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Professional Poker League unveils roster

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Annie Duke poker leagueIt has been talked about for a while but the doors have now flung open to the long-muted Professional Poker League. Yesterday saw licenses handed out to 218 players that are eligible to compete in the first season of the league and beyond. Cards are given to players for a period of either five years, three years, and two year terms having an A and B category.

We earlier told how Annie Duke had been confirmed as commissioner of the new league, and upon release of the list she commented, “Our goal in setting the objective qualifying criteria was to capture the best live tournament players – not a certain set of personalities. Keeping the league membership small not only ensures the highest quality of tournament play, but also allows FS&G to provide a superior playing experience and outstanding service levels to our members.”

Each license has a different criteria, which is as follows:

Five Year Card
•$4 million in adjusted lifetime tournament earnings, with a maximum of $2 million counting from any single tournament.
•Three major lifetime titles.
•Nine cashes since January 1, 2008 for a total of least $600,000.

Three Year Card
•$2.5 million in adjusted lifetime tournament earnings, with a maximum of $1.5 million counting from any single tournament.
•One major lifetime title.
•Nine cashes since January 1, 2008 for a total of least $500,000.

Two Year Card Category A
•$2 million in adjusted lifetime tournament earnings, with a maximum of $1 million counting from any single tournament.
•One major lifetime title.
•Six cashes since January 1, 2008 for a total of least $300,000.

Two Year Card Category B
•$1.25 million in adjusted lifetime tournament earnings, with a maximum of $750,000 counting from any single tournament.
•Nine cashes since January 1, 2008 for a total of least $600,000.

Included on the list are a number of stalwarts from the poker world including Phil Ivey, Vanessa Selbst, Huck Seed, and many more. The full list can be found at this link to the Poker News Daily site.

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