March 1st, 2013 7:21 pm EST
Heads-Up Challenge Set For Sunday, March 10th
What started as some playful needling between Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu has turned into a heads-up challenge that will involve six of the top poker players in the world.
On Sunday, March 10th, "The Professionals" (Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Gus Hansen and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom) will square off against "Team Pokerstars" (Daniel Negreanu, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Isaac "luvthewnba" Haxton) in a heads-up showdown.
There will be three separate heads-up battles, and each battle will consist of three heads-up tournaments.
Here are the three matches:
Viktor Blom vs Bernard Grospellier, Sunday, March 10th, 10:00 ET
Tom Dwan vs Isaac Haxton, Sunday, March 10th, 13:00 ET
Gus Hansen vs Daniel Negreanu, Sunday, March 10th, 16:00 ET
The winner of each match will be the player that wins at least 2 of the three heads-up tournaments. For instance, Blom and Grospellier will play three Heads-Up tournaments, and the winner will be the player that wins at least two of the tournaments.
The winning team will be the team that wins at least two of the matches. For instance, if Blom and Dwan both win 2-1, "The Professionals" will win the event, regardless of the outcome of the Hansen vs Negreanu match.
Each player will be putting up $50,000 of their own money, with the winner of each match walking away with their opponent's $50k. In addition, each member of the winning team will receive $10k in tournament buy-ins from the other room (for instance, if "Team Pokerstars" wins, they will each receive $10k in buy-ins for use on Full Tilt Poker).
The matches will be taking place on Full Tilt Poker.
Source: FullTiltPoker.com - The Professionals vs Team Pokerstars
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