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Premier League VII – Full Line-Up Now Confirmed And Player Draw List!

Posted by Dany Willis & filed under Premier League VII.

The seventh edition of the ever-popular partypoker Premier League kicks off on November 20 at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada and what a line-up of superstars we have for you to feast on!

Costing $125,000 to enter, the partypoker Premier League is one of the most prestigious poker events in the world, one that every poker player worth his or her salt wants to compete in and win. Premier League 7 will see some of the world’s biggest names lock horns at the felt in an attempt to show the poker community that they are part of poker’s elite and worthy of the $400,000 first place prize. Without further ado, here is the partypoker Premier League 7 line-up in full.

Premier League VII

    Where: Playground Poker Club in Montreal
    When: 20 – 26 November 2013.
    How much: $125,000 buy-in
    How many: 12 superstar names
    Extra: Pokers TV event of the year!

1. Antonio  “The Magician” Esfandiari

Antonio Esfandiari – Ranked number one in the all-time money listings. We caught up with Esfandiari and asked him for his thoughts about the upcoming Premier League: “Very excited to be playing in the Premier League again – even more excited that its in Montreal at the Playground. Love Canada!“ Last time around in Premier League VI we saw Esfandiari finish in 3rd and cashing for $150,000!

2. Dan Shak

The reigning partypoker Premier League champion. Can he defend his successfully defend his title?

“I am thrilled to be back to defend my partypoker Premier League title in Montreal – I really enjoyed the unique format and the win last time out and it will, undoubtedly, remain a big highlight of my poker career. The chance to repeat is a major thrill for me and I cannot wait.”

3. Phil Laak

Phil Laak – “The Unabomber” has a World Poker Tour and a partypoker World Open 5 title to his name. We caught up with him for a few words and he told us (very excitedly) that “The Premier League is awesome. And Montreal is awesome!  Massively stoked for this event….!”

4. Vanessa Selbst

 “I had so much fun playing the Premier League in 2011 – it’s such a fun, innovative, and mentally-challenging structure.  I’m excited it has come to North America and thrilled to be able to play it again, especially in a new short-handed format.”

5. Scott Seiver

Scott Seiver – Winner of partypoker Premier League 5. Seiver also has a World Series of Poker bracelet and has won the WPT World Championship, too.

6. Daniel “Jungleman” Cates

The high stakes online legend finished as runner up to Seiver in season 5. Can he make amends this time around?

“The last season of partypoker Premier League was certainly eventful for me and it is great to be back for a second time for a crack at the title.”

7. Jason Koon

One of the in-form players of the moment both online and live. Can the muscleman power his way to victory in Montreal?

8. Jeff Gross

Flush with cash after his tattoo prop bet. Gross also has a superb record at the Playground Poker Club: “So excited to be playing in the Party Poker Premier League! It is a great honor to be invited and compete with many of the top players in the game.  This is a very prestigious title and thrilled it is at Playground Poker which is my favorite venue to play poker at. Montreal is world class city and I will be counting down the days until November 20th!!”

9. Sorel Mizzi

The often controversial Canadian will be looking to win a major poker title in his home country.

10. Daniel Colman

Hugely feared by line-up ‘Mrgr33n13’ – rumoured to have won over $2 million in last year after leaving US. The reaction of pros Seiver, Koon and Selbst is that he has further strengthened line-up. This is a beast who we are yet to see in live environment and big opportunity for him to show skills.

11. Jonathan Duhamel

“I’m particularly pleased to participate in this new edition of  Premier League Poker. I had a blast last year and I’m motivated to face all these great players again. The fact that the league is held in Montreal this year makes the experience all the more exciting to me. I’m sure it will be a memorable edition!”

12. Brian Rast

Has two WSOP bracelets including the $50,000 Poker Players Championship.

Last night partypoker treated the 12 Premier League 7 guests to a lavish party at the fantastic W Hotel that’s found just downtown in Montreal. In between the chit chat partypoker’s very Kara Scott and Jesse May held a draw to determine just who would be facing who in the upcoming  heats in the Premier League VII. Each participant was assigned one of 12 cards represented by a spot throughout the various heats of the tournament.

 

The Heats

WEDS 20/11/2013 – Heat 1
1 JEFF GROSS
3 ANTONIO ESFANDIARI
4 DANIEL CATES
5 SOREL MIZZI
6 JASON KOON
9 BRIAN RAST
11 DAN COLMAN
12 SCOTT SEIVER

 

THURS 21/11/2013 – Heat 2
2 JONATHAN DUHAMEL
4 DANIEL CATES
6 JASON KOON
7 DAN SHAK
8 PHIL LAAK
9 BRIAN RAST
10 VANESSA SELBST
12 SCOTT SEIVER

 

FRI 22/11/2013 – Heat 3
1 JEFF GROSS
2 JONATHAN DUHAMEL
5 SOREL MIZZI
6 JASON KOON
7 DAN SHAK
8 PHIL LAAK
10 VANESSA SELBST
11 DAN COLMAN

 

SAT 23/11/2013 – Heat 4
3 ANTONIO ESFANDIARI
4 DANIEL CATES
5 SOREL MIZZI
2 JONATHAN DUHAMEL
8 PHIL LAAK
10 VANESSA SELBST
11 DAN COLMAN
12 SCOTT SEIVER

 

SUN 24/11/2013 – Heat 5
1 JEFF GROSS
6 JASON KOON
3 ANTONIO ESFANDIARI
4 DANIEL CATES
7 DAN SHAK
8 PHIL LAAK
9 BRIAN RAST
11 DAN COLMAN

 

MON 25/11/2013 – Heat 6
1 JEFF GROSS
2 JONATHAN DUHAMEL
3 ANTONIO ESFANDIARI
5 SOREL MIZZI
7 DAN SHAK
9 BRIAN RAST
10 VANESSA SELBST
12 SCOTT SEIVER

Improved Format:

The structure of partypoker Premier League 7 has been tweaked following consultation with the players and now features 12 players playing six eight-handed heats, with each player competing in a total of four league matches.

Players are awarded pints based on their finishing position, with each point worth $2,000 in cold, hard cash. The top four points earners progress to the final table, while the next four places square off in a series of best-of-three one-on-one matches for the last two spots in the six-handed grand finale.

Hosts with the most

As in previous seasons, partypoker’s very own Kara Scott will present the coverage, while the legendary Jesse May will lead a star-studded commentary team.

Be sure to keep your browsers locked to the partypoker blog from now until the end of the partypoker Premier League 7 as we bring you regular updates and recaps of the best poker action in town. Hold onto your hats folks because this edition of the Premier League should be spectacular.

The all new partypoker Sunday tournament schedule

The all new partypoker has introduced a new Sunday tournament schedule. The key changes are the addition of an action-packed fun $10K Super Bounty and a wide range of new low buy-in tournaments featuring the best of the old but also new speed, rebuy, add-on and PLO tournaments – a great Sunday mix if you want to win top prizes and have fun playing tournament poker.

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  • darren kis

    shame devilfish isn’t in. And vanessa while being a great player is such a sourpuss, she is not enjoyable to watch.

  • Sven Björkman

    yeah, and I will miss the live stream!