Obrestad, De Wolfe invited to Premier League III

Annette Obrestad
A certain diamond-studded sunglasses wearer is headed to the Premier League III.

Two of the most elite poker players in the world have just received their invitations to the exclusive PartyPoker.com Premier League III.

Andy Black in Premier League II.

"I'm going to put on a show," said de Wolfe. "The Premier League to me is one of the best events in poker. Last time I out-played the best and this time I will get the win I deserve."

Obrestad and De Wolfe will join already-confirmed players Andy Black, Juha Helppi and J.C. Tran, with plenty more players to come.

PartyPoker.com Premier League 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 scheduled until 2008 but demands of international broadcasters for coverage pushed the dates forward.

The series, which was developed by Matchroom Sport, features 12 of the world's best players playing in a unique league format. All 12 players play six times in the preliminary stages, and then the leading four players progress automatically to the final table, with the next four battling it out in heads-up matches for the final two seats.

The eventual broadcast is one of the most popular poker programs in the world.

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