The NBC heads-up Poker Championship begins January 24!

The National Heads - Up Poker Championship NBC which was created in 2005 is, as its name suggests, a heads up competition. What distinguishes it from other competitions of heads up is that it is deemed to bring together the best players in heads up worldwide since who wants it well may not participate in this prestigious tournament. You should have received an invitation previously! Next, you will need to pay the buy-in of $ 20,000 (or $ 25,000, depending on the year) to participate in the event.

In 2012, this event had been cancelled (different problems to the United States with the Full Tilt Poker scandal), but this year it will be held from 24 to 26 January at Caesars Palace with its 64 players and players who will vie for the title. It knows today the official list of participants:

Gaëlle Baumann
Jean-Robert Bellande
Andy Bloch
Viktor Blom
LIV Boeree
Justin Bonomo
Doyle Brunson
Olivier Busquet
Daniel Cates
Mohsin Charania
Joseph Cheong
Shaun Deeb
Jonathan Duhamel
Tom Dwan
Eli Elezra
Antonio Esfandiari
Will Failla
Andy Frankenberger
Phil Galfond
Matt Glantz
Barry Greenstein
Jennifer Harman
Brian Hastings
Isaac Haxton
Phil Hellmuth
John Hennigan
Maria Ho
Phil Ivey
Faraz Jaka
Kyle Julius
Eugene Katchalov
Phil Laak
Ben Lamb
Andrew Lichtenberger
Matt Matros
Mike Matusow
Jason Mercier
Greg Merson
Michael Mizrachi
Chris Moneymaker
John Monnette
Chris Moorman
Carlos Mortensen
Daniel Negreanu
David Oppenheim
Greg Raymer
Vanessa Rousso
Rob Salaburu
Matt Salsberg
Nick Schulman
Huck Seed
Erik Seidel
Scott Seiver
Joe Serock
Mike Sexton
Sam Simon
Dan Smith
Justin Smith
Jason Somerville
Jennifer Tilly
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
David Williams
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Phil Ivey, Phil Galfond, Daniel Cates and Viktor Blom; When it was said that this tournament brought together the elite of the heads up players, it does you had not lied. Among the French, Elky who is well known in the Middle will be present, but also Gaëlle Baumann (pro Winamax) which became especially known by its deep run in the Main Event of World Series of Poker of the year past. The dissemination of this tournament will be held next March and will spread over 6 weeks.

And for those who would wonder how the selection is made, Andrew Feldman wrote in 2011 on ESPN: "this event does not meet the best 64 players in the world. It is before all a TV show which brings together figures and names that the public knows, players who have earned their place through their performance on tables and celebrities who love the game and that can create some surprises. "It should also be noted that several players declined the invitation because mainly the overlay
the NBC heads-up Championship with the kickoff of the Aussie Millions 2013 in Melbourne.

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