We’re pretty sure the word is already spreading like wild-fire around various forums and if not Kevin Mathers will make sure of it soon enough, but just for the record the latest news on the PartyPoker.com Premier League V that precedes the WPT Main Event is that French poker legend Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier will be joining the line-up.
We managed to grab a few words with the all round winning machine ElkY who told us: “This will be the first time I have taken part in the Premier League and I’m super excited to compete with all those great players in such a unique and interesting format.”
In addition to serving as Tournament Director during the WPT Vienna Main Event, WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage will be overseeing all of the fantastic poker action of the PartyPoker.com Premier League. “I’m very excited to be a part of the Premier League. I have long been a fan of the format as it brings together some of the world’s best players with the greatest personalities in the game,” said Matt.
As we reported the other day Andrew Robl will be taking part in the televised PartyPoker.com Big Game VI which will run for a full 48 hours! and this is right in the middle of the WPT Vienna Main Event. Andrew Robl looks set to start the game which will be streamed in its entirety at www.partypoker.com/blog and believe us he has some very strong opinions about his reunion with Tony G.
Last Chance Weekend
This weekend marks the final chance to qualify for the WPT Vienna Main Event with PartyPoker.com. Each prize package for the event which takes place between the 10th – 15th April at the Montesino is worth $7,000 and includes the $4,700 main event buy-in, hotel accommodation for six nights and $900 spending money.
The mix of freerolls, qualifiers and weekly satellites run until Sunday 25th March with the main $375 online satellite with one package guaranteed taking place at 15.20 ET (21.20 CEST). For more information visit our WPT Vienna promotional page.
Just 1 seat left
For those of you keeping count at home ElkY will be joining the best of the best when it comes to poker along with the likes of Patrik Antonius, Vanessa Selbst, Sam Trickett, Tony G, Luke ‘FullFlush’ Schwartz, Erik Seidel, Andy Frankenberger, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Eugene Katchalov, Tom Dwan, Phil Laak and the non other Daniel Cates in this massvie $125,000 buy-in event where $200,000 will be added by the sponsors. And with one more player to join the line-up before it gets underway, we ask who could it be? Let us know below: