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 partypoker923.com 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:
- Tony G
- Max Pescatori
- Luke Schwartz
- Matt Giannetti
- Jennifer Tilly
- James Dempsey
- Mike Sexton
- Ben Carpenter
- Andrew Feldman
- Sorel Mizzi
- Yevgeniy Timoshenko
- 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:
Stay tuned for more details on PartyPoker Blog.