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  • The New League

    OK..I may be behind on this one, so if I am, someone let me know. If not, I hope you enjoy reading about this. There may come a time when we see one of our own on the list:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/poker...ory?id=6470691

  • #2
    Stopped reading @ "Annie Duke, league commissioner of Federated Sports and Gaming.."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Deleted user View Post
      Stopped reading @ "Annie Duke, league commissioner of Federated Sports and Gaming.."
      same here.
      7 Time Bracelet Winner


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      • #4
        So Annie Duke is the commish and Josh Duhamel isn't even good enough to make the cut?

        Ask how many of the first 218 players to gain admittance to this "League" would trade that for Mr. Duhamel's bracelet.

        100% anyone?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Moxie Pip View Post
          So Annie Duke is the commish and Jon Duhamel isn't even good enough to make the cut?

          Ask how many of the first 218 players to gain admittance to this "League" would trade that for Mr. Duhamel's bracelet.

          100% anyone?
          Corrected. Josh Duhamel really likes trucks that aren't always trucks.

          And I kind of agree with the choice to exclude him. The guy's famous, and he's rich. But you don't need skill to win one tournament. Obviously Duhamel is extremely skilled, but he hasn't really proved himself yet. I kind of like the league idea.

          I am curious if Duke herself qualifies, though...

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          • #6
            My bad on the name,good catch.

            That being said I don't think Mr. Duhamel is breaking a whole lot of rock about proving himself to you,me,the 218 players that did make the cut or anyone else for that matter.

            Like I said---they may be more "proven" in the eyes of some (as if winning the biggest prize in poker doesn't "prove" anything,lol) but I stand by what I said---100% of those 218 "more deserving" players would trade that admittance for Duhamel's bracelet in a nanosecond.

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            • #7
              I doubt that 100% would trade for just the bracelet. The bracelet and the money, perhaps. The big reason I think that Duhamel hasn't really proved himself in this crowd yet is the consideration requirements. Six cashes totalling $300k is kind of big (I thought it was three cashes of at least $300k each when I made my last post). Having rechecked the facts, I've changed my mind. Let Duhamel in.


              There should be way more than 200 $300k+ winners over the past three years... I wonder what else goes into the considerations. I wonder if they pick the most 'interesting' talent, rather than the most talented. That would be unfortunate.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PanickyPoker View Post
                Corrected. Josh Duhamel really likes trucks that aren't always trucks. And I kind of agree with the choice to exclude him. The guy's famous, and he's rich. But you don't need skill to win one tournament. Obviously Duhamel is extremely skilled, but he hasn't really proved himself yet. I kind of like the league idea. I am curious if Duke herself qualifies, though...
                Um, Jonathan Duhamel has won the EPT deauville high rollers event also. umbup: http://www.canadapoker.com/duhamel-w...-in-main-event
                Last edited by Stakehorse75; Sat May 07, 2011, 04:16 AM. Reason: link

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Stakehorse75 View Post
                  Um, Jonathan Duhamel has won the EPT deauville high rollers event also. umbup:
                  lol, that + Main Event are only two major cashes, Horse. Obviously not enough.

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                  • #10
                    I wonder if 'cashes' include winnings from cash games - otherwise it would seem to be more of a league for tournament players?

                    That would seem to exclude a lot of the online players like Tom Dwan?

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                    • #11
                      It is for tournament players, but I think that Dwan would qualify anyway. He's been doing a lot of WSOP recently, and a bunch of other MTT's. It would surprise me if he doesn't have enough cashes.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PanickyPoker View Post
                        It is for tournament players, but I think that Dwan would qualify anyway. He's been doing a lot of WSOP recently, and a bunch of other MTT's. It would surprise me if he doesn't have enough cashes.
                        Oh I hope so - can't imagine a league of greats without one of poker's biggest cashers.

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                        • #13
                          Here are the qualification criteria.


                          http://www.federatedinc.com/poker-le...ation-criteria

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                          • #14
                            Here are those who are qualified




                            The Federated Poker League announced their list of 218 eligible players on Tuesday for the inaugural 2011-2012 season. Each of the eligible players were also given a tour card, which will allow individuals to continue competing for two, three or five years, based on past accomplishments.

                            “We are committed to celebrating the world’s best live tournament players in an entirely new way,” said Federated Sports and Gaming Chairman Jeffrey Pollack. “As we start to fufill this mission, the first question we had to answer was who made the cut and why. For what could have been a very subjective discussion and debate, we elected to embrace objective data.”

                            There will be no sponsored exemptions for entry into the league during the first season other than nine players who can win their way in through the preliminary events that kick off each of the four Main Events, which will be held at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.

                            The minimum criteria to earn a tour card is at least $1.25 million in adjusted lifetime earnings, with no more than $750,000 coming from any single win and at least nine cashes since 2008. Players who have at least $4 million in adjusted lifetime earnings, with no more than $2 million coming from any single win, along with the nine cashes, earn five-year cards.

                            In total, the 218 players earned 27 five-year cards, 55 three-year cards and 136 two-year cards. You can view the complete qualification criteria at the league’s website.

