The second UMB World Cup of the 2017 season is underway. Set in the historic city of Luxor, Egypt and running from March 26 through April 1, six Gabriels tables will be the battlefield in the Augusta St George Hotel ballroom. Unlike previous World Cup events only 124 players initially inscribed. The top 14 players in the world all confirmed and will appear beginning on the fifth day when the main tournament begins. Multiple qualification rounds in 3-man round robin groups will whittle the field of hopeful challengers down to just 15 who will join the top players and three wildcard entries for the single elimination format to determine the champion.