One roster spot left in Party Poker Premier League

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 21, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Poker Promotions | No Comments »

Yesterday the Party Poker Premier League added the thirteenth player to its roster, Bertrand “ElkY” Grosspellier, leaving only a single slot to be filled before the event begins on April 10th, 2012 –in addition to the 14 professional players there are two qualifiers.

ElkY, who added the Triple Crown to his resume in 2011, will join an already impressive lineup that includes a number of poker’s best-known players, as well as a slew of the top young talent in the game. In addition to ElkY, the Party Poker Premier League roster includes:

* Patrik Antonius, considered one of the best all-around players in poker

* Vanessa Selbst, the top female player in poker

* Sam Trickett, one of the games rising stars and contender for the title of “Best Poker Player”

* Tony G,the always outspoken and entertaining poker personality

* Luke ‘FullFlush’ Schwartz, a younger version of Tony G, with his brash-talk

* Erik Seidel, the 8-time bracelet winner and all-time tournament money-leader

* Andy Frankenberger, last season’s WPT Player of the Year

* Yevgeniy Timoshenko, One of the most consistent online and live tournament players

* Eugene Katchalov, last year’s BLUFF Magazine Player of the Year

* Tom Dwan, considered one of the best players in the game

* Phil Laak, the high-stakes pro is a must-have for any televised poker show

* Daniel Cates, the enigmatic online star will be making his first major TV appearance

This will be ElkY’s first appearance in the Party Poker Premier League, and he seemed very excited about the event in a statement from the press release: ElkY said, “This will be the first time I have taken part in the Premier League and I’m super excited to compete with all those great players in such a unique and interesting format.”

The tournament will take place in Vienna, Austria, and will be the precursor to the World Poker Tour (WPT) Vienna Main Event. Party Poker has also announced that poker’s premier tournament director, Matt Savage, will be running the event itself. Savage was also excited about the opportunity to host the Premier League (alond with the WPT Vienna): “I’m very excited to be a part of the Premier League. I have long been a fan of the format as it brings together some of the world’s best players with the greatest personalities in the game. WPT Vienna has quickly turned into a must-attend poker festival and its importance on the global poker calendar will only continue to grow.”

For more information on the Party Poker Premier League, or the WPT Vienna tournament series you can head over to or the website.

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