                            Players who earned five-year cards included Daniel Alaei, Johnny Chan, David Chiu, Scott Clements, Hoyt Corkins, Allen Cunningham, Roland De Wolfe, Freddy Deeb, Chris Ferguson, Barry Greenstein, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Jeff Lisandro, Mike Matusow, Michael Mizrachi, Carlos Mortensen, Daniel Negreanu, Men Nguyen, Scotty Nguyen, John Phan, Huck Seed, Erik Seidel, Vanessa Selbst and J.C. Tran. You can view the full roster of qualified players below.

                            “Our goal in setting the objective qualifying criteria was to capture the best live tournament players, not a certain set of personalities,” said League Commissioner Annie Duke. “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.”

                            The league will consist of four events, starting in August and will feature a pro-am, a charity tournament and a $20,000 main event. The season will conclude in February with a $1 million added Championship Event for the top 27 players with the highest season earnings.



                            First Name Last Name Season Card
                            James Akenhead 2 Year B
                            Daniel Alaei 5 Year
                            Patrik Antonius 2 Year A
                            Josh Arieh 3 Year
                            David Bach 2 Year A
                            David Baker 2 Year B
                            David Baker 2 Year B
                            Eric Baldwin 3 Year
                            Praz Bansi 2 Year A
                            Jose Ignacio Barbero 2 Year B
                            Allen Bari 2 Year B
                            Isaac Baron 2 Year B
                            Christopher Bell 3 Year
                            David Benyamine 3 Year
                            Steve Billirakis 2 Year B
                            Mike Binger 3 Year
                            Nick Binger 2 Year B
                            Chris Bjorin 3 Year
                            Andy Bloch 2 Year B
                            Salvatore Bonavena 2 Year B
                            Justin Bonomo 2 Year A
                            Dutch Boyd 2 Year B
                            Matthew Brady 2 Year B
                            Steve Brecher 2 Year A
                            Humberto Brenes 2 Year A
                            Chad Brown 2 Year B
                            Doyle Brunson 2 Year A
                            Shawn Buchanan 3 Year
                            Eric Buchman 3 Year
                            Olivier Busquet 2 Year A
                            Erik Cajelais 2 Year A
                            Brandon Cantu 3 Year
                            John Cernuto 3 Year
                            Johnny Chan 5 Year
                            Neil Channing 2 Year B
                            Andrew Chen 2 Year B
                            David Chiu 5 Year
                            Cornel Cimpan 3 Year
                            Scott Clements 5 Year
                            Hoyt Corkins 5 Year
                            Allen Cunningham 5 Year
                            David Daneshgar 2 Year A
                            Roland De Wolfe 5 Year
                            Kassem (Freddy) Deeb 5 Year
                            Ivan Demidov 2 Year B
                            Jason DeWitt 2 Year B
                            Quinn Do 2 Year A
                            Annie Duke 2 Year A
                            Tom Dwan 2 Year B
                            Peter Eastgate 3 Year
                            Mike Ellis 2 Year B
                            Antonio Esfandiari 3 Year
                            Chris Ferguson 5 Year
                            Amnon Filippi 2 Year B
                            Layne Flack 3 Year
                            Randall Flowers 2 Year B
                            Ted Forrest 2 Year A
                            Jimmy Fricke 2 Year B
                            Eric Froehlich 2 Year B
                            Chau Giang 3 Year
                            Matthew Glantz 2 Year B
                            Alexandre Gomes 3 Year
                            Matthew Graham 2 Year B
                            Barry Greenstein 5 Year
                            Gavin Griffin 2 Year A
                            Dmitry Gromov 2 Year B
                            Bertrand Grospellier 3 Year
                            Antanas (Tony) Guoga 3 Year
                            Hasan Habib 3 Year
                            Joe Hachem 3 Year
                            Roger Hairabedian 2 Year A
                            Dean Hamrick 2 Year B
                            Gus Hansen 2 Year A
                            Christian Harder 2 Year B
                            Jennifer Harman 2 Year A
                            Isaac Haxton 2 Year B
                            Dan Heimiller 2 Year A
                            Phil Hellmuth 5 Year
                            Juha Helppi 2 Year B
                            Rob Hollink 3 Year
                            Alessio Isaia 2 Year B
                            Phil Ivey 5 Year
                            Alex Jacob 2 Year A
                            Fernando Jacobo 2 Year B
                            Martin Per Jacobson 2 Year B
                            Faraz Jaka 2 Year B
                            Sirous Jamshidi 2 Year B
                            Peter Jetten 2 Year B
                            Marco Johnson 2 Year B
                            Theo Jørgensen 2 Year A
                            John Juanda 5 Year
                            John Kabbaj 2 Year B
                            Mclean Karr 2 Year B
                            Frank Kassela 2 Year A
                            Eugene Katchalov 3 Year
                            Matt Keikoan 2 Year B
                            Bryn Kenney 2 Year B
                            Allen Kessler 2 Year B
                            Hafiz Khan 2 Year B
                            Hevad Khan 2 Year A
                            Davidi Kitai 2 Year B
                            Chris Klodnicki 2 Year B
                            Alexander Kostritsin 3 Year
