16:04

Mathew Frankland Wins Group A, Heat 4
Group A, Heat 4 3413

Mathew Frankland has won this crazy heat and will more than likely be the chip leader when the final starts in a few days time. The heads up encounter lasted two hands and here is the final hand.

Andy Frankenberger had already gotten one successful shove through when he moved all-in holding . Mathew Frankland woke up with and makes the easiest call of his life.

Board:

Tony G needs to go and buy Frankland a pint, because Frankland’s victory pushes Tony G through to the final with Trickett and Frankland. The heads up encounter for the final place will be between Phil Laak and Andy Frankenberger.

Final Group A Standings

  1. Mathew Frankland 40pts (Q)
  2. Sam Trickett 33pts (Q)
  3. Tony G 30pts (Q)
  4. Phil Laak 29pts (P)
  5. Andy Frankenberger 28pts (P)
  6. Erik Seidel 24pts (E)
  7. Eugene Katchalov 9pts (E)
  8. Luke Schwartz 7 pts (E)

This means that Frankland, Trickett and Tony G will have the following chips when they start the final table.

  1. Mathew Frankland 400,000
  2. Sam Trickett 330,000
  3. Tony G 300,000

15:52

Sam Trickett Eliminates in 3rd Place

Sam Trickett leaps out of his seat and cheers. No…it had nothing to do with the poker, Paul Scholes has just scored for Man Utd. He turns his attention to his cards and moves all-in holding and Mathew Frankland calls with .

“I think I have lost six all-ins to you,” says Trickett.

Board:

Trickett can now make it number seven as Frankland’s hand holds strong and takes him into a heads-up encounter with Andy Frankenberger. Simply put, if Frankenberger wins then he will join Sam Trickett and Mathew Frankland in the final. If Frankland wins then Tony G moves into the final and Frankenberger falls into the playoffs.

15:51

Frankland All-in

Mathew Frankland moves all-in with a raggedy ace and both players fold.

15:50

Frankenberger Moves All-In

Andy Frankenberger moves all-in with [Ax] [Qx] and both players fold.

15:49

Frankland Takes a Big Chip Lead

Mathew Frankland moves all-in, from first position, holding and Sam Trickett also moves all-in, on the button, holding .

Flop:

Both players hit, but Frankland hits harder.

The turn and river keep Frankland ahead and he now has a 2:1 chip lead.

Frankland ~ 1.220,000
Trickett ~ 650,000

15:41

Phil Laak Eliminated by Sam Trickett

Sam Trickett moves all-in, in the small blind, holding and Phil Laak makes the call in the big blind holding .

Flop:

Phil Laak maintains his lead.

Turn:

Trickett gets some luck for once and now Laak is at risk of elimination.

River:

Laak is out, but will return for the playoffs. Andy Frankenberger is jubilant because this means he has at least made the playoffs. The one player who did not want to see that result was Erik Seidel who is now out of the Premier League.

Current league standings

  1. Tony G 30pts (Qualifies)
  2. Phil Laak 29pts (Qualifies)
  3. Sam Trickett 25pts (Qualifies)
  4. Erik Seidel 24pts (Playoffs)
  5. Mathew Frankland 24pts (Playoffs)
  6. Andy Frankenberger 17pts (Eliminated)

We believe that Sam Trickett and Mathew Frankland have qualified and the only remaining permutation is whether or not Andy Frankenberger or Tony G joins them. If Andy Frankenberger can win this heat then Tony G will drop into the playoffs.

15:54

Trickett All-In

Sam Trickett moves all-in with and everyone folds.

15:49

Frankland Moves All-In

Mathew Frankland moves all-in with [Ax] [7x] and everyone folds.

15:49

Tony G is Eliminated in 5th Place
Group A, Heat 4 3323

Tony G moves all-in, on the button, holding and Phil Laak calls in the small blind holding .

Flop:

Tony G retains his lead.

Turn:

Laak takes the lead and Tony G storms off set.

River:

Tony G returns to see the confirmation of his demise and leaves just as quickly as he arrived. Tony G has 30pts and is at the top of the table, but it is very likely that he will slip into the play-offs by the time this game is over.

Current league standings

  1. Tony G 30pts (Qualifies)
  2. Sam Trickett 25pts (Qualifies)
  3. Erik Seidel 24pts (Qualifies)
  4. Mathew Frankland 24pts (Playoffs)
  5. Phil Laak 23pts (Playoffs)
  6. Andy Frankenberger 17pts (Eliminated)

15:38

The Andy Frankenberger Effect
Group A, Heat 4 3267

Mathew Frankland raises to 40,000, holding , Andy Frankenberger moves all-in for 310,000 holding and Frankland calls.

