Negreanu and Seiver Set for London

Negreanu and Seiver Set for London

Saturday, 2 February 2013

The PartyPoker Premier League heads to London next month with organisers revealing that Daniel Negreanu and defending champion Scott Seiver are the first confirmed participants.

Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford will be the venue for the $125,000 buy-in event which will run from 17th to 23rd March 2013.

"I'm really excited to be back playing the Premier League this year!” said Negreanu. “I love the format and unique events like this are great for poker. I'm honored to be invited and happily support the event and plan on winning it!"

The format in question will see 16 players split up into two groups of eight in the Main Event, each competing in four league matches showcasing the famous point system ($2,000 per point). The top three from each group will automatically go through to the final table, while the fourth and fifth seeds will square off in a series of heads-up matches (best of three) for spots in the eight-handed finale.

Seiver added, “I really enjoyed the interesting format last year and it was great to win. I am looking
forward to defending my title.”

The East London venue will also play host to the WPT National London from 15th to 19th March 2013. The £1,500 buy-in event will be a re-entry tournament with two opening day flights. Qualifiers are up and running at PartyPoker.

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Tags: Premier League, Daniel Negreanu, Scott Seiver, Aspers