NBC Heads-Up Championship First-Round Matchups Set

NBC Heads-Up Championship First-Round Matchups Set

Friday, 29 February 2008

The NBC Heads-Up Championships have made the draw for this year’s tournament at the PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace. With nearly all of the 64 players arriving at the pairing party, the club was a veritable ‘who’s who’ of poker.

The NBC Heads-Up Championships have made the draw for this year’s tournament at the PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace. With nearly all of the 64 players arriving at the pairing party, the club was a veritable ‘who’s who’ of poker.
As for the draw itself, there are some monster pairings as you would expect. Tom ‘Durrr’ Dwan will get to test his online skills live against Phil Hellmuth, while Chris Ferguson vs John Juanda looks to be the other pick of the Clubs bracket.
The fiercest bracket looks like the Diamonds from where we’re sat. The end of the draw saw some massive ties come out, with Barry Greenstein taking on Howard Lederer, Michael Mizrachi will tackle Daniel Negreanu and our personal favourite…the mighty Sammy Farha will take on The Grandfather of Poker, Doyle Brunson – buckle up!
** Clubs **
Jonathan Little vs. Erik Seidel
Patrik Antonius vs. Gabe Kaplan
Greg Raymer vs. Hooman Nikzad
Kenny Tran vs. Scott Clements
Mike Matusow vs. Joseph Hachem
Tom Dwan vs. Phil Hellmuth
Tom Schneider vs. Gavin Smith
Chris Ferguson vs. John Juanda
** Hearts **
Vanessa Rousso vs. Antonio Esfandiari
Shannon Elizabeth vs. Andy Bloch
Todd Brunson vs. Scott Fischman
Jamie Gold vs. Tom Kelly
Ted Forrest vs. Orel Hershiser
Allen Cunningham vs. Chad Brown
Jean-Robert Bellande vs. Sam Grizzle
Freddy Deeb vs. Paul Wasicka
** Spades **
Don Cheadle vs. Gus Hansen
Scotty Nguyen vs. Bill Edler
Jerry Yang vs. Chris Moneymaker
David Singer vs. Phil Laak
Phil Ivey vs. Alisha Kunze
David Williams vs. Johnny Chan
Daniel Schreiber vs. T.J. Cloutier
Annie Duke vs. J.C. Tran
** Diamonds **
Jason Alexander vs. Huck Seed
David Pham vs. Brian Townsend
Clonie Gowen vs. Jennifer Tilly
Daniel Negreanu vs. Michael Mizrachi
Barry Greenstein vs. Howard Lederer
David Benyamine vs. Jennifer Harman
Sam Farha vs. Doyle Brunson
Erick Lindgren vs. Eli Elezra



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