NBC Heads Up Poker Championship Player List Announced
After much hype and speculation about which players would feature, NBC have finally announced a definitive list of 64 pros that will compete in their Heads Up Poker Championship in March.
This year’s event will feature an increased buy-in of $25,000 to enter – up $5,000 from last year’s tournament – meaning that the overall winner will take home a whopping first place prize of $750,000.
As ever, the tournament will be conducted in a bracket system similar to college basketball’s championship tournament, with all players competing in a series of one-on-one knock-out rounds in order to progress.
The only exception to this rule will be the grand final, where the winners of each side of the draw’s semi-final will compete in a best of three heads-up match to decide who will be crowned NBC Heads Up Poker Champion.
The tournament will be taking place between 4-6 March and there will be a customary draw party to decide who is paired with who in the first round sometime in the week preceding the tournament. The full list of players is as follows: