World Cup of Poker IX Terms

Click here for Terms & Conditions for all players taking part in the Live Final at the PCA, January, 2013.

1. WCP Qualifier Information and Rules

  1. You may qualify for the PokerStars World Cup of Poker IX (WCP) by:
    • Being the top 10 2011 Tournament Leader Board (TLB) player for your country. Note: You will receive an e-mail from if you qualify as the top TLB player from your country. You must respond to this e-mail if you wish to play for your team.
    • Winning a qualifying tournament.
    • Being selected by PokerStars.
  2. Any player who attempts to register for qualifiers for more than one country, or region team will be disqualified from World Cup play. PokerStars may require proof of residence from any player at any time during the World Cup of Poker.

  3. All tournaments associated with the PokerStars World Cup of Poker (the "Event") will be No Limit Hold'em.

  4. Entrants must be 18 or older, or the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction. All players may be required to produce proof of age and residence (passport or other valid picture ID).

  5. By participating in a qualifier of any kind on PokerStars, or in the Event, you grant PokerStars the right to use your name and likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation.

  6. During the Event, strict rules regarding player behavior will be enforced. These may include penalties, up to and including disqualification, for foul language, abuse of dealers, players or any other person during the Event, or any other behavior that PokerStars, in its sole judgment, believes to be detrimental to its conduct of the Event.

  7. Forfeiture 

    If a player misses a match for any reason, he may be permanently replaced at the joint discretion of the team’s Striker and PokerStars. The decision of PokerStars management will be final.

    If a player or even an entire team is unable to travel to the Live Final in The Bahamas for any reason, such as passport or visa(s) issues, then PokerStars reserves the right to replace that team member or the entire team, at its sole discretion and without compensation to the player(s).

  8. All qualifying tournaments will be limited to a maximum of 20,000 players, on a first-come first-served basis. Registration will be available one hour before the start of each tournament.

  9. One account per player. Any player found using multiple accounts during qualifying tournaments will be disqualified.

In case of any disputes regarding any terms or conditions of the PokerStars World Cup of Poker, the decision of PokerStars management is final.

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