More big names added to World Poker Open V field

More big names added to World Poker Open V field

Thursday, 8 October 2009 has announced that more top names will be joining the field for the World Poker Open V. The new additions to the field include Yevgeniy Timoshenko, double WSOP bracelet winner JP Kelly, Layne Flack, world heads up record holder Paul Zimbler, WSOPE and EPT casher Teddy Sheringham and November Nine finalists Antoine Saout and James Akenhead.

They join a real murderers’ row of a field that already includes Tom Dwan, JC Tran, Neil Channing, Roberto Romanello, Liam Flood and defending champion Marty Smith. They’d better have the sandwiches ready too as Luke ‘_FullFlush_’ Schwartz is also pencilled in to play.

The first of six heats takes place at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair on 11th October. Each heat winner plus the winner of a runner up turbo will go through to the final on 15th October. The winner will take home a first prize of $250,000.

A spokesman said: "The early money is for Durrrr, which isn't really a surprise, but favourites do not have a good record in this competition. We're delighted with the field. Every heat features a super strong line-up. For example, two online qualifiers have to deal with the likes of Yevgeniy Timoshenko, James Akenhead, Luke 'FullFlush' Schwartz and Ian Frazer and that is only in heat one!"

If you want to join the rail then cards are in the air at 11am each day.

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