A number of countries will battle it out to establish which is the greatest poker playing region in the Poker Nations Cup.

Starting in the early hours of September 17th, Great Britain, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the US will compete for the title.

A prize pool of $280,000 is available with five players from each team taking part paying $5,000 each. An additional competitor who qualifies via Party Poker will also take part.

In the opening rounds, the UK's Surindar Sunar will face off against his Irish opponent Donnacha O'Dea.

Jamie Gold, winner of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event 2006, will also compete and is due to play Sweden's Johan Ocklind.

Last year, a Swedish team that featured two WSOP bracelet winners beat the US to be crowned the Poker Nations Cup champions.