National Heads Up Poker Championship coming this March
This March the NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship will be back in action for their seventh season. The event will take place at Caesars Palace again and begin on March 3rd and continue until the 6th. The tournament will have sixty four players competing for a total of $1.8 million in prize money. The winner of the event will take home $750,000.

Several top pros are expected to compete including Annie Duke, Erik Seidel, Phil Ivey, Vanessa Rousso, Doyle Brunson, Andy Bloch, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, Paul Wasicka, Jonathan Duhamel, Peter Eastgate and Huck Seed.

Annie Duke was able to outlast Seidel in the last round of the competition last year to take the first place prize. She commented: “Year after year, I look forward to competing among the toughest competition out there that the heads up tournament brings together for fans to see nationwide. I am excited to compete against the skill and mental toughness that my fellow poker players will showcase on the tables.”

On the 3rd the poker players will have their drawing party to see who will face off against each other in the beginning of the tournament. The tournament will then begin on the 4th and continue until the 6th to see a winner crowned. NBC will be filming the tournament and the footage will then air in April and May in six installments.

Jon Miller is the president of programming at NBC Sports and Versus and he commented on the championship by stating: “We are proud to broadcast the National Heads Up Poker Championship for the seventh consecutive year for our viewers to see some of the most exciting poker in the world. You never know what match-ups you are going to get in Heads Up. Every year we are amazed with the outcome of who will best who when the best of the best battle it out.”

- 2011-02-10

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