Team Israel has Peru on their minds as they gear up for Taiwan!

Team Israel, represented by the Israeli Poker Union, is as follows:

Stas Tishkevich – 33 years old lives in Hod Hasharon. Team Coach/player. He Is the chairman of the Israeli Poker Union and founder of the Israeli poker academy.

Cfir Ariel – 43 years old lives in Rosh Ha’ain. Discovered Texas holdem in 1999 and plays mostly tournaments. Dreams on representing Israel in the Asian match poker championship and to help making poker legal in Israel.

Nira Nachum – 55 years old lives in Shoahm. She has a tax consulting and accounting office and she is also a publisher of a local magazine. She discovered holdem few years ago in a cruise and since than she plays and also learned in the Israeli poker academy. Her moto in life is: ‘As long as you live, live happily. Don’t be afraid to deal with each problem step by step.’

Oded Gilad – 40 years old lives in Binyamina. Self employed educator. Plays Holdem for 14 years.

Rami Koren – 55 years old lives in Holon. Plays Holdem for 10 years. Studied at the Israeli poker academy. Was part from the Israeli team in bowling and is very happy to represent the Israeli team in Match poker.

Jacob Sharon – 37 years old lives in Kiryat Ata. The love for holdem started slowly and accelerated and now the game is a part of his life. He will be happy to be a part of the Israeli team and to help make the game legal in Israel.

Shlomi Cohen – 42 years old lives in Ramat Gan. Shlomi is participating in major tournaments around the world including WSOP which he cashed this year in 3 tournament out of 5 and won a satellite to the main event. In his professional life Shlomi is an entrepreneur, having lived and worked in Canada, the US and Israel, and is the Founder and CTO of Call-Tech Communications, Israel.

Meir Avigal – 48 years old lives in Yakir. CEO in a project management company. Plays poker for 3.5 years. Last June he reached 2 final tables in Vegas.