Hellmuth and Schwartz added to PartyPoker Premier League IV line up

Hellmuth and Schwartz added to PartyPoker Premier League IV line up

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Players competing in the fourth season of the PartyPoker.com Premier League could be forgiven for asking for a set of earplugs as part of their buy-in after the news that ‘Poker Brat’ Phil Hellmuth and Luke ‘_FullFlush_’ Schwartz will both be taking part in the $1.5m event.

A typically shy and retiring Schwartz said, “I can’t wait to get to Vegas and crush the field in the PartyPoker.com Premier League. For sure there are some big names playing but I have to be a huge favourite. They need to know that I’m coming with my sharky hat on and it’s gonna be a whole week of soul owning from Full Flush.”

A PartyPoker.com spokesman added, “We did a lot of soul searching rather than soul owning before deciding to invite Luke into the Premier League. The fact is that he is a great player and he will certainly ignite the line-up and we haven’t even completed it yet! It will be particularly interesting to see how he comes off in a verbal sparring battle against the Poker Brat himself, Phil Hellmuth.”

The Poker Brat was slightly more understated but still sounded in ebullient mood, "I am looking forward to playing in the Premier League and starting the new decade off on the right note! After being points leader in the Premier League in 2006, 2007 and 2008 I was relegated, and it is time to step up and claim a title!"

The two loudmouths join a line up that already includes defending champion JC Tran, Yevgeniy Timoshenko and triple-crown winner Roland de Wolfe. The action takes place in Las Vegas from 12th to 18th February 2010.

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