Some of poker's most recognisable faces are currently in London for the PartyPoker Premier League Mixed Game Championship. This event sees 12 players split into two groups of six, who play each other over three heats and they pick up points depending on where they finish. The top three from each group progress to the final table where everyone is guaranteed at least $25,000 for their efforts.
Today sees both groups play their third and final heat but whilst most will be worried about moving up the leaderboard in order to make it through to Thursday's six-handed final British pro Andrew Feldman is already guaranteed his seat after amassing 19 points from his first two heats.
Feldman looked out of luck during the first heat, which was played as No Limit Hold'em, after he found himself playing a short-stack after he ran into the pocket aces of Ben Carpenter, who is the biggest winner in multi table tournaments on PartyPoker. He was disappointed with his play in the hand but he somehow managed to regain his composure and not only get himself back into contention of some points but he went on to win the entire heat to pick up maximum points. His victory was made all the more sweeter by the fact he was using his “double-up” card so instead of eight points he actually earned 16 points and found himself at the top of Group B's standings. Then yesterday he came fourth in the Pot Limit Omaha heat to pick up another three points which secured his seat in the final.
Young Feldman is now guaranteed at least to get his $25,000 entry fee back but there is still $100,000 up for grabs for the eventual winner and on his current form you would not bet against him taking it down. If he does he will surpass the $1,000,000 barrier for live tournament winnings, this to go with the millions he has won from cash games over the years.
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