The line-up for the Party Poker Premier League IV is mostly set with PartyGaming's recent announcement that poker's godfather, Doyle Brunson, is the latest addition to the roster of 11 pros and one online qualifier who will participate in this special event. "Dolly" joins a top-flight group that will descend upon Las Vegas February 12 through 18, 2010, for this special $100,000 buy-in event.
Brunson, a ten-time World Series Of Poker bracelet winner, leads this dream team line-up, which also includes some of the game's heaviest hitters in David Benyamine, Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Rousso, Phil Hellmuth, JC Tran, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Roland de Wolfe, Luke Schwartz, and the newest member of Team Party, Tony G.
According to Brunson, he's thrilled to be a part of this impressive group. "I'm happy to have the challenge of playing against all these great players. I know a lot about many of them but, of course, all the young players from the internet are very aggressive good players. It is impossible to make a favorite to win this because every player in this field is capable of winning. I feel I have as good a chance as anyone."
In addition to announcing the final player in Brunson, PartyGaming also announced that PokerNews.com will be a primary sponsor for the main event. "We are extremely excited to be a sponsor for the PartyPoker.com Premier League IV. Not only is the format one of the most exciting, but the line-up is second to none. There is no other poker tournament where you can see the best of the best battling it out on the felt, and since we consider ourselves among the best in the poker business as well its only natural to be involved with such a fantastic event,” said PokerNews Editor-in-Chief Matthew Parvis.
There are still two open spots remaining for this sick event. One will go to an online qualifier while the other will go to the winner of a mini Premier League play-off between members of Team Party. Taking part will be Poker Hall of Fame inductee Mike Sexton, the UK’s Ian Frazer, France’s Remy Biechel, Brazil’s Felipe ‘Mojave’ Ramos and Germany’s Bodo Sbrzesny. A special invitation into the Team Party shoot-out has been given to Dragan Galic, a German pro with Croatian roots who was recently nominated for European Player of the Year and is commonly regarded as one of the best and in-form players on the European circuit.