It’s Time For Heads-Up

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nbc-heads-up-championshipThe tournament is one of the favorites for the games elite professionals and one of the reasons why the tournament is so popular is because the only way to play in the tournament is if you receive an invitation. You may be asking what kind of tournament only allows players to play in it if they receive an invitation and well that tournament is the NBC Heads-Up Championship which allows 64 players to come together and play for their share of a huge prize pool and the entire tournament is structured as a heads-up tournament. The only way to gain an invitation to the tournament depends on how you did the previous year in poker, so for example the WSOP and WPT Player of the Year players will receive an invitation and the tournament winners for some of pokers biggest tournaments will also receive an invitation. Also the four previous winners will also receive an invitation to come and try and put their name on the trophy once again. Another way some players were able to gain an invitation was to play in some of the qualifiers that were being put on at Full Tilt Poker and at Caesars Palace. Also just to note that the famous Ali Nejad will be providing the commentary just like the past few years and he has been a fan favorite.

Once again the NBC Heads-Up Championship will be played at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV and just like prior years the turnout just to view the heads-up matches should be great in itself. Below are the players that have received an invitation to play in this years NBC Heads-Up Championship, however the list is not final because just like the last few years there has been last minute drop outs. The qualifiers however are not listed.

David Benyamine 
Andy Bloch 
Chad Brown 
Doyle Brunson 
Johnny Chan 
Don Cheadle 
Glen Chorny 
Allen Cunningham 
Ivan Demidov 
Annie Duke 
Tom Dwan 
Peter Eastgate 
Eli Elezra 
Antonio Esfandiari 
Sam Farha 
Chris Ferguson 
Scott Fischman 
Layne Flack 
Ted Forrest 
Brad Garrett 
Jamie Gold 
Clonie Gowen 
Barry Greenstein 
Gavin Griffin 
Bertrand Grospellier 
Joe Hachem 
Gus Hansen 
Jennifer Harman 
Phil Hellmuth 
Orel Hershiser 
Jeffrey Ishbia  
Phil Ivey 
John Juanda 
Gabe Kaplan 
Phil Laak 
Howard Lederer 
Erick Lindgren 
Jonathan Little 
Mike Matusow 
Dario Minieri 
Chris Moneymaker 
Daniel Negreanu 
Scotty Nguyen 
David Pham 
John Phan 
Greg Raymer 
Vanessa Rousso 
Ilari Sahamies 
Huck Seed 
Vanessa Selbst 
Erik Seidel 
Mike Sexton 
Gavin Smith 
Jennifer Tilly 
JC Tran 
Kenny Tran 
Paul Wasicka 
David Williams 
Jerry Yang 
Leon Yanovski

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