In London, when there is talk of some big name players confirming they are heading to the Premier League, all eyes usually turn towards Chelsea to see who the club is buying now. Whether they are buying footballers who can’t hit the target, Fernando Torres, or footballers who are kicking the wrong targets, Eden Hazard, there is no doubt that Chelsea are the biggest capital club when it comes to bringing in big name players.
They are not the only show in London town though and if you love to see the biggest poker names coming to the capital of England, you have a lot to look forward to in March. Alongside the WPT London event, PartyPoker.com are hosting Premier League VI in the Aspers casino in Westfield, Stratford City. Yes, this is the venue that laid host to the Olympics in 2012 but is now showcasing talent and skill from other disciplines.
World class poker players are heading to London
16 top class players have been invited to the event but each of them is going to pay the $125,000 buy-in to have the chance of being the Premier League VI Champion. Six big names have been announced for the event so far and there is a lot of quality on the line-up already.
Reigning champion Scott Seiver was the first to be announced and he was followed closely by big poker star Daniel Negreanu. The next two names were Antonio Esfanidari and Phil Hellmuth. Given that Hellmuth has amassed a total of 13 WSOP bracelets in his career, it would be fair to say that he is one of the biggest players in the poker world at the moment. These four players will be joined by Tony G and Phil ‘The Unabomber’ Laak.
The Premier League VI event is already shaping up to be quite the event and there are still 10 more names to be announced!