Quezon City, Philippines – Ralf Souquet capped one of the best 2 weeks in his pool career as he spearheaded the German team to capture the World Cup of Pool crown a week after he won the World Pool Masters. In the World Cup, he partnered with an equally on-form Thorsten Hohmann . Together they beat a surprising Thai pair of Nitiwat Kanjanasri & Kobkit Palajin in the finals to bag the World Cup trophy and $60,000 prize money. The Thais bagged $30,ooo as the second prize.
In the finals, the Germans let the Thai took the first rack after a Hohmann miscue. They countered by winning an amazing 8 straight racks to take an insurmountable 8-1 lead. The Germans held on for a 10-4 victory.
Germany became the first World Cup of Pool winner from Europe. The past 2 editions were dominated by Asian teams (2009 Philippines, 2010 China). This year, Asia had 3 of the 4 semifinal spots but in the end, Germany was too strong for Korea, and Thailand. They also beat 2009 Champs Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante as well as Team Australia en route to becoming the 2011 World Cup of Pool Champions.
The PartyPoker.net World Cup of Pool featured 32 two-player teams representing 31 nations. The total prize-pool was $250,000 with $60,000 going to the champions. The title for the event was PartyPoker.net, the world’s leading online poker school. The tournament was held at the Block Atrium at SM City North EDSA.
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