Tony G, Devilfish join Premier lineup

David Ulliott
The Devilfish

The seats in the Tony G are on board to play as well.

The Premier League III is scheduled to take place Nov. 24-30 and already includes players such as Andy Black, Tony G will certainly add some flavor to the PartyPoker-sponsored show.

"I'm looking forward to the Premier League and am determined to take it down," Ulliott said. "Tony G has as much chance of beating me as winning Strictly Come Dancing."

Ulliott is one of the most recognizable faces in poker, especially in the U.K., and has won $5 million in tournament cashes. He's also got a World Series of Poker bracelet win and a World Poker Tour championship title.

Tony G doesn't have quite as much for tournament winnings yet - just under $3 million - but he does have a WPT win of his own as well to add to his clout.

Tony Guoga
Tony G

"I have been itching to play and finally win the Premier League - it is the event I look forward to the most," Tony G said. "It goes without saying, but I am really, really looking forward to crushing the Devilfish."

Tony G had a disappointing run in the inaugural season of the Premier League, but he came back with a vengeance for the second season and went into the final table as the chip leader.

However, some bad beats left Tony G in third, and Andy Black took the win instead.

The Devilfish has had a tough time at the Premier League tables the last two seasons, not making it to the final table yet.

Some changes have been made to the Premier League for its third season. The buy-in was boosted to $75,000, and an additional $350,000 will be added to the prize pool to bring it up to a total of $1.25 million.

The structure of the event will stay the same, featuring 12 of the world's best poker players in a unique league format. All 12 players will play six times in the preliminary stages.

The top four players will then advance to the final table. The next four players in the ranking after those players will also battle it out in heads-up matches to earn the last two seats at the final table.


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