If Andy Frankenberger’s hand holds up then it is extremely likely that Erik Seidel will be out of the Premier League.

Flop:

Frankland picks up some queen outs.

Turn:

Frankland has hit another miracle card and Frankenberger is devastated. Somewhere in this room there is also a very happy Erik Seidel because if Frankenberger goes out Seidel survives. Frankenberger gets to his feet and prepares to leave.

River:

Frankenberger’s jaw drops! He has hit a higher straight and is back in this race. Erik Seidel must be vomiting in a bucket somewhere.

Frankenberger ~ 620,000
Frankland ~ 625,000

15:36

Trickett All-In

Sam Trickett moves all-in holding [Ax] [Kx] and everyone folds.

15:35

Laak All-In

Phil Laak moves all-in holding and everyone folds.

15:34

Trickett Wins The Blinds

Sam Trickett raises to 40,000, holding and everyone folds.

15:34

Trickett All-In

Sam Trickett moves all-in holding and everyone folds.

15:33

Kings For Frankenberger

Andy Frankenberger moves all-in with pocket kings and everyone folds.

15:32

Trickett All-In

Sam Trickett moves all-in holding and everyone folds.

15:31

Laak All-In Twice

Phil Laak moves all-in twice. The first hand was [6x] [5x] and the second hand was [Kx] 9x].

15:26

Trickett Doubles Up

Sam Trickett and Tony G have just got it all-in, in a blind war. Trickett was holding and Tony G was holding .

Board:

Trickett has 530,000 and Tony G has 315,000

15:07

Unbelievable!

Mathew Frankland has played superbly well throughout this tournament, but he has just dropped one hell of a clanger and got very lucky.

It folds around to Frankland who moves all-in for 505,000 holding and Sam Trickett calls with and has Frankland covered.

Flop:

Trickett still ahead.

Turn:

An open ended straight draw for Frankland.

River:

Frankland has hit a set and for the third consecutive time Trickett has suffered a huge bad beat.

Frankland ~ 995,000
Trickett ~ 265,000

15:18

Erik Seidel Eliminated; Tony G Triples Up
Group A, Heat 4 3278

Sam Trickett moves all-in, on the button, holding , Tony G moves all-in, from the small blind, holding and Erik Seidel also moves all-in, from the big blind, holding .

Board:

Erik Seidel must hate ace-king right now. He has been eliminated in 6th place and has 24pts, that puts him in 3rd spot but he could very well end up leaving the Premier League by the time this game is over. Tony G now has 550,000 chips and Trickett has 755,000

15:01

Andy Frankenberger All-In

Andy Frankenberger moves all-in, from the cutoff, holding [8x] [8x] and everyone folds.

15:00

Phil Laak All-In

Phil Laak just moved all-in, on the button, with and both blinds folded.

15:00

Tony G All-In

Sam Trickett decides to fold a hand and Tony G moves all-in with to pick up the blinds.

15:16

Trickett’s Third Consecutive All-In

Sam Trickett moves all-in for a third time with another mediocre hand and everyone folds.

15:16

Trickett All-In

This time his hand his and everyone folds.

15:15

Trickett All-In

Erik Seidel folds [Ax] [Tx] under the gun, Phil Laak folds [2x] [2x] and then Sam Trickett moves all-in with nine high to take down the pot.

14:56

A Walk For Trickett

Sam Trickett gets a walk.

15:14

Trickett Picks up Aces

Sam Trickett picks up pocket aces, under the gun, and raises to 60,000 but everyone folds.

15:10

Trickett Piling On The Pressure

Sam Trickett moves all-in, holding and everyone folds.

14:44

Blinds Are Up

The blinds are now $15,000/$30,000 and the players are taking a quick wee-wee break.

  1. Sam Trickett 725,000
  2. Mathew Frankland 597,000
  3. Andy Frankenberger 399,000
  4. Phil Laak 278,000
  5. Erik Seidel 219,000
  6. Tony G 182,000

14:43

Trickett All-In

Sam Trickett moves all-in, on the button, holding [Qx] [Tx]

14:43

Trickett Pressures G

Sam Trickett moves all-in, from the small blind, holding [8x] [5x] and Tony G folds.

