The line-up for PartyPoker.com Premier League III is complete and we now know the names of the dirty dozen who’ll be in the mix for the massive $1.25 million prize pool.
With the other players already known the final spot could only really go to one person and that’s 11-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth. The ‘Poker Brat’ joins Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan, JC Tran, Nenad Medic, Devilfish, Tony G, Vicky Coren, Annette Obrestad, Roland De Wolfe, Andy Black, Juha Helppi and Peter Eastgate, the man who recently broke Hellmuth’s record as the youngest WSOP Main Event winner. All have had to stump up $75,000 for the buy in.
The draw for the heats takes place at 10am GMT tomorrow (20th November) and you can keep up-to-date as it’ll be blogged live at MatchroomPoker.com.
Eddie Hearn, Director of Online Gaming at Matchroom Sport, said: “The Premier League is an arena where greatness is on display and genius happens. Twelve of the games biggest ever talents will face off for over a million dollars in what will be the greatest poker spectacle of all time.”
If you’re unfamiliar with the format all 12 players in PartyPoker.com Premier League III 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.
PartyBets.com make Eastgate the 6/1 favourite to win the PartyPoker.com Premier League III, followed by JC Tran at 13/2.
A spokesman for PartyPoker.com said: “The five newcomers all head the betting which means we didn’t just fill spots. We brought in players who are more than capable of giving those who thought they were the best a whipping. The odds say everything about the added strength of the players in PartyPoker.com Premier League III.”
The PartyPoker.com Premier League III runs from the 24th to 30th November in London.