12 of the World’s Best Take Part in Partypoker.com Premier League Poker

source: http://sev.prnewswire.com/entertainment/20070215/3346424en-1.html

GIBRALTAR, February 15 /PRNewswire/ — PartyPoker.com is pleased to announce the launch of the PartyPoker.com Premier League Poker, a new televised poker spectacle.

The groundbreaking series, developed by Matchroom Sport, will feature 12 of the world’s best players playing in a unique league format for a US$500,000 pot.

With a system developed especially to showcase the legendary poker prowess of each player, they will play six times in the preliminary stages. The leading four players will then progress to the final table with the next four battling it out in heads-up matches for the final two seats. Each player will buy-in for US$20,000, with PartyPoker.com adding US$260,000 to the final table prize pool.

Ten-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth will lead a top field that includes: Dave ‘The Devilfish’ Ulliott, Tony G, Andy Black, Kiril Gerasimov, Liz Lieu, Ian Fraser, Roland De Wolfe, Vicky Coren, Juha Helppi, Kenna James and Eddy Scharf.

Poker superstar Phil Hellmuth commented: “I love the UK and feel at home there, so I am really looking forward to Premier League Poker. It’s always challenging to match wits with the world’s best poker players but I’m coming for the title – make no mistake about that!”

A PartyPoker.com spokesman said “Premier League Poker is an exciting new concept and is sure to make great television. The interest from pros on both sides of the Atlantic has been excellent.”

The league launches on 26th February in Maidstone, Kent, UK.

PartyPoker.com is a popular member of PartyGaming Plc’s growing suite of online games that includes PartyCasino.com, PartyBingo.com, PartyBets.com, PartyGammon.com and EmpirePoker.com.

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