14:42

Tony G Doubles Up

Sam Trickett makes a raise on the button holding and Tony G decides to play only his second hand in 119 hands! He moves all-in, from the big blind, holding and Trickett makes the call.

Tony G gets to his feet and is gutted.

Flop:

Once again the jack turns up to smack Trickett across the face like a wet fish.

Turn:

Trickett needs a queen

River:

Tony G doubles up to 212,000 and Trickett is down to 565,000 but to his credit looks completely unfazed.

14:41

Frankenberger All-In

Andy Frankenberger moves all-in, on the button, holding and both Frankland and Trickett folds in the blinds.

  1. Sam Trickett 671,000
  2. Mathew Frankland 627,000
  3. Andy Frankenberger 429,000
  4. Phil Laak 308,000
  5. Erik Seidel 269,000
  6. Tony G 96,000

14:40

Phil Laak Takes The Blinds

Phil Laak raises to 51,000, in the cutoff, with [Ax] [Qx] and everyone folds.

14:39

Trickett Picks Up The Blinds

Sam Trickett raises to 40,000, under the gun, holding [Qx] [Jx] and everyone folds.

14:38

Seidel From The Small Blind

Seidel raises to 50,000, in the small blind, holding and Phil Laak folds in the big blind.

14:37

Frankenberger Folds

Andy Frankenberger moves all-in for 399,000 holding and everyone folds.

14:36

Frankland From The Button

Mathew Frankland raises to 40,000, on the button, holding . Sam Trickett has a little think, in the small blind, holding but eventually folds and Frankland wins the blinds.

14:35

Laak Doubles Up

Sam Trickett raises to 60,000, in early position, holding and Phil Laak moves all-in for 144,000 holding . Trickett goes into the tan for three-four minutes and decides to call. Two aces have already been folded so Trickett only has one ace in the deck.

Board: [xx]

Laak picks up 308,000 chips with a flush and Trickett is down to 671,000.

14:26

Luke Schwartz Eliminated in 7th Place

Luke Schwartz has terrorised this table, but no more!
Group A, Heat 4 3325

He moves all-in in the dark for 378,000, Mathew Frankland calls with and Sam Trickett wakes up with and also calls. A threeway all-in and Trickett is going to triple up because Schwartz turns over .

Board:

Trickett had 785,000 and the chip lead, Frankland is down to 597,000 and Schwartz is out.

14:24

Schwartz All-In

Luke Schwartz moves all-in and everyone folds.

14:16

Frankland Doubles Up
Group A, Heat 4 3282

Luke Schwartz raises to 30,000 holding , Mathew Frankland moves all-in holding and Schwartz snap-calls.

Board:

Frankland has 739,000 and the chip lead and Schwartz is down to 348,000.

14:15

Schwartz Beats Frankland and Laak

Mathew Frankland raises to 30,000, in early position, holding , Luke Schwartz calls, in the small blind, holding and Phil Laak folds in the big blind.

Flop:

Schwartz leads for 20,000 and Frankland folds.

14:14

Seidel With Kings

Sam Trickett raises to 30,000, in the cutoff, holding , Eric Seidel moves all-in with and Trickett folds his junk.

14:13

Schwartz Wins The Blinds

Luke Schwartz raises to 30,000 blind and everyone folds.

14:12

Frankland All-In

Luke Schwartz raises to 30,000 blind and Mathew Frankland moves all-in holding [9x] [9x]. Tony G folds and Schwartz also folds.

14:11

Trickett All-in

Luke Schwartz raises to 30,000 blind and Sam Trickett moves all-in holding [Kx] [Jx]. Tricketts peeks at his cards and folds .

14:10

Frankland All-In

Luke Schwartz raises to 30,000 holding , Mathew Frankland moves all-in holding [Kx] [Jx] and Schwartz folds.

14:09

Schwartz On The Button

Luke Schwartz raises to 30,000, on the button, holding eight high and everyone folds. The blinds are moving up so quick because we are not seeing any flops and, sooner rather than later, players are going to find this problematic.

14:08

Schwartz With Treys

Luke Schwartz moves a huge pile of chips over the line, in the small blind, holding [3x] [3x] and Phil Laak folds.

14:07

Schwartz All-In – In The Dark

Luke Schwartz raises to 30,000, in early position, holding and Andy Frankenberger min-raises to 60,000 holding . Schwartz makes the call and we see a rare flop.

