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Lineup Announced for Premier League Poker Mixed Game Championship

Tony G and Matchroom Sport have announced the 12-player lineup for the upcoming Premier League Poker Mixed Game Championship. The $25,000 buy-in invitation-only event will take place from Nov. 13 through Nov. 17 at the Playboy Club London in Mayfair. Sky Sports will broadcast the show in the U.K., and the shows will then be distributed internationally.

The 12 players will be tested in three disciplines of poker —no-limit hold’em, pot-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha — and divided into two groups as follows:

Group A

  • Tony G
  • Max Pescatori
  • Luke Schwartz
  • Matt Giannetti
  • Jennifer Tilly
  • James Dempsey

Group B

  • Mike Sexton
  • Ben Carpenter
  • Andrew Feldman
  • Sorel Mizzi
  • Yevgeniy Timoshenko
  • Andy Frankenberger

The one name you may not recognize is Ben Carpenter, who earned his seat in an online qualifier. According to Premier League commentator Jesse May, Carpenter has a big mouth at the table and the game to back it up.

Among the other newcomers to the PartyPoker Premier League are 2011 November Niner Matt Giannetti, reigning World Poker Tour Player of the Year Andy Frankenberger, and actress-turned-poker pro Jennifer Tilly, who told Craig Ferguson this week that she wants to quit the game. Could this be her last hurrah?

The two groups will play three heats covering each discipline with a points system determining the final standings. The top three players from each group will make the final, which will be a mix of the three disciplines from the heat stage. Each player who makes the final will be guaranteed prize money and an invite to the main event of the WPT Premier League Poker in 2012.

Here's a look at the prize money breakdown:

1. $100,000
2. $65,000
3. $45,000
4. $35,000
5. $30,000
6. $25,000

“I cannot wait — I am going to take everything they have. I am going to mix the mixed game up and put on a show,” said Tony G.

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