Seidel/Dwan, Ivey/Laak Highlight First Round Matches

Published on January 24th, 2013 4:10 am EST

Heads-up logo - Spade, Club, Diamond and Heart drawsThe 2013 National Heads-Up Poker Championship gets underway on Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas. The event will continue over three days, with the winner eventually being crowned on Saturday evening.

The draw party for the event took place earlier today at Cleopatra's Barge in Caesars Palace. There was one notable change prior to the draw party taking place, as Daniel Negreanu removed himself from the event due to a "commitment to a friend", while David "Doc" Sands was inserted into the line-up.

Here are the first round matches:

Club Draw

Esfandiari vs Tilly
Duhamel vs Glantz
Moorman vs Mortensen
Salsberg vs Cates
Rousso vs Timoshenko
Deeb vs Frankenberger
Bloch vs Julius
Failla vs Seiver

Spade Draw

Lamb vs Greenstein
Monnette vs Raymer
Blom vs Lichtenberger
Mizrachi vs Matusow
Williams vs Hennigan
Simon vs Oppenheim
Laak vs Ivey
Haxton vs Bonomo

Heart Draw

Cheong vs Busquet
Bellande vs Bruce Miller
Ho vs Galfond
Katchalov vs Jaka
J. Smith vs Grospellier
Hellmuth vs Saxton
Moneymaker vs Somerville
Salaburu vs Sands

Diamond Draw

Seidel vs Dwan
Marchese vs Brunson
Hastings vs Matros
Schulman vs Elezra
Merson vs Serock
Charania vs Seed
Boeree vs Baumann
Mercier vs D. Smith


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