63 National Heads-Up Poker Championship Names Announced

63 National Heads-Up Poker Championship Names Announced

Thursday, 21 February 2008

The fourth NCB National Heads-Up Poker Championships is now almost finalised. With 63 players confirmed for the competition, only one more slot remains unfilled. The competition, which has a $20,000 buy in and a $500,000 first place prize, begins on

The fourth NCB National Heads-Up Poker Championships is now almost finalised. With 63 players confirmed for the competition, only one more slot remains unfilled. The competition, which has a $20,000 buy in and a $500,000 first place prize, begins on 29th February.
The 64 players will battle it out in a series of heads-up matches to find out who is the best one-on-one poker player in the world. The format is single elimination, with brackets – much like a tennis tournament. All three previous champions (Paul Wasicka, Ted Forrest and Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson) are participating, as will WSOP winner Jerry Yang. This will be the first televised tournament Yang has played in after his win at the Main Event last summer. Below is the complete list of confirmed entrants:
1. Alexander, Jason
2. Antonius, Patrik
3. Bellande, Jean-Robert
4. Benyamine, David
5. Bloch, Andy
6. Brown, Chad
7. Brunson, Doyle
8. Brunson, Todd
9. Chan, Johnny
10. Cheadle, Don
11. Clements, Scott
12. Cloutier, T.J.
13. Cunningham, Allen
14. Deeb, Freddy
15. Duke, Annie
16. Dwan, Tom
17. Edler, Bill
18. Elezra, Eli
19. Elizabeth, Shannon
20. Esfandiari, Antonio
21. Farha, Sam
22. Ferguson, Chris
23. Fischman, Scott
24. Forrest, Ted
25. Gold, Jamie
26. Gowen, Clonie
27. Greenstein, Barry
28. Grizzle, Sam
29. Hachem, Joe
30. Hansen, Gus
31. Harman, Jennifer
32. Hellmuth, Phil
33. Hershiser, Orel
34. Ivey, Phil
35. Juanda, John
36. Kaplan, Gabe
37. Kelly, Tom (Caesars Palace qualifier)
38. Laak, Phil
39. Lederer, Howard
40. Lindgren, Erick
41. Little, Jonathan
42. Matusow, Mike
43. Moneymaker, Chris
44. Mizrachi, Michael
45. Negreanu, Daniel
46. Nguyen, Scotty
47. Nikzad, Hooman (Caesars Palace qualifier)
48. Online qualifier – to be decided
49. Pham, David
50. Raymer, Greg
51. Rousso, Vanessa
52. Schneider, Tom
53. Schreiber, Daniel
54. Seed, Huck
55. Seidel, Erik
56. Singer, David
57. Smith, Gavin
58. Tilly, Jennifer
59. Townsend, Brian
60. Tran, J.C.
61. Tran, Kenny
62. Wasicka, Paul
63. Williams, David
64. Yang, Jerry



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