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Related Links Premier League Poker go on air

21 Aug 2007

DON, England -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The final table line-up for Premier League Poker is confirmed and the first of two shows showcasing the climax of the tournament gets underway on Channel 4 in the UK tomorrow night at 12.10am (early Wednesday). US 'Poker Brat' Phil Hellmuth enters as chip leader closely followed by Germany's Eddy Scharf. Finland's Juha Helppi and England's Ian Frazer automatically qualified for the final table through their positions in the final league table. There were two play-off heads-up matches for the last two spots on the final table with Liz Lieu beating Kenna James and Vicky Coren seeing off Andrew Black. Premier League Poker has been one of the best received televised poker formats on UK television in years and has been acclaimed by both players and viewers and acknowledged as a ratings winner. There is also a significant buzz about the tournament on the internet and a snippet can be seen at: .

The series started its run on Tuesday 22nd May and features 12 of the world's best players playing in a unique league format for a US$500,000 pot. Each player bought in for US$20,000, with adding US$260,000.

Blinds for the final table start at 1,000/2,000, with commentary provided by Jesse May with both Tony G and Dave "The Devilfish" Ulliott.

A spokesman said: "We are very pleased with the response to Premier League Poker and have been inundated by enquiries from pros from all over the world about how they can get involved in the future. It has the winning combination of having bags of personality and world class poker."

FINAL TABLE LINE-UP Phil Hellmuth (USA) 350,000 chips

Eddy Scharf (GER) 310,000 chips

Juha Helppi (FIN) 260,000 chips

Ian Frazer (ENG) 250,000 chips

Liz Lieu (USA) 230,000 chips

Vicky Coren (ENG) 200,000 chips


Phil Hellmuth (USA) 35 Pts

Eddy Scharf (GER) 31 Pts

Juha Helppi (FIN) 26 Pts

Ian Frazer (ENG) 25 Pts

Liz Lieu (USA) 23 Pts

Vicky Coren (ENG) 20 Pts

Andrew Black (IRE) 18 Pts

Kenna James (USA) 17 Pts

Kirill Gerasimov (RUS) 17 Pts

David 'Devlifish' Ulliott (ENG) 14 Pts

Tony G (AUS) 7 Pts

Roland De Wolfe (ENG) 7 Pts

A Selection of Quotes About the Tournament

"Premier League Poker featured a fantastic format filled with skill, twists and turns, great players and made for electric television." Phil Hellmuth

"This is a totally different concept and will make great television, it's like a poker Big Brother. It sets a new bar for televised poker." Dave "The Devilfish" Ulliott

"The Premier League is the best poker event I have ever played in. A real breakthrough for poker." Tony G

"This is one of the most exciting events I have played in and I've picked up so much this week. The tournament really highlighted skill." Liz Lieu

"It's the most fun I've had in a room with a group full of men since the summer of 1976...but that is a different story." Vicky Coren

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