04/10/2012 : PARTY POKER PREMIER LEAGUE FINAL TABLE SET
 
$1.4 million is up for grabs
 
The final table for the PartyPoker.com Premier League Poker V has been set and play started Tuesday morning at the Montesino in Vienna.
 
The eight-finalist table is the culmination of a series of heats that started on April 4th and involved many of the top professionals in international poker playing in groups, with each group playing four eight-man sit n go's and points and cash rewards accrued dependent on the final positions of each player.
 
The resulting final table comprised Brit pro Matthew Frankland as chip leader, Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Sam Trickett, Patrik Antonius, Scott Seiver and Tony G. Qualifying via the heads-up play-offs to take their seats at the final table were Phil Laak and Tom Dwan.
 
Just 100 minutes into the game the first casualty fell when Sam Trickett of England was eliminated by Antonius and left with an eighth placing cheque for $55,000.  He was followed later in the afternoon by countryman Matthew Frankland, who collected $65,000 after being busted out by Cates – not a bad return for someone who qualified through a $700 online satellite on PartyPoker.com.
 
By late afternoon, when we went to press, Tom Dwan had headed for the exit after coming off the worst in a clash with Scott Seiver, collecting $80,000 for his sixth placing.
 
Five men remained at the table at that point, with their eyes on the main prize – a $500,000 payment and a  $25,500 2012 WPT Championship seat at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on May 19.
 
The prize pool for the final table of this WPT Special Event is $1.4 million (including $200,000 added by PartyPoker.com) with the total prize pool for the PartyPoker.com Premier League V at $2.2 million.
 
Readers can check out the blow-by-blow action here:  http://www.partypoker.com/blog/featured/premier-league-v-final-table.html
 

Montesino is also hosting the PartyPoker.com Big Game VI from 11th to 13th April. This major televised event will run for 48 hours, right in the middle of the WPT Vienna Main Event, and will be streamed in full on http://www.partypoker.com/blog/ with viewers able to get even closer to the action by voting on evictions.