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:
Daniel “jungleman12” Cates