As Montreal is prepares to welcome the World Poker Tour in just a couple of days, the partypoker Premier League VII is set to get underway Wednesday evening at Playground Poker Club where 12 world renowned pros will battle it out in a $125,000 buy-in heads-up battle with $1.5 million being awarded and the victor taking home $400,000.
Partypoker hosted a lavish party this evening at the W Hotel in downtown Montreal to ring in WPT Montreal week. A draw also took place officiated by Kara Scott to determine the player match ups for Premier League VII. Each participant was assigned one of 12 cards represented by a spot throughout the various heats of the tournament.
Here is the partypoker Premier League VII players roster with a short tale of the tape.
- Player #1 Jeff Gross – Professional Best Friend, best dressed and runs good at Playground Poker Club
- Player #2 Jonathan Duhamel – WSOP Main Event winner 2010 and Montreal’s Crown Prince of Poker
- Player #3 Antonio Esfandiari – #1 All Time Money List
- Player #4 Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates – online legend, PartyPoker Premier League 5 runner-up
- Player #5 Sorel Mizzi – controversial player and WPT high roller champion
- Player #6 Jason Koon – high roller, muscleman, online whiz and over $2 million in live tournament winnings
- Player #7 Dan Shak – defending PartyPoker Premier League 6 Champion
- Player #8 Phil Laak – WPT winner and PartyPoker World Open 5 winner
- Player #9 Brian Rast – 2 WSOP bracelets including 50k Players Championship in 2011
- Player #10 Vanessa Selbst – best NL hold’em tournament player in the world?
- Player #11 Dan Colman – First hyper-turbo player in online history to win more than $1,000,000 in a calendar year (9 months)
- Player #12 Scott Seiver – PartyPoker Premier League 5 Champion, WSOP bracelet and WPT World Championship winner
The tournament will consist of 6 League Heats (6 players each) and 1 Heads-Up Knockout Heat (2 matches). A total of $100,000 will be awarded to the top seven players in each heat in addition to receiving points. There will be a final table consisting of 6 players who will be playing for a title and the remaining $900,000.
|WEDS Nov 20 – Heat 1||THURS Nov 21 – Heat 2||FRI Nov 22 – Heat 3|
|1||JEFF GROSS||2||JONATHAN DUHAMEL||1||JEFF GROSS|
|3||ANTONIO ESFANDIARI||4||DANIEL CATES||2||JONATHAN DUHAMEL|
|4||DANIEL CATES||6||JASON KOON||5||SOREL MIZZI|
|5||SOREL MIZZI||7||DAN SHAK||6||JASON KOON|
|6||JASON KOON||8||PHIL LAAK||7||DAN SHAK|
|9||BRIAN RAST||9||BRIAN RAST||8||PHIL LAAK|
|11||DAN COLMAN||10||VANESSA SELBST||10||VANESSA SELBST|
|12||SCOTT SEIVER||12||SCOTT SEIVER||11||DAN COLMAN|
|SAT Nov 23 – Heat 4||SUN Nov 24 – Heat 5||MON Nov 25 – Heat 6|
|3||ANTONIO ESFANDIARI||1||JEFF GROSS||1||JEFF GROSS|
|4||DANIEL CATES||6||JASON KOON||2||JONATHAN DUHAMEL|
|5||SOREL MIZZI||3||ANTONIO ESFANDIARI||3||ANTONIO|
|2||JONATHAN DUHAMEL||4||DANIEL CATES||5||SOREL MIZZI|
|8||PHIL LAAK||7||DAN SHAK||7||DAN SHAK|
|10||VANESSA SELBST||8||PHIL LAAK||9||BRIAN RAST|
|11||DAN COLMAN||9||BRIAN RAST||10||VANESSA SELBST|
|12||SCOTT SEIVER||11||DAN COLMAN||12||SCOTT SEIVER|
The action is set to start on Wednesday at 6 PM EST at Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec and the tournament will be recorded for television.
Come and be part of WPT Montreal week where you can get a chance to play against some of the top pros and have a chance at a lot of prize money that will be up for grabs!!