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PartyPoker Premier League Poker Mixed Game Championship takes place from November 13-17 2011 at the Playboy Club London.

The championship will test 12 of the world’s best players in three disciplines of the game – No-Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha.

Tony G is one of the first players to sign up for the $25,000 buy-in event. “I cannot wait – I am going to take everything they have,” said Tony G. “I am going to mix the mixed game up and put on a show!”

“I think it’s fantastic that games other than No Limit Hold’em are going to get TV exposure,” said Mike Sexton. “Poker is more than one game. This is a bold move, but a good one!”

The 12 players taking part are:

  • Mike Sexton – WPT legend from the Poker Hall of Fame direct from Las Vegas.
  • Luke Schwartz – online bad boy ‘FullFlush1’ but will he will be allowed sandwiches in the Playboy Casino?
  • Matt Giannetti – direct from the November Nine, the WPT Malta champion and subject of Hellmuth man crush? Can he afford it?
  • Max Pescatori – the pride of Italy, where’s the bandana? He isn’t a pirate anymore.
  • Tony G – he wanted his Czech mate Zasko. Quiet, calming and fresh from meeting the Dutch Ralph Perry.
  • Jennifer Tilly – she said on CBS this week she is quitting poker. Will this be her swan song?
  • Sorel Mizzi – WPT high-roller champion. Love him or hate him, there’s no doubt he’s a favourite.
  • Andy Frankenberger – WPT Season IX Player of the Year – seemingly unstoppable?
  • Ben Carpenter – representing VIP’s – a loyal, consistent and winning customer.
  • Yevgeniy Timoshenko – likes to ride Tony G’s bike, a feared WPT World Championship winner.
  • Andrew Feldman – not a writer, won millions online – gets pulled over for not looking old enough to drive a sports car. UK Open winner.
  • James Dempsey – he’s a blonde WSOP bracelet winner and has been able to rustle up the $25k buy-in – if you can wake him.

12 players are split into 2 groups of 6:

Group A

  1. Tony G
  2. Max Pescatori
  3. Luke Schwartz
  4. Matt Giannetti
  5. Jennifer Tilly
  6. James Dempsey

Group B

  1. Mike Sexton
  2. Ben Carpenter
  3. Andrew Feldman
  4. Sorel Mizzi
  5. Yevgeniy Timoshenko
  6. Andy Frankenberger

Each player will play 3 times. Top three progress through to the final. All the live updates, pictures and videos will be available on PartyPoker Blog. This is the prize money breakdown:

  1. $100,000
  2. $65,000
  3. $45,000
  4. $35,000
  5. $30,000
  6. $25,000

Stay tuned for more details on PartyPoker Blog.


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