NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship Line Up Announced

The NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship is about to begin and the list of pros and celebrities participating has just been released. The list is full of poker pros and celebrities, a few new faces and several familiar faces that have participated before.

The event will take place from March 4th to the 7th at Caesars Palace and those who participate are required to post the $20,000 buy-in to play. A few new faces to the tournament will be Annette Obrestad and Kara Scott. Twenty two players earned their seat via qualifiers but two of the qualifiers are not on the list of names: Barry Shulman and Jeffrey Lisandro.

Players who qualified for the tournament did so as a result of their performance in past WSOP events and select tournaments that took place all over the world. Automatic qualifiers that are on the list includes: Sam Farha, Brock Parker, Phil Ivey, Jerry Yang, Peter Eastgate, Darvin Moon, Joe Cada, Greg Mueller, Jason Mercier, Peiter de Korver and Eric Baldwin.

Several more players were invited to participate and create the sixty four player field including celebrities. Those included are: Don Cheadle, Gabe Kaplan, Jennifer Tilly and Orel Hershiser. Seven internet qualifiers will also be included in the event as well.

Complete List of Players:

Patrik Antonius
Eric Baldwin
Andy Bloch
Doyle Brunson
Joe Cada
Johnny Chan
Don Cheadle
Allen Cunningham
Pieter de Korver
Annie Duke
Tom Dwan
Peter Eastgate
Eli Elezra
Antonio Esfandiari
Sam Farha
Chris Ferguson
Ted Forrest
Jamie Gold
Phil Gordon
Barry Greenstein
Bertrand Grospellier
Joe Hachem
Gus Hansen
Jennifer Harman
Phil Hellmuth
Orel Hershiser
Jesper Hougaard

Phil Ivey
John Juanda
Gabe Kaplan
John Paul Kelly
Phil Laak
Howard Lederer
Erick Lindgren

Mike Matusow
Jason Mercier
Dario Minieri
Chris Moneymaker
Darvin Moon
Greg Mueller
Daniel Negreanu
Scotty Nguyen
Annette Obrestad
Brock Parker
Dennis Phillips
Greg Raymer
Vanessa Rousso
Kara Scott
Huck Seed
Erik Seidel
Mike Sexton
Gavin Smith
Jennifer Tilly
Paul Wasicka
David Williams
Leo Wolpert
Jerry Yang

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