                            Moritz Kranich 2 Year A
                            Andreas Krause 2 Year B
                            Alexander Kravchenko 3 Year
                            Valdemar Kwaysser 2 Year B
                            Ludovic Lacay 2 Year B
                            Florian Langmann 2 Year B
                            Ted Lawson 2 Year A
                            Howard Lederer 5 Year
                            Antony Lellouche 2 Year B
                            Toto Leonidas 3 Year
                            Jason Lester 2 Year A
                            Adam Levy 2 Year B
                            Andrew Lichtenberger 2 Year B
                            Kathy Liebert 3 Year
                            Erick Lindgren 5 Year
                            Jeff Lisandro 5 Year
                            Jonathan Little 3 Year
                            Vitaly Lunkin 3 Year
                            James Mackey 2 Year B
                            Jeff Madsen 3 Year
                            Ayaz Mahmood 2 Year B
                            Amit Makhija 2 Year B
                            Mihai Manole 2 Year B
                            Matt Marafioti 2 Year B
                            Thomas Marchese 2 Year A
                            Lee Markholt 2 Year A
                            Michael Martin 2 Year A
                            Matt Matros 2 Year B
                            Arnaud Mattern 2 Year B
                            Mike Matusow 5 Year
                            Mike McDonald 3 Year
                            Nenad Medic 3 Year
                            Jason Mercier 3 Year
                            Dario Minieri 2 Year B
                            Michael Mizrachi 5 Year
                            Robert Mizrachi 3 Year
                            Sorel Mizzi 2 Year B
                            Will Molson 2 Year B
                            Scott Montgomery 2 Year B
                            Chris Moore 2 Year B
                            Carlos Mortensen 5 Year
                            Greg Mueller 2 Year B
                            Daniel Negreanu 5 Year
                            Men Nguyen 5 Year
                            Scotty Nguyen 5 Year
                            Annette Obrestad 3 Year
                            Luca Pagano 2 Year B
                            Jeffrey Papola 2 Year B
                            John Brock Parker 2 Year B
                            Jean-Paul Pasqualini 2 Year B
                            Ralph Perry 3 Year
                            Max Pescatori 2 Year A
                            David Pham 3 Year
                            Thang Pham 2 Year A
                            John Phan 5 Year
                            Carter Phillips 2 Year B
                            Dwyte Pilgrim 2 Year B
                            John Racener 3 Year
                            Vivek Rajkumar 3 Year
                            Annand (Victor) Ramdin 3 Year
                            Greg Raymer 2 Year A
                            Tobias Reinkemeier 2 Year B
                            David (Chino) Rheem 3 Year
                            Claudio Rinaldi 2 Year B
                            Andrew Robl 2 Year B
                            Blair Rodman 2 Year A
                            Roberto Romanello 2 Year B
                            Farzad Rouhani 2 Year B
                            Vanessa Rousso 2 Year B
                            Sebastian Ruthenberg 3 Year
                            Nichlas Saarisilta 2 Year B
                            Nick Schulman 3 Year
                            Noah Schwartz 2 Year B
                            Huck Seed 5 Year
                            Erik Seidel 5 Year
                            Scott Seiver 2 Year A
                            Vanessa Selbst 5 year
                            Daniel Shak 2 Year B
                            Soheil Shamseddin 2 Year B
                            Shannon Shorr 3 Year
                            Barry Shulman 3 Year
                            David Singer 3 Year
                            Gavin Smith 3 Year
                            Jordan Smith 2 Year B
                            Justin Smith 2 Year B
                            Marty Smyth 2 Year A
                            Fabrice Soulier 2 Year B
                            Mike Sowers 2 Year B
                            David Steicke 2 Year B
                            Samuel Stein 2 Year B
                            Johan Storakers 2 Year B
                            Surinder Sunar 3 Year
                            Steve Sung 2 Year B
                            Joe Tehan 3 Year
                            Mark Teltscher 2 Year A
                            Todd Terry 2 Year B
                            Julian Thew 2 Year B
                            Nam Thien Le 3 Year
                            William Thorson 2 Year B
                            Yevgeniy Timoshenko 3 Year
                            Alec Torelli 2 Year B
                            JC Tran 5 Year
                            Sam Trickett 2 Year B
                            Michael Tureniec 2 Year A
                            Dave Ulliott 3 Year
                            James Van Alstyne 3 Year
                            Tommy Vedes 2 Year B
                            Ville Wahlbeck 2 Year B
                            Lee Watkinson 3 Year
                            Michael Watson 3 Year
                            Mike Wattel 2 Year B
                            Timothy West 2 Year B
                            David Williams 3 Year
                            Justin Young 2 Year B
                            Ryan Young 2 Year B
                            Last edited by hobojim11247; Sat May 07, 2011, 07:14 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Alright. A very respectable setup. I'm really looking forward to this now. I didn't catch this info, but is it supposed to be televised?

                              And Dwan did make the list. So did Duke. Interestingly, Galfond did not. Looks like that guy really does hate tournaments.

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