Premier League Returns Premier League Returns

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

The Premier League returns to London from the 24th - 30th November 2008. Premier League Poker III sees the buy-in elevated to $75,000 and the added money raised to $350,000, making a total prize pool of $1.25 million. The next event wasn't due to take place until 2009 but the demands of international broadcasters for coverage of the event has brought it forward!

The first player to be announced is Premier League II winner, Ireland's Andy Black, who is automatically invited back as the defending champion. The other eleven players, who are tipped to contest the strongest edition of this format yet, will be announced over the coming days.

Black was on his usual quirky form when asked if he was looking forward to defending his title. "There will be no more 'Mr Nice Buddhist' this year. The attitude and spirit I will be bringing to the tournament can be summed up by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Asked as Conan the Barbarian what was most important in life he said it was: 'to crush your enemies and hear the lamentation of their women,' said Black.

Just mind how you wield your long sword, Andy.

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