Party Poker has announced the lineup for the Premier League III event which will take place on November 24th. The players who will be competing in Premier League III include: Tom “Durrrr” Dwan, Peter Eastgate, Juha Helppi, JC Tran, Nenad Medic, Victoria Coren, Andy Black, Roland de Wolfe, Tony G, Annette Obrestad, and Dave “Devilfish” Ulliot.
Many people will be anxious to see how Peter Eastgate does in this event since he just recently won the 2008 WSOP Main Event and the $9,152,416 top prize. At 22 years of age, Eastgate became the youngest person ever to win the WSOP Main Event; Phil Hellmuth used to hold the record since after winning as a 24-year-old.
Two other young players that will draw a lot of attention at the Premier League III event are Tom “durrr” Dwan and Annette Obrestad. Like Eastgate, Dwan is 22 years old and is one of the best online poker players in the world – he has already won over $6 million this year. 20-year-old Annette Obrestad is also a very successful online player and won the 2007 WSOP Europe too.
Tony G and Dave “Devilfish” Ulliot will both be making their third appearance in as many events at the Party Poker Premier League. Ulliot and Tony G have had many heated exchanges during poker hands in previous Premier League events.
Juha Helppi and Andy Black will both be trying to win their second Party Poker Premier League title. Juha Helppi was able to defeat Eddy Scharf in the heads-up final of the inaugural Premier League; Helppi won $151,000 for the victory. Andy Black was victorious over Roland de Wolfe in Party Poker Premier League II and earned $250,000 for the win.
Victoria Coren and the aforementioned Roland de Wolfe are both veterans of the Party Poker Premier League since they competed in the first two – Roland took second place in Premier League II. JC Tran and Nenad Medic are very successful live players, but neither has competed in a Party Poker Premier League event.
The stakes will be higher in Premier League III since the buy-ins are now $75,000 and the total prize pool has been raised from $1 million to $1.25 million. Each participant will play six different times and the top four will move on to the heads-up portion of the event. Whoever wins the two semifinal heads-up games will advance to the final where the top prize awaits.