The sixth edition of the Party Poker Premier League will be held in London’s Aspers Casino from the 17th to the 23rd of March.
Party Poker said the event will feature sixteen of the best players in the world and if the first four names announced for the tournament are any indication this could be one of the most exciting television poker events of the year.
Defending champion Scott Seiver, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari have all confirmed that they will be playing in the event.
Seiver has an amazing run in the Premier League last year defeating poker superstars Phil Laak, Sam Trickett and Patrik Antonius on his way to claiming the title and the $500,000 first place prize.
Seiver is excited to return to the event and is aiming to become the first player to win the Premier League Title back to back.
“I really enjoyed the interesting format last year and it was great to win,” Seiver said.
“I am looking forward to defending my title.”
The ever popular Negreanu will return to the tournament for the first time since season IV and said he was really looking forward to face off against other world class poker players.
“I’m really excited to be back playing the Premier League this year,” Negreanu said.
“I love the format and unique events like this are great for poker.
“I’m honored to be invited and happily support the event and plan on winning it.”
Hellmuth had great success in Europe last year, winning the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, and said he was keen to add another honor to his incredible poker resume.
“I am looking forward to competing in the Premier League: 16 players, 1 winner,” Hellmuth said.
Hellmuth will be joined by Big One For One Drop winner and occasional nemesis Antonio Esfandiari who will be making his Premier League Poker debut.
“For years I have been hearing about Premier League Poker and it’s nice to finally make it over there to play in it,” Esfandiari said.
The Premier League will maintain its unique format in 2013 with the sixteen players being split into two separate groups before battling it out to win a seat at the final table of the event.
The tournament will run alongside the inaugural Party Poker World Poker Tour National London Event.
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