The line-ups for PartyPoker.com Premier League V are complete! As a WPT Special Event, the final seat in the Main Event has gone to current WPT World Championship winner Scott Seiver. The 26-year-old Las Vegas pro scooped $1,618,344 at Bellagio to win the WPT’s showpiece event in May 2011. Scott said:
“I cannot wait to play the PartyPoker.com Premier League – I love the format and I am looking to go in and stir it up. Table talk is an important part of my game.”
Seiver joins Erik Seidel, Tony G, Bertrand ‘Elky’ Grospellier, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Sam Trickett, Luke ‘FullFlush’ Schwartz, Tom Dwan, Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Vanessa Selbst, Andy Frankenberger, Eugene Katchalov, Phil Laak and Patrik Antonius in the elite line-up for the $125,000 buy-in televised event that starts on Wednesday 4th April at the Montesino in Vienna.
This leaves two spots in the Main Event available which will be played for during the televised PartyPoker.com Premier League Play-Offs that get underway on Sunday 1st April. 24 players will fight it out for two $125,000 seats – 12 of whom are online qualifiers from PartyPoker.com, 12 of whom were invited.
The 24 players will be evenly split into two groups A and B and then into heats, a1 and a2 and b1 and b2. So in each heat there will be 3 pros and 3 online players. the six players in the heats will start with 300,000 in chips and will play down to three players where they will move into the final. In both finals the winners of Final A and B will win a seat into the Premier League Main Event.
1) Bruno Fitoussi (France) ACF legend and European poker pioneer
2) Antony Lellouche (France) Watch out for the cash games!
3) Dominik Nitsche (Germany) Poker’s most travelled young rounder? It’s a tournament that is not in Cyprus. #FML
4) Xuan Liu (Canada) Definitely not just a pretty face!
5) Melanie Weisner (USA) It’s amazing how many countries you can play poker in when you just travel by unicycle.
6) Giovanni Rizzo (Italy) Mama Mia! PartyPoker.it’s resident pro.
7) Alexander Petersen (Denmark) ‘KP’ is there a bigger mouth bigger stakes pro in the whole of Denmark?
8) Bartolomeu ‘Amatos’ Gomila (Spain) Barcelona legend – PartyPoker local pro has a crack at the big time.
9) Steve O’Dwyer (Ireland/US) He’s got no home but if he did he wouldn’t need a heater! Watch out!
10) Bodo Sbrzesny (Germany) PartyPoker VIP and Team Pro – just don’t let him show you the seven deuce.
11) Erich Kollman (Austria) A coolman with home advantage?
12) One Montesino VIP to be confirmed.