The Poker Den, taking place today, and playing solidly for the next 24 hours, is attracting some of the biggest names in the poker world, online and off.
Some of the names PartyPoker recently added to the list of expected competitors include Phil 'The Brat' Helmuth, Dave 'The Devilfish' Ulliott, Thomas 'Buzzer' Bihl, Dave Gregory, and Phil Curtis. This shows how the stacked and difficult the competition will be stacked against returning Poker Den Champion Phil Ivey.
“The line-up is growing stronger all the time, the Poker Den regulars will feel the full force of an international invasion,” said a spokesman for PartyPoker.com. “Johnny Chan and Robert Williamson III have also expressed a desire to play. With the amount of players who want to be involved and get prominent television exposure, the cash game could probably last a week.”
This exclusive high end cash game has a buy in of 10, 000 GBP with blinds starting at 25/50 GBP. The Tournament Director will be approaching this with a flexible stand, depending on the consensus of the players affected, people will be able to leave and return at a whim. From start to finish, the entire event will be recorded and played on television early next year. The first Poker Den was UK television’s first 24-hour cash game and clips that were broadcast on the Five television network have become cult viewing online.
Jesse May, world renowned American Poker Commentator is going to be the cornerstone of the panel watching the tournament and main tables. This panel will include several professional players, most of whom are expected to be arriving by helicopter to the exclusive location of the event. A touch of drama and flair for the high stakes game, attracting international attention.