The PokerStars NBC National Heads Up Tournament is set to place is less than a week at Caesars Palace Casino located on the strip in Las Vegas. There will only be 64 poker players vying for the 2008 Heads up poker championship, as the elite event is invitation only.
Pokerstars held a freeroll poker tournament for the event this afternoon where 2824 hopefuls battled it out for a satellite seat in the tournament.
Fast and wild is how one would describe the first half hour of the freeroll. Players couldn’t get their chips in fast enough and within the first hour of the game. Players were all in pre-flop with any ace, and generally called with just as bad. Post flop all ins and flops were also a constant, with neither playing having made a hand.
At first break, the field showed signs of some serious weeding, with just 842 players left in the tournament. Of those 842 players, 200 will advance on two phase two of the PokerStars qualification. Another tournament will be played tonight that will award tickets and seats to the actual NBC Poker Heads Up Championships. 4Flush.com will be there in Las Vegas to bring you live action from the tables.
Caesars Palace has also been hosting $65 sit n go tournaments for the main event in Las Vegas, where the actual buy in is $20,000.00.
Aggressive play continued, and by 8:30 Est, just an hour half after the tournament began the field was down to 500.
Shortly after the first break, our own Steve Vaughan lost a big pot with flopped trips to bigger turned trips just after break, only to bust out of the game with AT all in again AK in the very next hand.
Before the next break would come they were just over 200 players left and with 200 qualifying for the next tournament, also tonight, it wouldn’t be much longer before this one would end. On the line is:
- $20,000 buy-in to the exclusive 64-player Heads-Up Championship
- 4 nights accommodation in Las Vegas (February 28 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ March 2)
- $1,000 cash for travel
That’s ok Steve, 4flush has already taken care of the room anyway, look out Caesar’s, here comes Sit n Go Steve!
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