Another day, another $11 million-plus in career live tournament earnings added to the upcoming PartyPoker Premier League V. On Wednesday, PartyPoker announced that Eugene Katchalov and Yevgeniy Timoshenko have joined the stacked lineup of pros willing to put up the $125,000 buy-in to battle against the game's toughest competition.
Katchalov and Timoshenko will join Tom Dwan, Erik Seidel, Patrik Antonius, Sam Trickett, Vanessa Selbst, Luke Schwartz, Tony G, and others as part of the 16-player Premier League event at the Montesino Casino in Vienna, Austria, from April 4 through 10. The series, which will be filmed for television by Sky Sports, boasts a massive $200,000 added for the final table, and awards the winner with entry into the $25,500 2012 WPT World Championship.
“I’m very happy and excited to be able to play," Katchalov told the PartyPoker Blog. "From what I’ve heard and read, it’s a unique and fun structured event that will have some tough competition but I’m sure will be a great experience overall!”
Katchalov has more than $7 million in live tournament earnings, including a victory at the 2007 World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $2,482,605. Last year, Katchalov won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in a $1,500 seven-card stud event, as well as the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller for $1.5 million.
Timoshenko's tournament resume includes seven-figure wins online and on the live circuit. In April 2009, he won the WPT World Championship for $2,149,960, and later that year added another $1.7 million to his bankroll by outlasting 2,143 players to win the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event.