Action Kicks off at National Heads-Up togel Singapore Poker Championship

The cards will be in the air at Caesars Palace tomorrow, as 64 of the biggest names in professional poker square off for during NBC’s seventh annual National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

The buy in for this year was set at $25,000, up $5K from the 2010 running. In total, $1.8 million will be awarded, with a cool $750,000 going to the winner. Making his

Making his sponsorship debut will be newly signed Friend of Full Tilt Emmitt Smith. He will be joined by several of the event’s former title-winners, including Phil togel Singapore, Tedd Forrest, Chris Ferguson, Huck Seed, and last year’s winner, Annie Duke.

Television coverage of the event is set to air every Sunday between April 17 and May 22. Commentary will be provided by Craig Hummer and Ali Nejad, with “Poker After Dark” host Leeann Tweeden covering the sidelines.

“Our viewers are in for a treat with what we can guarantee will be thrilling poker match-ups,” said NBC Sports president of programming Jon Miller. “There is no other heads-up poker tournament that can rival the skill and excitement on the tables that we bring together when the best of the best compete in this unique format.”

So who’s the odds-on favorite? Here’s a look at the full 64-player roster, listed in alphabetical order:

Jason Alexander

Patrik Antonius

Eric Baldwin

David Benyamine

Andy Bloch

Liv Boeree

James Bord

Doyle Brunson

Joe Cada

Daniel “jungleman12” Cates

Johnny Chan

Don Cheadle

Nicolas Chouity

Allen Cunningham

Jonathan Duhamel

Annie Duke

Tom Dwan

Peter Eastgate

Eli Elezra

Antonio Esfandiari

Chris Ferguson

Ted Forrest

Phil Galfond

Phil Gordon

Barry Greenstein

Bertrand Grospellier

Joe Hachem

Gus Hansen

Jennifer Harman

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Ivey

Faraz Jaka

John Juanda

Gabe Kaplan

Frank Kassela

Eugene Katchalov

Phil Laak

Howard Lederer

Erick Lindgren

Ayaz Mahmood

Thomas Marchese

Mike Matusow

Jason Mercier

Michael Mizrachi

Sorel Mizzi

Chris Moneymaker

Daniel Negreanu

Scotty Nguyen

Annette Obrestad

Dennis Phillips

Dwyte Pilgrim

John Racener

Greg Raymer

Vanessa Rousso

Kara Scott

Huck Seed

Erik Seidel

Vanessa Selbst

Emmitt Smith

Gavin Smith

Jennifer Tilly

Melburn Whitmire

David Williams

Justin Young

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