One of the most prestigious heads up poker events will be back in Las Vegas Nevada in just a couple weeks. The National Heads-Up Poker Championship kicks off March 4th 2010 and will continue through the 7th .
Sixty-Four of the worlds best poker playersÃ‚Â will meet up in theÃ‚Â Caesars Palace Poker Tournament Room to compete in the, bracket-style head-to-head tournament that carrries with it a prize pool of $1.5 million in combined prize money.Ã‚Â The eventÃ‚Â which will be taped for broadcast on NBC over six consecutive Sundays in April and May.
“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re excited to bring this annual tradition back to Caesars Palace,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Jon Miller, executive vice president of NBC Sports.Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“The National Heads-Up Poker ChampionshipÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s compelling poker action has become a must-see for the casual and hardcore poker fan alike.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Chris Ferguson, will be attending again this year, along with Phil Helmuth, and newly divorced Phil Ivey. Danny Negreanu will be in attendance, as will this years World Series of Poker Main Event winner, Joe Cada.
Also duking it out this year, last years heads-up finalists Vanessa Rouso and Huckleberry Seed.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It takes a lot of skill and mental toughness to get through a field of such exceptional players,Ã¢â‚¬Â said last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Heads-Up champion Huck Seed, who is the only player in the history of Heads-Up to cash in all five years of the event. Ã¢â‚¬Å“But I look forward to defending my title and trying to win it again.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The ever beautiful Leeann Tweeden host the event, as well as reporting back to us from the sidelines.
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