As the PartyPoker.com Premier League VI edges ever closer, the number of players confirmed to play continues to grow. Last week we brought you news of the first six players to be unveiled by PartyPoker as definitely playing in the $125,000 buy-in event, now PartyPoker have revealed two more players who will be competing at Aspers Casino between Mar. 17-23.
First up is Daniel Cates who may be better known to the online poker loving public as his Full Tilt Poker moniker "jungleman12." Cates is a formidable cash game specialist who has been travelling around Europe of late, and playing in a number of tournaments along the way. Cates infamously had what is regarded to be the biggest balance locked up on Full Tilt Poker when it went down almost two years ago, we wonder if he now has access to those funds and whether or not it will have an effect on how he approaches the Premier League VI.
The second new face, and eighth player overall, is one of our own — Luke "fullflush" Schwartz. The loud-mouthed Schwartz has already started a war of words with his fellow Premier League VI competitors, saying to the PartyPoker Blog, "I cannot wait for the PartyPoker.com Premier League VI. From what I see there isn't a single shark in the line-up yet so they'll all be getting steamrolled! I'm a one man pigeon police!"
Love him or hate him you cannot deny Schwartz has some serious poker talent. He has almost $1,400,000 in winnings on PokerStars alone and almost $1,200,000 in live tournament winnings. At the 2012 World Series of Poker, Schwartz finished fourth in the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship event and that is sure to have given him the live tournament bug.
Stay tuned for more Premier League VI announcements in the coming weeks.