Dave "The Devilfish" Ulliott is the early bookies favourite to triumph in the clash of the poker titans that is taking place next week in the Party Poker Premier League in Kent. Tony G and Phil Hellmuth are sure to have a thing or two to say about that!
There is sure to be great interest in this event from both a poker angle and a betting perspective. The odds have been made available by PartyBets, a division of Party Gaming. PartyBets can be accessed by anyone with a Party Poker account. Anyone wishing to place a bet on any of the twelve players in the Premier League can also benefit from a free $50 cash that UK Poker News will give away to new accounts opened at Party Poker through this link.
Back to the betting, and PartyBets have chalked up The Devilfish at 11/2. This is likely to grate with Phil Hellmuth – rated at 6/1 - who is travelling over from the USA especially to compete. In his eyes, there is only one favourite.
A spokesman for PartyPoker.com said:
"The early interest has been in the 'Fish' and we had no choice but to make him the early favourite to win. One thing is odds-on though, Phil Hellmuth will not take this news well, we just hope he doesn't spit his dummy out."
The Party Poker Premier League has been developed by Barry Hearn's Matchroom Sport. It will feature twelve of the world's best poker players competing in a league format for a $500,000 prize fund. Amongst those seeking success, apart from the aforementioned Devilfish and Hellmuth, are Tony G, Andy Black, Kirill Gerasimov, Liz Lieu, Ian Fraser, Roland De Wolfe, Vicky Coren, Juha Helppi, Kenna James and Eddy Scharf.
The betting card looks like this, and there is sure to be value in there:
11/2 Dave "The Devilfish" Ulliott
6/1 Phil Hellmuth
7/1 Juha Helppi
8/1 Tony G
8/1 Roland De Wolfe
10/1 Andy Black
10/1 Ian Fraser
10/1 Kenna James
15/1 Kirill Gerasimov
15/1 Liz Lieu
25/1 Vicky Coren
30/1 Eddy Scharf
Get your bets on!
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