Flop:

Schwartz check-calls a 30,000 Frankenberger bet.

Turn:

Schwartz checks, Frankenberger checks and Schwartz moves all-in (in the dark).

River:

Frankenberger folds.

14:06

Seidel With Jacks

Erik Seidel raises to 30,000, in early position, holding and everyone folds.

14:05

Three Pots For Schwartz

Luke Schwartz raises to 30,000 with [Ax] [2x], junk & and wins the blinds.

14:01

Trickett Moving Into This Game

Luke Schwartz raises to 30,000 holding [Jx] [3x], Sam Trickett moves all-in holding and Schwartz folds.

14:00

Blinds Are Up

We are now playing $7,000/$15,000

  1. Andy Frankenberger 585,000
  2. Luke Schwartz 546,000
  3. Mathew Frankland 343,000
  4. Erik Seidel 269,000
  5. Phil Laak 230,000
  6. Sam Trickett 215,000
  7. Tony G 212,000

After 84 hands Tony G has played 1 hand and it was pocket aces. That is the dynamic that Luke Schwartz has created.

13:59

Trickett Takes The Blinds (Twice)

Sam Trickett raises to 20,000, in the hijack seat, holding and everyone folds. Then he opens with and gets the same response.

13:58

Frankenberger With Kings

Luke Schwartz raises to 20,000, in first position, holding , Andy Frankenberger three-bets to 50,000 holding and Schwartz folds.

13:57

Schwartz Continues to Play Blind

Luke Schwartz continues to raise to 20,000 without looking at his cards and everyone keeps folding.

13:56

Schwartz Takes Down The Blinds

Luke Schwartz raises with and takes down the blinds.

13:55

Seidel’s Hate-Hate Relationship With Ace-King

Erik Seidel raises to 20,000, in the cutoff, holding and Luke Schwartz moves all-in, from the button, holding . Seidel has had a hate-hate relationship with big slick during this heat, and after a bit of head scratching Seidel folds.

13:42

Seidel Finds Blig Slick Again

Erik Seidel limps in the small blind holding and Luke Schwartz raises to 40,000, holding , in the big blind. Seidel shoves and Schwartz folds.

13:41

Schwartz With Kings

Luke Schwartz raises blind, everyone folds and Schwartz turns over pocket kings.

13:40

Light Shove by Trickett

Luke Schwartz raises to 30,000, in the cutoff, holding and Sam Trickett moves all-in in the big blind, holding forcing Schwartz to fold.

13:39

Schwartz Blind Play

Tony G looks down at -9h] , in the cutoff, and mucks his hand, Luke Schwartz moves 30,000 across the line without looking at his cards and Phil Laak folds in the big blind. Schwartz held .

13:38

Frankland All-In

Luke Schwartz raises to 20,000 holding garbage and Mathew Frankland moves all-in holding forcing Schwartz to fold.

13:37

Trickett All-In

Andy Frankenberger raises to 20,000, holding , Mathew Frankland folds [Ax] [Qx], Sam Trickett moves all-in with [Ax] [Qx] and Frankenberger folds.

13:36

Frankenberger Limps and Wins

Andy Frankenberger limps on the button holding and Sam Trickett checks in the big blind holding .

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Trickett check-folds to a 50,000 Frankenberger bet.

13:20

Tony G and Mike Sexton Play in The Streets of Vienna

13:11

Current Standings

The blinds are going up to $5,000/$10,000 after a quick ten-minute break.

  1. Andy Frankenberger – 600,000
  2. Luke Schwartz – 523,000
  3. Mathew Frankland – 332,000
  4. Phil Laak – 275,000
  5. Erik Seidel – 268,000
  6. Tony G – 257,000
  7. Sam Trickett – 145,00

13:10

Another Trickett Pot

Sam Trickett raises to 12,000 holding and everyone folds.

13:09

Trickett All-In

Sam Trickett moves all-in with ace-king and everyone folds.

13:08

Trickett Doubles Up

Sam Trickett moves all-in, for 62,000, holding and Luke Schwartz calls with .

Board:

Trickett now has 127,000 chips and some fold equity.

13:07

Frankenberger Doubles Up Through Trickett
Group A, Heat 4 3285

Luke Schwartz raises to 16,000, holding , Andy Frankenberger moves all-in for 293,000 holding and Sam Trickett wakes up with .

“I am not folding,” says Trickett before making the call and Frankenberger is in a world of hurt.

Flop:

Trickett’s decision looks sound.

