PartyPoker have found the final player in their dream ten line up for this year’s Premier League and it’s none other than ten times WSOP bracelet winner Mr Doyle Brunson. Brunson will be joining David Benyamine, Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Rousso, Phil Hellmuth, JC Tran, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Roland de Wolfe, Luke Schwartz and the newest member of Team Party, Tony G.
Brunson is very happy to be onboard: "I'm happy to have the challenge of playing against all these great players. I know a lot about many of them but, of course, all the young players from the internet are very aggressive good players. It is impossible to make a favorite to win this because every player in this field is capable of winning. I feel I have as good a chance as anyone," said Doyle.
Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Sport said: "It's an honour that Doyle has accepted his invitation to the Premier League. He is a true legend of the game and I'm so excited to watch him in action against such an eclectic mix of players. The Premier League has become the world's number one televised poker event and it's by far the strongest line up the event has ever seen.”
Matthew Parvis, Editor in Chief of PokerNews.com said: “We are extremely excited to be a sponsor for the PartyPoker.com Premier League IV. Not only is the format one of the most exciting, but the line-up is second to none. There is no other poker tournament where you can see the best of the best battling it out on the felt, and since we consider ourselves among the best in the poker business as well its only natural to be involved with such a fantastic event.”
There are still two spots to be filled one will be taken by the winner of a mini Premier League play-off between members of Team Party including, Mike Sexton, the UK’s Ian Frazer, Remy Biechel, Felipe ‘Mojave’ Ramos, and Bodo Sbrzesny. A special invitation into the Team Party shoot-out has been given to Dragan Galic, a German pro with Croatian roots who was recently nominated for European Player of the Year and is commonly regarded as one of the best and in-form players on the European circuit.
The Final spot will be taken up by an online qualifier. This year PartyPoker.com have been running qualifiers to find 16 players, all 16 players will be flown to Las Vegas where they will play a short series of play-off sit & go’s. The winner of these play-offs will win a $100,000 buy in for the main Premier League event. Both the play-offs and the main event will be filmed for TV across the world. PartyPoker will also be choosing one of the 16 qualifiers to receive a $100,000 Team Party contract to be a sponsored player.
So don’t forget to keep up to date with what’s going in the PartyPoker.com Premier League at Pokernews.com.
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