Ivey Announces Team Americas for 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Caesars Cup

Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey, captain of Team Americas in the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Caesars Cup, announced his team on Facebook page Friday:

"Proud to be World Series of Poker (WSOP) APAC Caesars Cup captain. Here are my picks: Phil Hellmuth, Greg Merson, Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari."

Hellmuth is the most decorated player in WSOP history with 13 bracelets, Merson is defending Main Event champion, and fellow Team Ivey member, Negreanu is a four-time bracelet winner with over $16 million in career live tournament earnings, and Esfandiari won the $1 Million Big One for One Drop in 2012.

Joe Hachem and Sam Trickett captain Team Asia Pacific and Team Europe, respectively, though they have yet to announce their squads. The Caesars Cup will take place Sunday, April 14.

Earlier this week, Esfandiari was signed by Ultimate Poker to be its brand ambassador.

On Thursday, the makers of Bet Raise Fold released a deleted scene about Ivey titled, "Ivey is God."

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