List of Names for NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship SetPublished on February 23rd, 2010 1:04 pm EST
Aside from the names of the seven lucky online qualifiers who will also be taking part, the field of the 2010 National Heads-Up Poker Championship on NBC has now been set.
The draw party for the first-round match-ups will be held at PURE Nightclub on Thursday, March 4th, with the tournament getting under way the next day. The champion will be crowned on Sunday, March 7th.
There is a total of $1.5 million in prize money this year, with the eventual winner taking home $500,000.
Previous winners of this event:
2005 - Phil Hellmuth
2006 - Ted Forrest
2007 - Paul Wasicka
2008 - Chris Ferguson
2009 - Huck Seed
All five previous champions will be taking part in this year's event.
Poker's biggest names will be taking part in this event as well, as Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Daniel Negreanu and Tom Dwan have all been confirmed to play.
Previous World Series of Poker champions, including Chris Moneymaker, Jerry Yang and Jamie Gold, will also be taking part. Darvin Moon and Dennis Phillips, who made their names by making the World Series of Poker final table, have also been confirmed for the tournament.
Here is the complete list of players:
John Paul Kelly
ONLINE QUALIFIERS (7)
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