Turn:

Frankenberger has it his three-outer and Trickett’s heart must have hit the floor.

River:

Frankenberger doubles up and everyone at the table looks sick!

Frankenberger ~ 609,000
Trickett ~ 62,000

13:06

Andy Frankenberger Under Pressure

With the elimination of Eugene Katchalov came the end of Luke Schwartz’ Premier League hopes. This means there is one more elimination spot, and that spot is currently occupied by Andy Frankenberger. If Frankenberger is eliminated next then everyone has at least made a Play-Off spot.

13:05

Frankland Lays Down Pocket Sevens

Luke Schwartz raises with [Ax] [6x] and everyone folds including Mathew Frankland with pocket sevens.

13:04

Trickett All-in

Luke Schwartz raises with [Ax] [2x] and Sam Trickett moves all-in holding [Qx] [Qx] forcing a fold from Schwartz.

13:03

Schwartz Again

Luke Schwartz raises with and everyone folds.

13:02

Frankenberger All-In

Luke Schwartz raises with trash and Andy Frankenberger shuts him down with an all-in move holding [Kx] .

13:01

Tony G Finds Aces

Tony G plays his first pot of the day, so of course it must be pocket aces. Luke Schwartz knows what is going on and folds in the small blind and Phil Laak has a decision in the big blind with . Eventually Laak folds and Tony G wins some blind money.

12:55

Tough Decision For Seidel

Erik Seidel limps in from the small blind holding and Luke Schwartz moves all-in, from the big blind, holding for 307,000. Seidel doesn’t like it, but he makes the gutsy call.

Flop:

Oh no! Erik Seidel sees the and his heart must have sunk.

Turn:

Extra outs for Seidel.

River:

Schwartz has won the pot and now has a commanding chip lead of 614,000! Seidel is not dead and still has 286,000. What will Schwartz do next?

12:50

Luke Schwartz All-In

Luke Schwartz has changed his strategy and has started to move all-in.

12:49

Consecutive Pots For Schwartz

Two more uncontested raises from Luke Schwartz takes down the blinds.

12:48

Trickett Wins a Pot

Sam Trickett raises with from under the gun and Luke Schwartz calls, in the cutoff, holding .

Flop:

Trickett check-calls a 20,000 Schwartz bet. That is the end of the action as the and is checked through and Trickett takes the pot.

12:47

Frankenberger Moves All-In

Luke Schwartz raises with trash and Andy Frankenberger moves all-in holding [Qx] [Tx] forcing Schwartz to fold. It seems that strategies have switched and Frankenbergers best route to success is to actually bust Schwartz and take his chips.

12:46

Schwartz Betting in the Dark

Andy Frankenberger raises to 20,000, in early position, holding and Luke Schwartz calls, in the blinds, holding . Before the flop is dealt, Luke Schwartz bets 7,000 in the dark.

Flop:

Frankenberger calls. Schwartz then bets 30,000 in the dark.

Turn:

Frankenberger folds.

12:45

Frankenberger Sees His Second Flop

Luke Schwartz raises to 20,000, in early position, holding and Andy Frankenberger calls with in the cutoff.

Flop:

A Schwartz 19,000 lead wins the pot.

12:44

Frankenberger Makes a Stand

Luke Schwartz raises to 25,000, in the hijack seat, holding , Phil Laak folds in the cutoff but Andy Frankenberger moves all-in, on the button, holding forcing Schwartz to fold.

12:38

Normal Action Resumes

After Trickett and Seidel dared to win some pots, Luke Schwartz returns to action winning three consecutive uncontested pots, including a pre flop fold by Mathew Frankland holding ace-king.

12:37

Seidel Plays and Wins a Pot!

Erik Seidel limps in from the small blind holding , Luke Schwartz raises to 14,000, in the big blind, holding and Seidel calls.

Flop:

Seidel check-calls a 10,000 Schwartz bet.

Turn:

Both players check.

River:

Seidel puts out a 10,000 blocker bet, with the worse hand, and Schwartz folds.

12:36

Trickett Breaks The Routine

Luke Schwartz raises with four high and Sam Trickett moves all-in holding pocket nines. Schwartz folds for the first time in around ten hands.

12:18

Frankland Folds Ace-Queen

Luke Schwartz raises blind and Mathew Frankland folds ace-queen.

12:25

The Luke Schwartz Show

Luke Schwartz has stopped the action dead in this heat. He is open raising and winning every pot and he is not even looking at his cards. Sam Trickett, who has not even played a pot yet, has just folded ace-queen suited.

