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Dan Shak Wins Premier League VI

by | Published: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Dan Shak joined one of the most exclusive clubs in the poker world by adding his name to the Premier League winners list after winning season six at the Aspers Casino in London on Sunday.

The final table for the event was a slight anticlimax, with poker legends such as Daniel Negreanu, Tony G and Phil Hellmuth failing to qualify, but the competition was still extremely strong.

Tala Shakerchi went into the final table with a big stack but was the first player eliminated when his Ace-Eight ran into the Ace-King of Antonio Esfandiari.

Jennifer Tilly surpassed expectations to qualify for the final table of the tournament but couldn’t make a small run with her small stack and was eliminated in seventh place.

Tobias Reinkemeier was the chip leader heading into the final table but could never get rolling on the final table.

His final hand summed up his day with his King-Seven being severely out flopped by the Five-Three of Dan Cates.

Unfortunately for Cates, he couldn’t take advantage of the double-up and was eliminated by Shak just a few hands later.

Jonathan Duhamel dominated Pool A in the preliminary rounds and started the final table well but a big loss to Sam Trickett left him with one of the shortest stacks at the table and just a few hands later he became Shak’s latest victim.

Antonio Esfandiari was a last minute qualifier for the final table but took advantage of the opportunity with his characteristically aggressive play.

However, as the tournament became three-handed he was well behind Shak and Trickett but attempted to make something happen with Pocket Nines.

He was called by Shak holding Ace-Two who snared an Ace on the river to send Esfandiari packing and give himself the chip lead.

Shak’s advantage was quickly wiped out when his own flush was defeated by the higher flush of Trickett but Shak was able to take the lead back when he won a monster pot holding another flush.

This pot effectively crippled Trickett’s stack and Shak took down the tournament on the very next hand.

Shak took home $450,000 and continue his stellar form in 2013 that has now seen him win well over $1 million in live tournament winnings.

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First Four Players Named For Premier League VI

by | Published: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The sixth edition of the Party Poker Party Poker Premier League will be held in London’s Aspers Casino from the 17th to the 23rd of March.

Party Poker 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 Party Poker World Poker Tour National London Event.

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