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Mathew Frankland Wins Group A of PartyPoker Premier League: Tony G Also Progresses

Posted at 00:52 2012-04-10 by Matthew Pitt

Group A of the PartyPoker Premier League V has been completed and it is the young British online qualifier Mathew Frankland who has defied the odds and taken down the group. The 40 points he picked up across the four rounds are not only worth $80,000 but they also mean he will start Tuesday's eight-handed final table with 400,000 chips.

Frankland's huge points total was well deserved. He picked up eight points for finishing third in the first round but then slipped up and earned no points for his eighth place finish in the second round. But he more than made amends for his second round performance by first winning the third round then taking down the fourth and final game.

Australia's Tony G is one man who owes young Frankland a drink or two because the Brit's victory in the last match knocked the current WPT Player of the Year Andy Frankenberger down to fourth place, which opened the door for Tony G to progress to the final automatically. Frankenberger now faces a tricky heads-up encounter versus Phil "The Unabomber" Laak with the winner making it through to the next round.

Group A Final Standings

Group A Final Standings

PositionNamePointsPrize
1Mathew Frankland40$80,000
2Sam Trickett33$66,000
3Tony G30$60,000
4Phil Laak29$58,000
5Andy Frankenberger28$56,000
6Erik Seidel2448,000
7Eugene Katchalov9$18,000
8Luke Schwartz7$14,000

Group B was settled just hours ago and it is Daniel "Jungleman12" Cates who topped that group. He will be joined by both Patrik Antonius and Scott Seiver and one of Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Tom "durrrr" Dwan who are battling it out heads-up later today.

Group A Final Standings

PositionNamePointsPrize
1Daniel Cates38$76,000
2Patrik Antonius32$64,000
3Scott Seiver30$60,000
4Yevgeniy Timoshenko29$58,000
5Tom Dwan28$56,000
6Vanessa Selbst23$46,000
7Bertrand Grospellier18$36,000
8Ben Wilinofsky2$4,000

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Mathew Frankland (Photo: PartyPoker Blog) Mathew Frankland (Photo: PartyPoker Blog)

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