia (Final) 30 November 2008 - 7:00

Finland

  • Finland 27 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Finland 29 November 2008 - 7:00
  • Finland (Final) 30 November 2008 - 7:00

France

  • France 28 November 2008 - 14:00
  • France 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • France (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Germany

  • Germany 27 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Germany 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Germany (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Greece

  • Greece 28 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Greece 29 November 2008 - 7:00
  • Greece (Final) 30 November 2008 - 7:00

Guatemala

  • Guatemala 28 November 2008 - 18:00
  • Guatemala 29 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Guatemala (Final) 30 November 2008 - 14:00

Hungary

  • Hungary 27 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Hungary 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Hungary (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Iceland

  • Iceland 28 November 2008 - 16:00
  • Iceland 29 November 2008 - 10:00
  • Iceland (Final) 30 November 2008 - 10:00

Ireland

  • Ireland 28 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Ireland 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Ireland (Final) 30-Nov-08 8:00

Israel

  • Israel 28 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Israel 29 November 2008 - 15:00
  • Israel (Final) 30 November 2008 - 7:00

Italy

  • Italy 27 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Italy 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Italy (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Japan

  • Japan 28 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Japan 30 November 2008 - 2:00
  • Japan (Final) 1 December 2008 - 2:00

Korea

  • Korea 28 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Korea 30 November 2008 - 2:00
  • Korea (Final) 1 December 2008 - 2:00

Latvia

  • Latvia 27 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Latvia 29 November 2008 - 7:00
  • Latvia (Final) 30 November 2008 - 7:00

Lebanon

  • Lebanon 28 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Lebanon 29 November 2008 - 7:00
  • Lebanon (Final) 30 November 2008 - 7:00

Lithuania

  • Lithuania 28 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Lithuania 29 November 2008 - 7:00
  • Lithuania (Final) 30 November 2008 - 7:00

Mexico

  • Mexico 27 November 2008 - 22:00
  • Mexico 29 November 2008 - 16:00
  • Mexico (Final) 30 November 2008 - 16:00

Netherlands

  • Netherlands 27 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Netherlands 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Netherlands (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

New Zealand

  • New Zealand 28 November 2008 - 4:00
  • New Zealand 29 November 2008 - 22:00
  • New Zealand (Final) 30 November 2008 - 22:00

Norway

  • Norway 27 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Norway 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Norway (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Peru

  • Peru 27 November 2008 - 19:00
  • Peru 29 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Peru (Final) 30 November 2008 - 13:00

Philippines

  • Philippines 28 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Philippines 30 November 2008 - 2:00
  • Philippines (Final) 1 December 2008 - 2:00

Poland

  • Poland 27 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Poland 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Poland (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Portugal

  • Portugal 28 November 2008 - 15:00
  • Portugal 29 November 2008 - 9:00
  • Portugal (Final) 30 November 2008 - 9:00

Romania

  • Romania 28 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Romania 29 November 2008 - 7:00
  • Romania (Final) 30 November 2008 - 7:00

Russia

  • Russia 27 November 2008 - 12:00
  • Russia 29 November 2008 - 6:00
  • Russia (Final) 30 November 2008 - 6:00

Slovakia

  • Slovakia 27 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Slovakia 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Slovakia (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

South Africa

  • South Africa 27 November 2008 - 14:00
  • South Africa 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • South Africa (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Spain

  • Spain 27 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Spain 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Spain (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Sweden

  • Sweden 28 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Sweden 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Sweden (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Switzerland

  • Switzerland 27 November 2008 - 14:00
  • Switzerland 29 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Switzerland (Final) 30 November 2008 - 8:00

Taiwan

  • Taiwan 28 November 2008 - 8:00
  • Taiwan 30 November 2008 - 2:00
  • Taiwan (Final) 1 December 2008 - 2:00

Turkey

  • Turkey 28 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Turkey 29 November 2008 - 7:00
  • Turkey (Final) 30 November 2008 - 7:00

Ukraine

  • Ukraine 28 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Ukraine 29 November 2008 - 7:00
  • Ukraine (Final) 30 November 2008 - 7:00

United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom 27 November 2008 - 15:00
  • United Kingdom 29 November 2008 - 9:00
  • United Kingdom (Final) 30 November 2008 - 9:00

Uruguay

  • Uruguay 27 November 2008 - 19:00
  • Uruguay 29 November 2008 - 13:00
  • Uruguay (Final) 30 November 2008 - 13:00

United States of America

  • USA 27 November 2008 - 20:00
  • USA 29 November 2008 - 14:00
  • USA (Final) 30 November 2008 - 14:00

All Tournament Schedule times are in EST / PokerStars server time

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