Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson Amongst Players Advancing to Round 2 of 2010 National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Published on March 6th, 2010 2:14 am EST

-- Tournament logo - National Heads-Up Poker Championship --The first day of the 2010 National Heads-Up Poker Championship has just come to an end, and now all of Saturday's second round matchups have been set.

Players who managed to win their first round matchups on Friday included Phil Ivey, Annette Obrestad and Phil Hellmuth.

A number of poker's biggest names weren't so lucky, as Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan and Daniel Negreanu were all sent packing.

The Round of 32 and Round of 16 matchups will take place on Saturday, with the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals all taking place on Sunday.

Here are the second round matchups:

Clubs Bracket

Chris Moneymaker vs Leo Wolpert
David Williams vs Erik Seidel
Erick Lindgren vs Peter Eastgate
Stephen Quinn vs Jamie Gold

Spades Bracket

Phil Ivey vs Scotty Nguyen
Joe Hachem vs Gabe Kaplan
Jason Mercier vs Pieter de Korver
Phil Gordon vs Phil Laak

Hearts Bracket

Allen Cunningham vs Eli Elezra
Chris Ferguson vs Dennis Phillips
Doyle Brunson vs Don Cheadle
Phil Hellmuth vs Annette Obrestad

Diamonds Bracket

Barry Greenstein vs Sam Farha
Jennifer Harman vs Jerry Yang
Darvin Moon vs Annie Duke
Paul Wasicka vs Gus Hansen


The second round matchups that stand out to me are:

Ivey vs Nguyen
Cunningham vs Elezra
Hellmuth vs Obrestad
Greenstein vs Farha

The top 16 spots pay, meaning that everyone who wins their second round matchup will be guaranteed a payday. The winner of this event will walk away with half a million dollars, while the runner-up will take home $250,000.


Filed Under: Tournament Results

Related Articles