Premier League Mixed Game Championship Roster Announced

Matt Giannetti
Matt Giannetti must travel from Las Vegas to London to compete in the Premier League.

The full 12-player lineup has been announced for this Sunday’s PartyPoker Premier League Mixed Game Championship and it includes recent WSOP Main Event fourth-place finisher Matt Giannetti.

Fresh off a $3 million score in Las Vegas, Giannetti will be making the trip to the Playboy Club in London to compete against top players like Luke “FullFlush1” Schwartz, Sorel Mizzi, Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Andrew Frankenberger.

Also in on the action are Tony G, Jennifer Tilly, James Dempsey, Mike Sexton, PartyPoker qualifier Ben Carpenter and Andrew Feldman.

Split into two groups of six, the top three finishers from each group will advance to the final for a guaranteed payday and a shot at the $100,000 first-place prize.

Jesse May will be doing the commentary and Kara Scott will be presenting. She's also fresh from Las Vegas where she was presenting the ESPN live broadcast of the November Nine final table.

Each of the 12 players paid $25,000 to buy in to this invitational tournament and will contend the Mixed Game Championship by playing No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha.

Sky Sports will be broadcasting the show in the UK before it’s packaged and distributed internationally.

“I think it’s fantastic that games other than No Limit Hold’em are going to get TV exposure,” said Mike Sexton on the PartyPoker Blog.

“Poker is more than one game. This is a bold move, but a good one!”

Each player will compete against the other members of their group in three separate Sit and Gos, covering the three poker variants.

By accumulating points in each heat, and making use of a special “Double-Up Card” that gives players the option of doubling their points in the heat of their choice, players will fight for one of six seats at the final.

Here is the full lineup of players, separated by group.

Group A

  1. Tony G
  2. Max Pescatori
  3. Luke Schwartz
  4. Matt Giannetti
  5. Jennifer Tilly
  6. James Dempsey

Group B

  1. Mike Sexton
  2. Ben Carpenter
  3. Andrew Feldman
  4. Sorel Mizzi
  5. Yevgeniy Timoshenko
  6. Andy Frankenberger

Here are the payouts for the final table:

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

Action will play out from November 13-19 in London.

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