12:24

Luke Schwartz Has Aces

Luke Schwartz has started to place his standard 35,000 raise into the pot before it is even his time to act. He doesn’t even look at his cards when it folds around to him, his 35,000 raise stands and Schwartz actually had aces.

12:23

Schwartz All-in

Luke Schwartz raises with trash twice and everyone folds.

12:22

Strange Play by Frankenberger

Andy Frankenberger needs Luke Schwartz to last as long as possible because it improves his chances of going through. So then why raise when you know Schwartz is playing havoc?

Frankenberger raises to , in early position, for 5,000 and Schwartz three-bets to 11,000, in the blinds, holding . Frankenberger makes the call and we see a flop.

Flop:

Schwartz bets 20,000 and it wins the pot.

12:21

Luke Schwartz All-In

Luke Schwartz moves all-in holding nine high and everyone folds.

12:20

Eugene Katchalov Eliminated by Mathew Frankland
Group B, Heat 2 2856

Luke Schwartz raises holding , Eugene Katchalov moves all-in for 62,000 holding and Mathew Frankland moves all-in holding [Ax] [Tx]. Schwartz folds and we have a showdown.

Board:

Frankland has eliminated Katchalov, who is out of the Premier League, but it also means Luke Schwartz can no longer reach the play-offs after Katchalov’s elimination.

Frankland ~ 379,000

12:19

Katchalov All-In

Luke Schwartz raises with trash in two consecutive hands and Eugene Katchalov moves all-in forcing him to fold. Luke Schwartz cannot remain in this tournament if Eugene Katchalov is eliminated.

12:18

Katchalov All-In

Eugene Katchalov moves all-in for 24,000, under the gun, holding and everyone folds.

12:17

Schwartz Again

Luke Schwartz raises to 21,000, in the small blind, holding and Phil Laak folds in the big blind.

12:16

Schwartz Three-Bet

Sam Trickett raises to 6,000 with and Luke Schwartz three-bets to 32,000 holding forcing Trickett to fold.

12:15

Katchalov Crippled

Eugene Katchalov moves all-in for the ninth consecutive time and finally someone calls. It is Erik Seidel with and Katchalov is in trouble with his .

Board:

Seidel now has 594,000 and Katchalov has 24,000 and in desperate need of a lifeline. Interestingly, if Katchalov goes out so does Luke Schwartz!

12:14

Katchalov All-in.

This time it’s [Jx] [5x] for Katchalov. He moves all-in and everyone folds.

12:13

What Does Luke Schwartz Think of His Opponents?

He is moving all in indiscriminately at the moment, but what does Luke Schwartz think of his opponents?

12:07

Tony G folds Ace-King

Tony G folds [Ax] [Kx] because of the Katchalove strategy. Eugene Katchalov moves all-in holding [8x] [4x] and everyone folds.

12:06

Katchalov All-In

Eugene Katchalov moves all-in for the sixth hand in the row, from the small blind, and Mathew Frankland folds in the big blind.

12:05

Seidel Folds [Ax] [Jx]

Erik Seidel folds [Ax] [Jx] on Katchalov’s big blind and he gets a walk.

11:47

The Eugene Katchalov Strategy: Move All-in

It seems Eugene Katchalov has decided to move all-in for every hand. He knows nobody will call unless they pick up pocket aces! In the first four hands Eugene Katchalov moves all-in holding [5x] [3x], , and .

What a strategy!

11:12

Do or Die

Today is going to be a superlative day for poker as the Premier League V reaches it’s climax. First up is Group A and we anticipate that the action will start somewhere between 11:30-12:00 (CET). For the first time in the history of the Premier League all eight players in Group A still have a chance to qualify.

A quick run down on what is going to happen today. The top three players are guaranteed a place in the final while the players finishing in fourth and fifth will play each other in a best of three heads-up session for that final fourth spot.

The group leader is Tony G, on 26pts, but Sam Trickett, Mathew Frankland, Phil Laak and Erik Seidel all have point scores exceeding the 20pt mark.

  1. Tony G – 26pts
  2. Sam Trickett – 25pts
  3. Mathew Frankland – 24pts
  4. Phil Laak – 23pts
  5. Erik Seidel – 21pts
  6. Andy Frankenberger – 17pts
  7. Eugene Katchalov – 9pts
  8. Luke Schwartz – 5pts

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