GIBRALTAR -- Party Poker and Matchroom Sport are pleased to announce the dates and details for the PartyPoker.com World Open V! The event will take place from Sunday 11 October – Thursday 15
October 2009 in London. For the very first time the action will all take place in the prestigious Palm Beach Casino in the heart of Mayfair. The main changes this year are that the starting stacks have been tripled, with the tables now being eight seat in the heats and seven players in the final. The buy-in is $10,000, with a total prize pool of $480,000 – the winner scooping $250,000.
The 48 player field is yet to be fully confirmed with more details released in the near future but already lined-up is Mike Sexton, who was recently endorsed by Doyle Brunson
, Daniel Negreanu and most recently, Johnny Chan, for this year's Poker Hall of Fame. Also in attendance will be PartyPoker.com's newly sponsored grassroots players Remy Biechel from France, Felipe 'Mojave' Ramos from Brazil, the UK's Ian Frazer and Germany's Bodo Sbrzesny. The emphasis for the grassroots team is on VIPs, player loyalty and historic links to PartyPoker.com.
They will join a top field including Tom 'Durrrr' Dwan, who is set to revive his rivalry with Luke 'Fullflush' Schwartz. In addition, James Akenhead from the WSOP
Main Event November Nine® takes to the felt as well as the Asian Poker Tour's 'Poker Pack' players JC Tran and Steve Sung. Other names confirmed at this stage include Jennifer Tilly, Phil Laak, Scott Fischman, Neil Channing, European Open V winner Roberto Romanello, defending World Open champion Marty Smyth, Andy Black, Neil Channing and Liam Flood.
This year there is the chance to qualify online for the prestigious tournament, coverage of which is shown on television in countries all over the world. Without full details being confirmed until now, the packages have already been incredibly popular and sought after on PartyPoker.com! The packages are worth $13,000 and include the buy-in, seven night's accommodation and $1,000 spending money. The main $650+$50 satellite takes place every Sunday at 14.15 ET where a package will be awarded for every 20 players. Daily qualifiers start from as little as $3 while there is a satellite into Sunday's main only satellite every day at 14.25 ET (except Sunday's which is at 12.55 ET and is Speed).
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