Phil Laak, Tom Dwan and Daniel Cates are the latest pros to sign up for the Party Poker sponsored Premiere League season V. Before them, quite a few other eminent pros such as Patrik Antonius, Luke Schwartz, Sam Trickett, Tony G from Party Poker, Vanessa Selbst from team PokerStars and Andy Frankenberger registered for the same event. Premiere League Poker season V, which will run between April 4th and 10th, will be presented by Kara Scott from the Party Poker team. The event will be hosted by the Montesino Casino in Vienna.
The field for the Premiere League Poker V will consist of 16 players. It will take place before the WPT Vienna main event begins. The main event, scheduled to take place between April 10th and 15th, will be preceded by a 48-hour long Big Game VI by Party Poker which will begin on April 11th.
Laak Excited about Next Month’s Schedule
Laak stated that Austria will be action-packed next month with the Big Game, Premiere League and WPT Vienna main event taking place one after the other. The San Francisco based poker pro has already started preparing for the big tournaments to be held next month.
For Phil, the competition will be quite intense with Dwan and Cates registering for the WPT events. Dwan is well-known for winning high-stakes online Pot Limit Omaha and No Limit Hold’em tournaments. Cates, who earned $5 million in 2010 for being the highest cash earner, is also a strong player.
Premiere League Structure Announced
The detailed structure for Premiere League V has been announced by Party Poker. The main event will have a 16-player field, which will be divided into two. Each group will consist of 8 players. 4 league matches will be held in which both groups with compete. The top 3 players from each group will move to the final table. Players in the 4th and 5th positions from each group will take part in a heads-up battle before the final table action begins. Based on players’ performance in the heads-up tournament, the rest of the final tablers will be determined. Just like playing situs slot online resmi, this tournament requires strategy and focus.
The winner of the Premiere League will be given an entry to the WPT World Championship which will have buy-ins at $25,500. The championship will be held in Las Vegas, at The Bellagio between 19th and 26th May.
Premiere League to be Covered by Sky Sports
Sky Sports will cover Party Poker’s Premiere League and broadcast it internationally. The sports channel will also cover the Big Game VI which will be conducted during the main event of WPT Vienna. Premiere League Qualifiers
Players interested in participating in the Premiere League will have to play in the qualifiers held by Party Poker. Daily qualifiers, 6 weekly satellites and freerolls are running at the poker room through which players can make their way to the grand event.