NBC National Heads-Up Championship 2011 preview

NBC National Heads-Up Championship 2011 preview

Thursday, 10 February 2011

The NBC National Heads-Up Championship is returning to Vegas this year at Caesar’s Palace where 64 players will attempt to wrest the title from reigning champion Annie Duke and take home their own $750,000 first prize.

Last year Duke defeated Erik Seidel to take the title and will this year be joined by Seidel, Phil Ivey, Andy Bloch and Chris Ferguson from the Full Tilt side; Daniel Negreanu, Jonathan Duhamel and Vanessa Rousso from PokerStars. In addition, supposedly-retired 2008 WSOP champion Peter Eastgate will be competing in the event.

“We are proud to broadcast the National Heads-Up Poker Championship for a seventh consecutive year for our viewers to see some of the most exciting poker in the world,” said Jon Miller, president of programming of NBC Sports. “You never know what match-ups you are going to get in Heads-Up. Every year we are amazed with the outcome of who beats who when the best of the best battle it out.”

Poker After Dark announcer Ali Nejad will call the action with Craig Hummer while Leeann Tweeden returns to tableside reporting duties. The tournament runs from 4 to 6 March.

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