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Schwartz Joins Premier League IV Lineup
Trash-talking Londoner Luke “Full Flush” Schwartz will play in the upcoming Premier League IV in Las Vegas.
“I can’t wait to get to Vegas and crush the field in the PartyPoker.com Premier League,” said Schwartz.
Schwartz will join the already announced Phil Hellmuth, J.C. Tran, Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Roland De Wolfe in the $100,000 buy-in tournament. This is the first time the shootout-style event has been held in Vegas.
Despite the number of skilled poker players, Schwartz likes his chances in the event.
“For sure there are some big names playing but I have to be a huge favorite,” he said. “They need to know that I’m coming with my sharky hat and it’s gonna be a whole week of soul owning from Full Flush.
Schwartz made a name for himself playing online as Full Flush on Full Tilt Poker and beating some of the best online players, including Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond for over a million.
He was perhaps most well-known for his tirades where he would refer to Dwan as “durrrr-balls” and the entire online high stakes community as “OMGweNerds” in the chatbox.
He made the final table of another well-known PartyPoker tournament last year – the World Open V – but was eventually ousted in fourth when his A-T failed against Austrian qualifier Jan Veit’s K-J.
According to PartyPoker officials they were reluctant to add the controversial young player.
“We did a lot of soul searching rather than soul owning before deciding to invite Luke into the Premier League,” said a PartyPoker spokesperson. “The fact is that he is a great player and he will certainly ignite the line-up and we haven’t even completed it yet.”
More players will be announced to the Premier League IV in the coming weeks.