NBC’s 6th annual National Heads-Up Poker Championship is set to start on March 4-7 at Caesars Palace Poker Tournament Room in Las Vegas, Nevada. Much like college basketball’s NCAA Tournament, the National Heads-Up Poker Championship starts off with a bracket of 64 of the game’s best No Limit Texas Hold’em poker players going head-to-head for $1.5 million in combined prize money.
This year’s tournament features poker pros Chris Ferguson, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Joe Cada and last year’s Heads-Up finalists Vanessa Rousso and Huckleberry Seed.
“It takes a lot of skill and mental toughness to get through a field of such exceptional players,” last year’s Heads-Up champion Huck Seed was quoted as saying in a Feb. 16 press release. “But I look forward to defending my title and trying to win it again.”
Unlike the NCAA Basketball Tournament, however, the National Heads-Up Poker Championship finals is a best-of-three format, with the first-place finisher receiving $500,000 and the second-place finisher taking home $250,000. The single-elimination competition begins Friday, March 5 at noon and continues through Sunday, March 7.
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